Motorcycles "Alvaro is the favorite" - Bautista thanks to Ducati teamwork in Aragon completely?
Response to Millers Corona Test: Ducati shifts MotoGP Team Presentation
© Ducati The colors of the factory-Ducatis are not shown after the Sepang test Ducati has the presentation of the MotoGP team announced for the 28th of January for the season 2022 postponed. For ahead, a positive corona test of Werkspilot Jack Miller, which is in isolation and is not allowed to leave Australia ( more information ). Miller has to be patient until he is allowed to travel to Europe again.
With the best time in the second free workout, Ducati-Werkspilot ALVARO Bautista confirmed that after his return to Ducati, he counts back to the circle of the favorites. Two mixed years at Honda are behind Bautista, but the combination Bautista / Ducati is still powerful.
In winter, Bautista has focused fully on the tests on the tests. "Finally, there are the points in the races. I try to achieve a good market speed without risking too much. I want to drive around and faultless. That's not easy," commented Bautista.
Even in the training in Aragon, Bautista put his focus fully on the race preparation and not a quick round. "In the morning I drove 20 rounds with the SCX tire. That's more than the Rendistanz. Apart from the two final rounds, I was able to drive constant medium and high 1: 50's rounds," he indicates his strong runnoon.
WSBK 2022: Philipp Öttls Goeleven-Ducati presents
© Go Eleven With this Ducati of Geeleven, Philipp Öttl trims in the WSBK season 2022 at it goes to Philipp Öttl and the Ducati-Team Geeleven, then it can begin: the Season 2022 of the Superbike World Cup (WSBK). On Sunday, the motorcycle was presented in Cherasco in the Italian region Piedmont, with the Öttl this year's hunting for World Cup points.
Ducatis Topspeed Advantage has disappeared
In the afternoon then the SCQ tire was used. "The SCQ tire quickly expands, if you stressed it hard at the beginning. When I drove with the SCQ tire, I had the race in mind and therefore did not stress the mature so strongly at the beginning. As a result, I could do more Constance Get the tire ", explains Bautista.
Compared to 2019, Ducati is not so superior in terms of topspeed. "Three years ago, it was easier to overtake the other drivers on the straight line. This year, I drive more behind the other drivers. The other manufacturers have improved," confirms Bautista. The highest topspeeds reached Honda on Friday with the Fireblade.
Michael Rinaldi would set his money on Alvaro Bautista
for Ducati teammate Michael Rinaldi is clear about whom the victory is on Saturday. "I think Alvaro is the favorite," analyzes Rinaldi, which also calculates opportunities. Can he take it with the big three favorites - Toprak Razgatlioglu, Jonathan Rea and Alvaro Bautista -? "I think so in the race in any case," says Rinaldi.
honda in the top 3: pays off the risk with the two WSBK rookies?
Honda is standing before the third season since the factory comeback in the Superbike World Cup. For HRC it is a new beginning, because both the drivers and the components, the team for the season 2022 has taken new ways. Ex-MotoGP driver Iker Lecuona indicated the potential of the Fireblade at the Barcelona Test ( to the Test Report ) and finished the forces on position three. Teammollege Xavi Vierge was also fast, but had to be hospitalized after a high insider.
"But I have to wait for the qualifying. If I have to start out of the third row, then of course it will be difficult," knows the Italian who has problems to best use the tires on a round.
"With the SCQ tire, I have no good feeling yet. Thus I was only 0.3 seconds faster than with a 15-round old tire. But my runs in line with Johnny and Alvaro. I am very satisfied with that. With the SCQ Tires Alvaro was much stronger. I have to work on that, "says Rinaldi.
Ducati teamwork between Rinaldi and Bautista on Saturday?
in the camp of Ducati is considered how to help each other. "We will talk about it," Rinaldi notes with a view of possible teamwork. "The goal of our team is to win the World Cup. If we can help each other, then I am available for this. The big goal is that Ducati wins the championship. We talk to each session and are constantly in contact with each session "
also Bautista welcomes the idea to help each other. "That could be a good help. We have two strong drivers in the team," commented on the Spaniard. "I'm looking forward to the races and want to fight again at the top. There I belong."
"In the last two years, I did not go to the positions on which I see myself. I am looking forward to enjoying the races and fighting top positions," explains the Ducati returner, who explained all three Aragon three years ago Race won.
"Three years ago nobody awaited anything from me. At the tests I was fast, but it was not outstanding. At the first races it was really crowned. But that will be different this year. The power of winter tests are now meaningful "Bautista prophesent.
Five Ducatis A Nightmare Scenario for Fabio Quartararo? "I do not think that" .
© gpfver.de Fabio Quartararo has to be in the race equal to five Ducatis in qualifying for the Grand Prix of the USA was Fabio Quartararo with his Yamaha the first pursuer of the Ducati Quintet. The world champion experienced a turbulent afternoon at the Circuit of the Americas, because he crashed in his first run in curve 19. "I have given my best," Quartararo comments on the crash, where he remained unhurt.