MotoGp, Ducati: Pecco Bagnaia and the relationship with rivals for MotoGP

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Bagnaia talked about the relationship with Quartararo and Espargaró

Ducati rider Pecco Bagnaia, who is in the race for the MotoGP title along with Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo and Aprilia centaur Aleix Espargaró, spoke after the first free practice session at Japan’s Motegi circuit about his relationship with his rivals in the title race.

“We are smart riders, not to say it wasn’t like that before. There is a lot of respect between us and we all know what you have to do to be at this level. At home we have to work hard to get here and have a very high level of concentration, but also physical. So the respect between us is very high and I think that’s why we have a good relationship,” explained the Ducatista.

“We are not friends, we are rivals but with respect. If we have to talk, we talk. If we want to joke, we do it. This is something that has changed a lot over the years. For me it’s better, because then we don’t spite each other on the track, for example,” Bagnaia continued.

Ducati is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer. It is headquartered in Bologna, in the Borgo Panigale district.Ducati Corse is the department that runs the competitions and the current general manager is Luigi Dall’Igna, since 2014. Ducati participates in competitions in the Superbike, Supersport, Superstock and MotoGp categories, in which the official riders are Pecco Bagnaia and Jack Miller. Ducati has already made it official that in 2022/23, alongside Bagnaia will be another Italian rider, Enea Bastianini.

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