Enea Bastianini achieved his first victory in MotoGP in Qatar with an outstanding ride, which he dedicated to Faust Gresini, the founder of the Gresini team, who died last year and achieved his first victory in the royal class of motorcycling since 2006.
The Italian started the race from the second starting place, but made a mistake when starting and fell to the fifth place, and then broke through to the forefront through the race. Bastianini contributed a lot to the victory even before the start of the race, when he chose a medium-hard rear tire, while most of the competitors chose a soft one.
"I am just happy. We already saw great potential in the tests, but when we got here, we took it one step further with the settings and electronics. Yesterday I drove a good lap for the first time in the qualifiers and today I started the race from the front row. I chose a medium hard rear tire as I tested it on the warm-ups in the morning and saw that it has great potential. It was much more stable than soft. It was not easy in the first part of the race, as Pol (Espargaro) drove very fast, but in the last seven laps, the choice of tire proved to be the best, so I was able to catch it and win. ”
Bastianini's victory is a patch for Ducati, which has otherwise suffered one of the worst races on the track, which is supposed to be their strongest. Jack Miller resigned due to electronics problems, and Francesco Bagnaia fell, eliminating Jorge Martin from the race. The victory also meant a lot to the Gresini Racing team, which lost its founder and boss a year ago. “Fausto brought together good people in the team, and now Nadia (Padovani - the new owner of the team) is doing it. Everyone on the team is very motivated, and we dedicate today's victory to Faust. "
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