MotoGp, Ducati: Paolo Ciabatti spies everyone on title fight

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Ducati Corse ds opens to unexpected scenarios

Closed triumphantly, with as many as five races in advance, the talk related to the constructors’ MotoGp World Championship (third consecutive, by the way), the Emilian manufacturer now wants to focus on the riders’ title, with the goal of bringing it back to Borgo Panigale for the first time since the distant 2007. The standings situation sees Pecco Bagnaia second ten points behind Fabio Quartararo, but the gap would have been five lengths if another Ducatista, Enea Bastianini (belonging to Team Gresini), had not overtaken the factory team’s standard bearer in the final stages of the Aragon GP.

And that is why Paolo Ciabatti, sporting director of Ducati Corse, has not hidden the possibility, in the coming races, of resorting to alliances under the aegis of Ducati that could favor the best placed in the standings among the riders riding the Desmosedici, to try to snatch the title from Fabio Quartararo and to prevent Aleix Espargaró from surprising the entire batch of riders in the top two-wheeled series.

“Team games? We will make evaluations,” Ciabatti told ‘Sky Sport,’ “We cannot lose the important opportunity that opened up with Quartararo’s zero at Aragon. We hope that the five points lost by Pecco to Bastianini will not weigh, but Enea did a great race and deserved the victory. So far we have said that the rider in front must be able to go for the win, but from now until the end of the championship the dynamics are different, we must not waste the chance to bring back to Ducati a title that has been missing for 15 years.”

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