Label: Francis Bagnaia

Marini: Pecco "showed his muscles" in the tests to gain a better position in negotiations with Ducati

Marini: Pecco "showed his muscles" in the tests to gain a better position in negotiations with Ducati

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Francesco Bagnaia was the best in both pre-season tests. He even improved the official track record in both Sepang and Qatar, which suggests that he will be the main contender to win the world championship again this year. This would be his third in a row. All his competitors also agree that the Italian is the one to beat. An interesting statement was made by Luca Marini at the end of the tests in Qatar. In this, he referred to the fact that Bagnaia has not yet renewed his contract with Ducati and that he should increase his bargaining power with the results of the testing. Like most racers, his contract expires at the end of this season. "I think that Pecco was particularly motivated at this year's tests, because he expects that after good results he will have better conditions in negotiations with Ducati
Ducati racers: We knew Marc would be fast from the start

Ducati racers: We knew Marc would be fast from the start

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None of last season's top three Ducati riders - Francesco Bagnaia, Jorge Martin and Marco Bezzecchi - were surprised by the speed of Marc Marquez during his extensive test of the Ducati bike. The Spaniard finished the test day in Valencia in fourth place, and even an hour before the end he was even the fastest. In the end, only Maverick Vinales, Brad Binder and Marco Bezzecchi managed to improve his time. The first to comment on Marquez's performance after the test was world champion Francesco Bagnaia. "A few races before the end of the season, I said that Marc would be the fastest in this test. As it turned out, I wasn't far from the truth. He was certainly happy with the new bike, with which we achieved tremendous success this year. Now he will be able to he had too." Mrs
Francesco Bagnaia: I didn't have to win, but I dreamed about it

Francesco Bagnaia: I didn't have to win, but I dreamed about it

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Francesco Bagnaia said he wanted to confirm the world title by winning the race, even though he didn't even need to after Jorge Martin's crash. A victory by Jorge Martin would have made Bagnaia the champion just by finishing in the top five, but the Spaniard crashed in the sixth lap and Bagnaia cruised to another victory to cap off a successful season. "I feel amazing," he said. "I've never been so happy. I'm so happy because I won the race. The victory today was not necessary given the circumstances, but I dreamed of confirming the championship with the victory. I'm happy, but I was scared during the race. "With five laps to go, I started to get cold and I was afraid of what would happen because I chose the hard front tire. It wasn't easy for me today because I was under a lot of pressure."
Bagnaia defended his title by winning the last race

Bagnaia defended his title by winning the last race

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Francesco Bagnaia is the winner of the last race of the season in Valencia. The Italian thus sovereignly confirmed his second world champion title. This was decided in the sixth lap, when Jorge Martin made a mistake in the fourth turn and crashed into the rear of Marc Marquez. Fabio Di Giannantonio and Johann Zarco joined him on the podium. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1728786756776993156 He was fourth ahead of Brad Binder ahead of Raul Fernandez and Alex Marquez. Franco Morbidelli finished seventh. Aleix Espargaro, Luca Marini and Maverick Vinales completed the top ten. Eleventh was Fabio Quartararo. Takaaki Nakagami and Lorenzo Savadori finished in twelfth and thirteenth place. Results: RaceRaceCountryTeamTime/Backlog
Bagnaia: Martin should concentrate on his work

Bagnaia: Martin should concentrate on his work

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Francesco Bagnaia has given advice to 2023 MotoGP title contender Jorge Martin to focus more on his work instead of psychological games. The Italian set only the fifteenth time in Friday's practice and will start qualifying in the first part. The Ducati rider rode most of the training sessions on used tires, but he would still like a slightly better result. "We would need some more time to improve," he said. "I had some problems and usually we manage to solve them in the last part of training. Today there were a few more problems, but we already have some ideas on how to improve in the rest of the weekend. The telemetry showed that we lost about half a point in three corners seconds." Bagnaia is aware that his rival must win both races if he is to become champion, so j
Marini: I race differently against Pecc

Marini: I race differently against Pecc

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Luca Marini admitted that some racers race against Francesco Bagnaja differently than against other competitors. Francesco Bagnaia has many friends thanks to the fact that he is a member of Rossi's racing academy in the MotoGP class caravan. Of course, Jorge Martin is not considered a hated racer, but in some races it was noticed that many racers (mainly members of Rossi's academy) are more cautious in direct duels with Bagnaio. "At the moment I don't look at Pecco the same as the other drivers. In any other part of the season, my approach is the same as the others. If I have the chance to overtake him I will, but at the moment he is fighting for the title and I am more careful." In the race, which he started from the best starting position, Marini could not interfere in the fight for victory. Nevertheless
The winner Bastianini and Bagnaia cautioned for tire pressure

The winner Bastianini and Bagnaia cautioned for tire pressure

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After the MotoGP race for the Malaysian Grand Prix, another five riders were cautioned for low tire pressure. Among them are race winner Enea Bastianini and championship points leader Francesco Bagnaia, who was third in the race. In addition to the riders of the Ducati factory team, Luca Marini, Alvaro Bautista and Iker Lecuona also received warnings, but since this is their first offense, they only received a warning, and a 3-second penalty follows for any subsequent offense. Bagnaia has a 14-point lead over Jorge Martin in the championship standings, who received his tire pressure penalty warning at the Thai GP, with two sprints and two main races remaining in the season. Since the first offense does not bring a penalty this year, some racers or teams in Malaysia should tactically hope
Bagnaia: The races will have to be finished before Martin

Bagnaia: The races will have to be finished before Martin

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After today's sprint race, Francesco Bagnaia emphasized that tomorrow's main race could be crucial in the fight for the title of world champion. Despite a good start to the race, the Italian failed to take advantage of the best starting position and finished third, one place behind Jorge Martin, who thus reduced the gap in the overall total to eleven points. When asked what was the reason for today's slightly worse performance, he answered: "We don't know exactly yet. I simply didn't have the right feeling on the motorcycle from the beginning of the race. It's good that we now have a lot of data available that we can analyze and let's better prepare for tomorrow's main race." "In the beginning, my rhythm was quite solid, but then I had big problems with the front part of the motorcycle on the brakes
Bagnaia won the best starting position in Sepang

Bagnaia won the best starting position in Sepang

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Francesco Bagnaia won the best starting position for the races in Malaysia, where Jorge Martin, who crashed in the last fast attempt, and Enea Bastianini will also start from the front row. The fourth place was won by Alex Marquez, who will be joined at the start by the racers of the VR46 team, Luca Marini and Marco Bezzecchi. Brad Binder was seventh, Fabio Quartararo eighth, Maverick Vinales ninth, and Jack Miller, Fabio Di Giannantonio and Johann Zarco will be on the fourth starting row. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1723192315865411674
Bagnaia satisfied with today's performance: I am very fast with a worn tire

Bagnaia satisfied with today's performance: I am very fast with a worn tire

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Francesco Bagnaio has a very positive Friday in Sepang. Sam is confident that he is perfectly prepared for both races this weekend. In the first training session, he focused mainly on preparing for the race, which was also the reason why he finished it only in fifteenth place. In the second race, he secured a direct entry in the faster qualifying group with eighth place without any major problems. "It's a very good day for me. It wasn't the easiest, but I secured a direct placement in the faster qualifying group, which was the main goal." "I am particularly pleased with the speed I showed with the worn tyre." After having quite a few problems with the softer rear tire at the previous venues, this was not the case today. "In the last period, I had quite a few problems in the back