Motorcycles Casey Stoner as "Riding Coach" at Ducati? That's what Bagnaia and Miller
MotoGP FT3 Spielberg: Ducati in front of Yamaha - Zarco record remains
© Motorsport Images Francesco Bagnaia failed just just to Johann Zarcos Round Record Yesterday Johann Zarco (Pramac ducati) presented with a new lap record . This was for the third free training of the MotoGP in Spielberg the bar, but stopped the attacks of the competition. Although Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) and Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) underbuilt the 1:23 minutes, but did not come over. Bagnaia topped the session at a time of 1: 22.874 minutes and was only 47 thousandths slower than Zarco on
as already last race weekend in Portimao, Ex-MotoGP Pilot Casey Stoner will also visit the season finale in Valencia The Ducati box be. Already a week ago, the two-time world champion was advising the work pilot Jack Miller and Francesco Bagnaia advising.
both did not come out of the swarms and did not mind having the Australian permanently as a riding coach to their box. "It would be a nice gift from Ducati to have Casey next year as a coach," says Bagnaia.
"He's a different point of view. He is a legend and it's something else to have a coach. At Ducati we did not have that and for me it is very helpful. Maybe we can have it next year. Here (in Portimao; Note d. R.) helped for example in the last curve. "
MotoGP Misano FT2: Ducati trio in wet front - Quartararo only 18.
© Motorsport Images Johann Zarco marked in wet afternoon training the best time Triple Management for Ducati in the second free training of the MotoGP in Misano: In the rain, Pramac sat down -Pilot Johann Zarco with a period of 1: 42,097 minutes against the Werksduo Francesco Bagnaia and Jack Miller. WM LEADER FABIO Quartararo was only eighteenth. After a rainfall shortly before the start of the session, the training found on completely wet stretch.
Miller: "Casey is not the normal Spotter"
Stoner watched both drivers and gave them feedback, where they can improve. He also reported to them what their rivals (different). Miller was also happy about the presence of the last Ducati world champion.
"It's fantastic to have Casey here for the last two Grands Prix here," says Stoners Landsmann. However, it is likely to be difficult to engage him, knows Miller: "He has a family and lives on the other side of the world, so the idea that it works permanently, could be logistically too difficult."
"But I would be 100 percent for it. As Pecco said, it's really nice to work with 'spotters' on the track. Of course, Casey is not the normal spotter. It is Casey Stoner! He is a legend and one of the Best that ever existed. "
"Not Fair": Martin annoys about punishment and missed podest chance
© Motorsport Images Martin lost the podium at Bagnaia and lost another position An MotoGP rookie Jorge Martin showed at Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin once Moreover a barn race and was even comfortable on podium rates over wide parts. But after a mistake in the final phase, the Pramac pilot not only had to leave Ducati brand colleague Francesco Bagnaia.
What Miller and Bagnaia at Stoner estimate
Miller agrees Bagnaia that something is missing in Riding Coach at Ducati: "We definitely have to think about it in our program. I do not say that we can get Casey. I can get Would be more than happy to have him. "
Because: "Casey is very methodical and precise in the way he explains things, and he has a good way to convey things. He brings his concern to the point without being rude in any form. He is rude Very straight. You understand what he is talking about. Not least because he is still a driver. "
"For example, if you have a specific line in your head, which one feels fast, but the route then developed differently, you can almost get a kind of tunnel view. He is able to understand that, and helps explain What the other guys do at certain points of the route. "
and Bagnaia supplements: "I think the beauty is the way Casey is approaching us. He still has in the mentality of a driver so that he can move into our thoughts and understand the situation very well."
"The task of a coach is to go to the track and see what the other drivers do to come to us in the box and talk to us. And that's exactly what he did more or less," reveals the Ducati pilot.
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© Ducati The eight Ducati drivers for the MotoGP season 2022 The involvement of Ducati in the motorcycle World Cup is getting bigger. From 2022, the Italians will equip eight MotoGP drivers with motorcycles - as much as no other brand. Since each driver has two bikes, the a total of 16 machines are. Ducati will take over the role of the unit utilization in the Motoe from 2023. The field of electric motor wheels consists of 18 drivers.