Ducati: Loris Capirossi, surprising words about Enea Bastianini

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According to Loris Capirossi, Bastianini could be back in the title race

Former Ducati rider Loris Capirossi said in an interview with As that he believes Enea Bastianini is still in the running for the title with five races left in the championship. “You have to imagine the possibility, because in five close races many things can happen, that Bagnaia has a problem and cannot run for example the next two races. Bastianini is now not far away. If such an episode occurred here is where, because of the team orders that many would like to see implemented by Ducati, Enea would risk losing the world championship by 5 points for example. There are 125 points left to distribute and mathematically Bastianini can still be champion.”

For Capirossi, Ducati cannot miss this opportunity after a 14-year fast: “Dovizioso was very close to winning the title, but he had to fight against Marc (smiles). I don’t know why Ducati only managed to win in 2007, because it’s true that the bike has been very competitive for years, but you also have to remember that it wasn’t so performing from 2008 to 2013 or 2014. Conquering the world championship is always difficult and the person with the best bike does not always succeed. Now the bike is more important than before, but the rider remains more important than the bike.”

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