MotoGP Qatar, Enea Bastianini : “Let’s improve the time attack now”

Enea Bastianini 10th in the Qatar GP 2021. His MotoGP debut was excellent, next weekend the goal will be to improve in qualifying

Enea Bastianini makes his debut in the MotoGP race with an excellent top-10 on the Ducati Desmosedici of the Esponsorama team. The right way to reward a bad qualifying, where he missed Q2 by only 5 thousandths. The Moto2 champion hit his goal with an amazing second part of the GP.

Like the other Ducati riders, he was able to make the most of the bike’s potential. “I’m really happy. At the start, I was unable to put the lowering device on, so I was behind the first laps. I was calm because I knew it was important to finish the first race. When I realized I had a good pace, I let myself go. In the end, I managed to make a lot of overtaking, up to the tenth position. In the last six laps, I saw that there was a chance to go 7th, but I made a mistake at turn 6, I was quite tired. After that mistake, I settled for tenth place, because I absolutely wanted to see the checkered flag “.

First positive balance for ‘Bestia’

In the final laps, he even tried to get better positions, but he chose to be wise. “I would like to slap myself because I could have done better by starting from the front. At 3/4 of the race I saw them getting closer and closer. Surely we could have achieved more. In a week we have another race, there is more experience, we will try to start better and we will see where we can get “.

The rookie draws a positive balance in this first official outing in the MotoGP championship. Difficult to manage the start in the crowd, but his GP19 offers a good package with which to aim high. “The hardest part was the beginning, in the first two laps together with the others with the power of this bike. The reference points change, the brakes, with the others in front the bike stops less. To be the first time it was not easy. The easiest thing is the electronics, which help you when you lose control. Over the next weekend, I will try to do a better time attack to simplify things in the race ”.


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