MotoGp, Giacomo Agostini extols Pecco Bagnaia and Ducati

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Giacomo Agostini sees title race becoming more and more defined

Giacomo Agostini, undisputed champion of motorcycling in the 1960s/70s with no less than 15 world titles won, made some statements to ‘La Repubblica’ in which he commented on the Australian Grand Prix held at the Phillip Island circuit.

“Pecco has overtaken poor Quartararo in the standings, but I don’t think anyone stops him anymore. Why poor? I’m sorry, seeing him like that: he rides the Yamaha, the bike that gave me two World Championships. The Frenchman is good, however, today the Ducati is the Ducati,” he said.

He went on to celebrate Bagnaia’s overtaking Bagnaia in the standings: “With Pecco, the bike forms an exceptional pair, a beautiful thing that has blossomed overpoweringly. And after 50 years, they are close to feeling the same feelings as me: the pride of being an Italian excellence in the eyes of the whole world.”

Francesco, aka ‘Pecco,’ Bagnaia after winning the Moto2 world championship in 2018 with Sky Racing Team VR46, will make his MotoGp debut in 2019 riding the Ducati of Team Pramac Racing. In September 2020, he scored his first podium in the top MotoGP category at Misano.
The following year he switched to the official Ducati team and finished the championship in second place, behind the French Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo.

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