Bastianini ‘not pressured’ by outsider standing in 2022 MotoGP title battle

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The Gresini rider beat future manufacturing unit Ducati teammate Francesco Bagnaia by 0.042 seconds in an exhilarating Aragon GP on Sunday.

His fourth win of the season netted Ducati its third-successive constructors’ championship, but additionally put the Italian into an out of doors title challenger place after a crash for factors chief Fabio Quartararo meant Bastianini’s deficit was lowered to 48 with 5 races to run.

However Bastianini thinks this hole is “an excessive amount of” for him to shut within the remaining races, and is as a substitute merely targeted on guaranteeing he’s preventing on the entrance in each grand prix now.,

“The workforce informed me Quartararo crashed after the race. Throughout the race I didn’t know this,” Bastianini stated when requested if he thought-about himself a title challenger now.

“48 factors for me is an excessive amount of to shut this hole, however I need to proceed on this route to be aggressive within the final a part of the championship.

“I need to take it race-by-race. I’ve a superb set-up for my future, and I feel that is constructive.

“The championship is necessary and now I’m nearer to Fabio, to Pecco, to Aleix [Espargaro].

“However this for me is just not a stress for the second as a result of I’ve to get well a variety of factors and what I say is I’ve to see this race by race what occurs.

“Crucial factor for me is to begin on the highest like within the final three races, the primary row or second row, as a result of in case you are behind it’s tough to do a superb job within the race.

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“And my goal for the second is the races, not the championship.”

Enea Bastianini, Gresini Racing

Picture by: Dorna

Bastianini made his decisive transfer on Bagnaia for the lead of the race on the final lap at Flip 7.

Having been near a number of strikes within the laps constructing as much as his overtake, Bastianini admitted he solely knew his Flip 7 go was on two corners earlier than.

“I didn’t take into consideration which nook to attempt to do that overtake,” Bastianini added.

“However after I noticed Pecco actually shut at Flip 5, I assumed ‘Okay, now it’s the time to attempt the overtake’. And at Flip 7 I used to be actually sturdy on this race.”

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