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Motorcycles Ducati confesses: After three races no basic vote for the GP22

00:55  08 april  2022
00:55  08 april  2022 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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a fifth place as the best result after three races: in the Ducati-Werksteam you had The prelude of the MotoGP season 2022 introduced very differently. Francesco "Pecco" Bagnaia went after the strong second half of the season 2021 as a World Cup favorite in the new season. Teammollege Jack Miller also counted a lot after the winter test rides. The reality but looks different.

"We have no base right now," Miller uses the fourth race of the season, which takes place this weekend on the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. As a reason that a fundamental tuning for the GP22 is still behind, Miller calls the fact that none of the three previous race weekends had been a normal.

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"In Qatar, we spent ourselves. And in the race, my bike was simply assumed. In Indonesia, it was wet. Normally I have had to win there easily. But because we did not have a base, and our vote was not perfect for rain," So Miller, who was still fourth in Mandalika, after he stayed without points at the season opener.

on Qatar and Indonesia followed Argentina. And there the weekend was a challenge due to the shortened schedule for all. In only two free workouts, the Ducati-Werksteam did not succeed in making reasonable voting work. Miller, who took the race after reverse by three starting places only as a 14th attack, did not put a single overtaking maneuver and finally came as a 14th goal.

very similar to Miller, but not so desperate, teammate Bagnaia judges the situation. The Italian was overthrown in Qatar, with Irkati brand colleague Jorge Martin ripped out of the race. In the rain of Indonesia, "Pecco" decades P15. In Argentina, however, from the 13th starting place coming coming a strong catch-up, which saw him coming to P5.

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Jack Miller © Motorsport Images Jack Miller

"I just have to set myself on it," says Bagnaia about the DESMOSEDICI GP22 and does not want to know that this is more difficult to vote than the predecessor model GP21. "Argentina was a step in the right direction for us. Now we just have to go on. Sure, until now, none of the race weekend was a normal. But we should not think about it. Let's talk again in four, five races again," says The Vice World Champion of 2021.

Francesco Bagnaia © Motorsport Images Francesco Bagnaia

The question of whether he has already found a base tuning for the GP22 together with CrewChief Cristian Gabarrini, Bagnaia answers: "We still have a little something to do. But on Sunday in Argentina really succeeded us an incredible step. That's true confident. But we have to understand what it takes to put a good time attack. "

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after three mixed race weekends at the beginning of the MotoGP season 2022 you have the path back to the absolute top group in the Ducati work team at the US weekend. found. at the training day to the Grand Prix of America on the Circuit of the Americas in Austin was Jack Miller's second opponent. Team College Francesco Bagnaia would also be directly qualified directly for Q2 on Saturday with P9.

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