“I don’t know why everything works”

There is no two without three for the new leader of the MotoGP championship, Enea Bastianini. Great party in the Gresini garage in Austin after the second win of the season. In Losail, tears flowed for a success that seemed extraordinary, in Texas a certain awareness is beginning to take shape … world champion. A swallow does not make a spring, but two victories are certainly not accidental and Carlo Pernat’s client seems to have what it takes to dream big. And play a lion’s share of the driver’s market that will soon begin a long waltz ride.

Bastianini leader of the MotoGP

The second row on the grid was a premonition for the podium, few would have bet on the rider from Romagna against the three big names with official bikes: Jack Miller, Jorge Martìn and Francesco Bagnaia. Once again the little ‘Beast’ engulfs the opponents in the final laps, makes better use of the management of the rear tire, takes advantage of the problems of others like no one else can. “It was a fantastic day. The first part of the race was difficult because Miller set a great pace, in the second I decided to push and in the end I pushed like a bastard. It’s great to have won here, now I have to eat a burger!“. Together with the foreman Alberto Giribuola, former guru of Andrea Dovizioso, he worked on the smallest details to get to the company. “Now I understand when it’s time to push and as soon as I put on the helmet I feel very motivated. I don’t even know why everything works well for me“.

The humility of the ‘rookie’

Magic pervades talents and if a good day starts in the morning, Enea Bastianini can begin to think big. The declared goal remains the top-5, but in the meantime she lays solid foundations for the future. Because you are beginning to deserve a primary role for the next MotoGP season, whether it’s Ducati or another manufacturer. To aim for the world title you need a factory team, possibly ‘made in Italy’. But times change very quickly and if she succeeds it would be a legendary feat for the Gresini driver. Important updates will certainly arrive from Borgo Panigale in the next races, starting with the new aerodynamic package already expected in Qatar.

In the meantime Bastianini knows he can still improve on the Desmosedici GP21. The strengths are corner entry and braking, but compared to other brand colleagues, you lose something in the middle of the corner. “Jack is the one who has a style more similar to mine, I usually look at his telemetry a lot. As for the bike, mine is not very different from the GP22, at the moment there is no advantage“, He explains to ‘AS’. He will arrive in Portimao as leader of the MotoGP championship, a role he had lost after the Termas de Rio Hondo weekend. In Europe the distances will be further close, woe to think of being the favorite. He learns the art and put it aside, cash the leadership and don’t think about it. “I consider myself almost a rookie, I have to learn because I still miss something. We only ran four races, the World Cup is still long. But I got off to a very good start“.

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