Biko Bagnaya: Is training on a Russian farm useful? / MotoGP

Ducati factory rider Pecco Bagnaia comes to Barcelona with a Mugello win behind him, but as he has yet to have any major success in the MotoGP World Championships.

The Barcelona-Catalunya circuit is not a particularly good place for Francesco “Pico” Bagnaia, who has yet to achieve a top-five result in any class of the World Championships. His best performance is sixth in 2020. However, the 25-year-old Italian confirms: “Catalonia is one of the best Grand Prixes for me. I love the track and the fans around the track. During my 10 years at the World Cup, I didn’t I’m getting a good result here.My last podium was in the Spanish championship in 2012. Smile.

“It will be important to work as we did last weekend,” the Mugello winner said. “Last year it was a good weekend, but I suffered more in qualifying and racing. I think our potential is higher this year, the new show can help me also in the last sector where I lost more. But I can say more on Friday afternoon.”

Regarding the poor grip conditions in Montmelo, Picot said: “We already know it’s like driving here on a flat track. It will be very important that we improve our grip position through the setup. The drop is particularly severe on the right side, and the tire wear is High. It becomes important to be smart in the race. It won’t be easy because we usually have to change my setup a bit when the grip is low. We have a lot of work to do, but I’m sure we’ll be competitive.”

Training as a VR46 sponsor, Bagnaia fell into the flat track at Rossi’s Motor Ranch in Tavullia. Could that be an advantage? The 2018 Moto2 World Champion laughed: “I hope so, but I don’t think the farm is enough. Sure it can help me with the gas control. But we’re at the top of our sport here, so all the drivers know what they have to do.”

With his second win of the season, the vice world champion climbed to fourth in the world championships and spoke in the championship fight, despite being 41 points behind after eight of 20 grand prix. Is he one of the candidates along with Fabio Quartararo, Alex Espargaro and Ina Bastianini? “I said after Mugello I think we can be contenders for the title. Pico noted that there are still many races to come.

MotoGP Mugello results (May 29):

1. Pico Bagnaia, Ducati, 23 laps in 41: 18.923 minutes
2. Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha, +0.635 s
3. Alex Espargaro, Aprilia, +1.983
4. Johann Zarco, Ducati +2,590
5. Marco Bizzichi, Ducati +3.067
6. Luca Marini, Ducati +3.875
7- Brad Binder, KTM, +4.067.0000
8. Takaaki Nakagami – Honda +10.944
9. Miguel Oliveira, KTM +11.256
10. Marc Marquez, Honda +11800
11. Fabio Di Giannatonio, Ducati +12.916
12- Maverick Vinales, Aprilia, +12917
13. George Martin, Ducati +17,240
14. Alex Marquez, Honda +17.568
15. Jack Miller, Ducati, +17.687
16. Darren Bender, Yamaha +20.265
17. Franco Morbidelli, Yamaha, +20.296
18- Michele Perot, Ducati, +21.305
19. Remy Gardner, KTM, +30.548
20. Andrea Dovizioso, Yamaha, +31.011
21- Raul Fernandez, KTM, +42.723
22. Lorenzo Savadore, Aprilia, one trip down
– Inna Bastianini, Ducati, 10 laps back
– Alex Rins, Suzuki, 16 laps back
– Joan Mir, Suzuki, 16 laps down
– Paul Espargaro, Honda, 19 laps

Drivers’ Championship standings after 8 of 20 Grand Prix:

1. Quarteraro 122 points. 2 Aleix Espargaró 114 3 Bastianini 94 4 Bagnaia 81 5 Zarco 75 6 Rins 69 7 Brad Binder 65 8 Miller 63 9 Marc Marquez 60 10 Mir 56 11 Oliveira 50 12 Pol Espargaró 40 13 Nakagami 38 14 Viñales 37 15 Martin 31 16 Marini 31 17 Bezzecchi 30 18 Alex Marquez 20 19 Morbidelli 19 20 Di Giannantonio 8 21. Dovizioso 8. 21. Darryn Binder 6. 23. Gardner 3.

Creators Championship:

1. Ducati 181 points. 2. Yamaha 122. 3. Aprilia 115. 4. KTM 93. 5. Suzuki 80. 6. Honda 75.

Team World Cup:

1. Aprilia Racing 151 points. 2. Ducati Lenovo 144. 3. Monster Energy Yamaha 141. 4. Suzuki Ecstar 125. 5. Red Bull KTM Factory 115. 6. Prima Pramac Racing 106. 7. Gresini Racing 102. 8. Repsol Honda 100. 9. Mooney VR46 Racing 61st 10th LCR Honda 58th 11th WithU Yamaha RNF 14th 12th Tech3 KTM Factory 3rd

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