Motorcycles Enea Bastianini: "The World Cup lead is not really important to me"

13:20  24 march  2022
13:20  24 march  2022 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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even if it ran for Qatar winner Enea Bastianini in the rain of Mandalika less well ran than hoped for The Italian from the Greesini-Ducati team still performs the WM table. With Pan Elf at the Grand Prix of Indonesia, five points came for him, with 30 meters in the lead .

After only two races, the distances are, of course, low: Brad Binder (KTM) is second with two points behind. Behind this are Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) and Miguel Oliveira (KTM), all of which are leading to the top within five points.

probably therefore Bastianini says, "I am the leader in the championship, but that's not really important to me." Rather, the Ducati driver annoys his first rain race. His MotoGP experience in completely wet is limited, because last year there were only two flag-to-flag races.

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Bastiatiani mourns P8 to

"I'm not really happy about this race, because I prefer it when the conditions remain dry," the Italian admits. From starting place five he lost the connection right at the beginning of the race and fell back: "I am really started slowly and then lost many positions."

"But after seven, eight rounds I increased my pace and in the end I was fast. I recovered some positions." At the end fought in a larger group with Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia), Brad Binder (KTM) and Darryn Binder (RNF-Yamaha) by third place, but pulled the shorter.

"(Darryn) Binder overtook me in the second curve and I had to leave the line. It was impossible to stay in the eighth place," explains Bastianini disappointed. "For the next race, if it rains, I want to drive a better race."

Interesting World Cup Statistics

Bastianinis Yield of 30 points After the first two races of a season is the slightest score of a World Cup leader at this time since Wayne Gardner in its title season 1987 - where the point system was different at that time and for a victory a maximum 15 points was awarded.

It is also the third season in a row in which a satellite driver leads the table after the first two season races. In 2021 Johann Zarco of Pramac was in Qatar after last year's prelude, 2020 it was Fabio Quartararo for Petronas-Yamaha.

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