MotoGP / Bastianini-Bagnaia duel, Espargarò: “No orders, that’s cool” – Moto

Three riders in 17 points collected five races from the end of the season. This is the amazing standings mode that MotoGP gave us at the end of the Aragon GP. And fourth in the standings, Inna Bastianini, is only 48 points off the championship lead. An amazing balance that is unlikely to be broken in favor of one of the contenders ahead of the Grand Final in Valencia. At Motorland, the most common theme, in addition to Fabio Quartararo’s crash during the first lap of the race, was inevitably the case. My all-in-one Ducati derby between Bastianini and Bania. The Gresini rider did no favors for his compatriot, snatching him a victory that would have brought the Piedmontese to -5 from Quartararo. Instead, with a last second place, the gap between Diablo and Pico is still 10 points.

Bagnaia has accepted the track rule in a sporting fashion, and has maintained that he is not interested in receiving help from his brand mates, at least for the time being. Ducati leaders certainly seemed less enthusiastic about Bastianini’s ‘hunchback’, but for now they haven’t given any other clear indications in light of the upcoming races. He also benefited from this duality Alex Espargaro, Which, thanks to Bastianini’s victory, fell just seven points away from Bagnaya. Only the Aprilia contestant met the Spanish site as such, I gave credit to Ducati for not After playing stable games. In the podium room, once the race was over, Alex himself was joking with Ducati fans, asking Bastianini if ​​he had not been ordered to stay behind his future boxer and receiving a negative response.

I loved the fight between two Ducati riders – Espargarò admitted – Because there was a lot of talk about team orders and more, but in the end Enea won. I think that’s good for the tournament, because Pecco didn’t get very far. The truth is that Pecco leads at a very high level, so it is very positive that he has not moved further up the rankingsHowever, the centaur in Aprilia does not want to cut the fight for the world championship nor even the winner of Aragon: Bastianini has a chance, but she doesn’t count on him. If I can compete, even if he wins, I think it will be difficult for him. But it is disputed, as it is characterized by great speed. I think the Ducati-Enea-Pecco package right now is a ten on the report card in all sessions and in all circuits. He is very strong”He is done.

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