Bastianini, half a misstep at Termas: redemption in the Austin MotoGP? – News

Super surprise in Qatar, still at the top after Indonesia, downsized in Argentina. Aeneas Bastianini he had begun the season in the best possible way MotoGP 2022, winning the Lusail race in a big way, giving the Gresini team a perhaps unexpected and certainly deserved inagural success.

In Mandalika, the former Moto2 title holder from Romagna fought with a knife between his teeth, facing extremely harsh weather and track conditions: heat and rain, pieces of asphalt that fell off, tires that did not attack. However, with skill and patience, his Ducati GP21 remained in first place in the standingswith 30 total points.

Instead, in Termas de Rio Hondo, the summit was lost: difficult weekend that of the celestial team, with the material arrived in the paddock at the last minute, everything to be assembled in a hurry, bikes to be put on the track as soon as possible. Speaking of the track, for number 23 it was the first time on the South American track. After all, it was difficult to do better this way.

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In addition to wanting to get the best results for himself and for the Gresini team, Bastianini has a further fight underway, and concerns his competitive future. Secret is not that the Beast wants official 2023 accommodation. That is, teams, motorcycles, spare parts, assistance, team, company and .. Factory salary, privileges granted to those who belong to the Factory trainings.

Possibly Lenovo Ducatifor the 24-year-old from Rimini, already strong last year in Avintia Esponsorama, very strong today in the team led by Nadia Padovani, sure bomb with the Borgo Panigale Red, sought by another rider, Spaniard and former driver of a Desmosedici.

Let’s talk about Jorge Martin, last Sunday close to victory, stolen from him by Aleix Espargarò with Aprilia. Spaniard Pramac Racing drives a GP22, but he wants a Lenovo Factory GP23. Exactly what Aeneas wants. At Termas, the prices initially favorable to the Italian went to the Iberian side.

Austin, musical town: Aeneas will try to sing victory

Enea likes the Grand Prix of the Americas, capable of an excellent sixth place in MotoGP last year, even better at the time of Moto3: the second step of the podium trodden in 2018 is pure proof of this. Now, however, the situation has changed and is even more complicated.

The track is severe, in 2021 holes and bumps made it difficult to remain steadfast in the saddle, and then the gaps between the 24 riders are extremely tight. These are all factors known better by Aeneas than by us, so we expect that he himself aspires to respond to the downward trend shown by Lusail in Termas.

It will be important to arrive in Europe with the highest morale and ranking position possible, because from Portimao to Aragòn, the 2022 sprint will be fierce. And 2023 will be decided, with apparently silent market movements, in reality very noisy. Bastianini will raise his voice already in the US, to sing victory later.

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