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MotoGP, Dall'Igna: "Bagnaia honored No. 1, thanks also to Marquez, a newfound champion"

"Bagnaia rode flawlessly, knowing how to recover after his fall in the Sprint Race. Great result by Ducati on the podium with three different teams. The championship will be long. We will have to manage emotionality well."

MotoGP: Dall'Igna:

Some have cried titanic feat. He, Pecco Bagnaia, with the usual modesty that distinguishes him preferred to call himself satisfied with what he did Sunday at the Angel Nieto, but nothing more. On the other hand, those who preferred to extol the result brought home by the Chivassese rider, but above all his performance, was the general manager of the Borgo Panigale factory, Gigi Dall'Igna.

This was the long message posted on LinkedIn in which he expressed all his elation for a success that allowed the reigning world champion to shorten the distance from the current overall leader Jorge Martin, who fell during the GP.

"In Jerez we had a wonderful, spectacular and overwhelming victory, which is worth exaggerating about.Yes. It wasa masterpiece that saw Ducati on the podium with three different teams and five of our bikes finish in the top five positions," it reads.

"These are races that remain in the memory and in the soul, and that have a greater value, if you can call it that, both for the teams and for the riders. They go beyond the joy of an excellent performance, but they give satisfaction for the work done and inspire strength and confidence for what is to come, starting with Monday's tests. The fastest lap marked in the finale, at the end of a no-holds-barred battle, says it all about a gripping duel of the highest technical level between two exceptional riders who rode on record times to the end," the race narrative continues.

"Pecco was nothing short of exceptional, leading from the first lap in impeccable, textbook fashion. He put his personal seal on a difficult and hard-fought race, expressing all his technique, intelligence and character. A major reaction was needed, all the more so after the bitterness left by Sprint, and so it was. Overturning the fortunes of a weekend has now become his trademark, as has his always managing to find great motivation, leaving everything behind and concentrating exclusively on the event to be tackled by giving his best, never sparing himself, in a fiery combat, as spectacular and insidious for all the risks involved. With pride he justified the number one on the hull," acknowledged the 57-year-old.

"All this also thanks to a courageous and indomitable Marquez, a newfound champion who enhances even more the finish of Bagnaia, as well as doing justice to his team and the great work they are all doing together. It was a tough but fair head-to-head, played with mutual respect, and the sign of sportsmanship between these two greats at the finish line is testimony to that. A gesture that I really appreciated and that gives me particular satisfaction," he dwelt on the mutual compliments once they got off their respective bikes.

"And how not to mention Martin and the crash that took him out of the game in the second half of the grand prix while he was leading. Without these adversities he would surely have been the protagonist of a pyrotechnic finale, such was the show he put on and competitiveness, already demonstrated in the first place in Saturday's Sprint Race - the tribute to Jorge followed by that of the other representatives of the Emilian brand - In addition to Team Gresini, VR46 can also rejoice with a splendid Bezzecchi, on a podium that returns the right and deserved tone to the group."

And to conclude, a look into the future. "It will be a long World Championship in many respects between mistakes and accidents, which will not be lacking. In addition to the technical aspect, it will be crucial to manage emotionality well, between moments of happiness, discouragement and tension, to find a constant balance based on the awareness of always having to give everything you have in store. Come on, Ducati!" the closing remark.

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