Ducati, Enea Bastianini lapidary on “facilitated” overtaking

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Enea Bastianini spoke about the duel with Bagnaia, which infuriated Tardozzi

Enea Bastianini, ninth across the line in Japan, commented on his Grand Prix this way, “In the end we had a good race. I was not able to take advantage of the soft tire at the beginning that could have given us a little more. We stayed consistent on the low 46 and picked up some important points.”

In the paddock, there is talk of tension in Ducati over the new duel between the Rimini rider and Pecco Bagnaia, which has created discontent in the factory team, with team manager Tardozzi going to the Gresini box: “At the beginning I kept a good pace, I was really fast but it was not easy to overtake Bagnaia, because he is very strong in braking, then came the tire drop. Did I facilitate Pecco’s counter pass? When I lost the position I didn’t make any mistakes, that’s how it was. I had no recommendation from the box, I think there was a plan, but nothing came to me.”

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