Enea Bastianini makes a confession about Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner

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Ducati centaur Bastianini took stock of his big 2022

Enea Bastianini, future centaur of the official Ducati team, in an interview with insella.it took flattering stock of his splendid 2022 in MotoGp: “I was hoping for it. Initially it was a somewhat distant goal, but in the end it became more concrete. I tried to do better and better. The balance is very positive. For sure I had my difficult moments, however there were more good ones. The most beautiful victory was in Austin, the most emotional in Qatar.”

On his 2023 finally in red: “I expect a difficult start, because I will have to adapt to certain situations that will be new to me. Then I will be able to bring out my weapons, my potential and express myself at my best. The Borgo Panigale office is very close to my home. I also know a lot of people who work at the company. It was nice to go there, to see how many people are behind it, all in love with this brand, so I would like to make all the fans happy. The change of head coach is difficult especially at the beginning, when you don’t know each other yet. That’s why I said it won’t be easy at first. We will have to take measures, it is not obvious to be fast right away.”

On his reference points, he cites three: “Casey Stoner was in one of the most important periods of my career, 2010 and 2011, because I was so inspired by his style. I used to try to imitate him in my own way but it was difficult, also because I was racing a whole different bike. When I was younger, on the other hand, my idol was Valentino Rossi, and in my growth so was Dovizioso. They are riders from whom I could get something.”

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