Ducati Racing Director Gigi Dall’Igna talks about the importance of number 1, what’s new this year and the sprint race. The Italian also explains why he remains calm about the team’s internal struggle.
“I am proud that we have the number 1 bike in the Superbike and MotoGP World Championships,” said Gigi Dall’Igna during the presentation of the Ducati team at the Madonna di Campiglio resort in Trentino. MotoGP.com.” “Number 1 means a lot to us because it means a lot to all the people who have worked so hard to get this result over the last few years. So I am very happy and proud,” he added.
Of course, the Reds racing boss was also asked about the innovations on the Desmosedici. But he didn’t want to show his cards too much. “Of course we have our ideas, we tested some of them in Valencia after the race. But we don’t want to make the same mistakes as last year. So we will have the 2022 model and a new bike in the pits at Sepang.
“And we will carefully examine all ideas, and we have no problem rejecting some of our ideas if the expected progress does not take place,” was the evasive answer of the Italian, who, with the intention of the team expected to fight with Enea Bastianini and. champion Pecco Bagnaia is still calm.
“Both are very smart, not only talented. We really have to control the situation, because of course they both want to win. But they both want to do this in a sporting way, so to be honest I’m very confident about the situation in the team,” explained Dall’Igna when asked that question.
The 56-year-old also spoke about the sprint race, which will be held for the first time this year. “This is definitely something new and I think from a driver’s point of view, but also from a technical point of view and especially about the engine, we will have to do it very cleverly. I am sure that we have to rethink something.”
MotoGP World Championship final standings (after 20 races):
1 Bagnaia 265. 2nd Quartararo 248 points. 3 Bastianini 219 4 Aleix Espargaró 212 5 Miller 189 6 Brad Binder 188 7 Rins 173 8 Zarco 166 9 Martin 152 10 Oliveira 149 11 Viñales 122 12 Marini 120 13 Marc Marquez 113 11 Bezecchi 115 11 Mir 87 16 Pol Espargaró 17 Alex. 18 Nakagami 48 19 Morbidelli 42 20 Di Giannantonio 24 21 Dovizioso 15 .22 Raul Fernandez 14 23 Remy Gardner 13 24 Darryn Binder 12 25 Crutchlow 10 26 Bradl 2
1. Ducati 448 points. 2. Yamaha 256. 3. Aprilia 248. 4. KTM 240. 5. Suzuki 199. 6. Honda 155.
World Cup Team:
1. Ducati Lenovo Team 454 points. 2. Red Bull KTM Factory 337. 3. Aprilia Racing 334. 4. Prima Pramac Racing 318. 5. Monster Energy Yamaha 290. 6. Suzuki Ecstar 260. 7. Gresini Racing 243. 8. .Mooney VR416 Racing 2. Honda 171 of 10 LCR Honda 98th 11 WithU Yamaha RNF 37th 12 Tech3 KTM Factory 27