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MotoGP, Bagnaia: "Too many devices and buttons? Those complaining aren't competitive."

"The new rules? I'd like faster MotoGP bikes. Even if they're already very fast, they could always improve. This is our job. Super Acosta? I'm not surprised. I'm learning how to corner from him."

MotoGP: Bagnaia:

Pecco Bagnaia's start of the season has been on and off. The reigning champion has mixed good performances with other less brilliant ones, and he's had his share of withdrawls in Portugal on Sunday, and in Jerez in the Sprint Race. But he's also had two wins: in Qatar and in the recent race in Spain. All this has led him to a second position in the overall riders standings behind Jorge Martin.

Recalling Giacomo Agostini, the last Italian to win on an Italian motorcycle with MV Agusta, in an interview with the German website, SpeedWeek, he then spoke about his own beginnings and his current role: "As a child, I dreamt of becoming a champion, but I didn't really know what that meant. Personally, I try to keep a calm approach, without arguing with anyone, and  understand situations for what they are. Like you see me in the paddock, that's how I am in my private life. Many people behave differently, but that's not what I want."

The first remnant of the World Championship was the stage for rookie Acosta's explosion as he went from the Moto 2 to the MotoGP without any major shock. "I don't think rookies aren't able to be up in front. On the contrary. As far as I'm concerned, I always try to learn from them because they bring something new. Now I'm studying how Pedro moves, and I see that he tackles corners with a different style than we do. He's doing a really good job. He's not under pressure, and he's not afraid. Since he has nothing to lose, he can just have fun, and it's all working out very well for him. He also has a KTM on his side that's proving to be competitive, even on tracks where it wasn't before," he reflected.

The rules for 2027 were recently defined, and the 27-year-old seems to have a wish in this regard. "I'd like the bikes to be faster. Even if they already are, they're never fast enough. I'd like to have a bike to get to the front, like what's happening now. That's my main motivation. Are there currently too many things to do when riding? So many people complain, but I think you simply have to get used to it. It's part of our job. Maybe those who are unhappy don't have a motorcycle in their hands that's at the level of the Ducati and would like to have some devices removed, in order to cancel out the disadvantages. In my opinion, however, we're all more or less on the same level," he concluded.


Translated by Leila Myftija

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