Bagnaia does not doubt his presence in Misano
Ducati has confirmed what was assumed. Pecco Bagnaia will race the San Marino Grand Prix. While Enea Bastianini will be out. La Bestia underwent surgery last Monday in Modena for a pair of fractures suffered by a fall at the start of the event in Montmeló.
The ’23’ will miss the home race in Misano and will not be in the rounds of India and Japan either. It will take him quite some time to recover from the broken left ankle and left hand.
The fact is that the Borgo Panigale team does not plan to replace Bastianini this weekend. A priori, Bagnaia will be the only representative of the factory team. That Pecco is going to be in Misano seems somewhat unlikely when one remembers the violent highside that left him in the middle of the Catalan track. Above, Brad Binder ran his KTM over his legs. Paolo Simonceli’s theory
Paolo Simonceli has a theory about what happened that is interesting. “In my opinion, we have to thank Bastianini’s mistake for the fact that Bagnaia emerged practically unscathed from the horrible accident. It will seem strange to you, but think that if Enea had not somehow separated from the leading group led by Pecco, the risk of running over him “At least a second time would have increased drastically,” said Marco Simoncelli’s father and head of the SIC58 Squadra Corse.
A very special event for the ‘ducatistas’
Be that as it may, the leader of the competition (he leads Jorge Martín by 50 points) is determined to put on his overalls to try to achieve his fourth victory on a track that he is particularly good at. “On Sunday I returned home with the team and after resting a little I have already begun to concentrate to try to be ready in Misano. On Thursday I will undergo the medical check and if the doctors give me the OK I will be able to go out on the track on Friday for my Home Grand Prix. The San Marino and Rimini Riviera GP is always a special event for Italian riders, especially for Ducati riders. I will do my best to try to race on Saturday and Sunday,” Pecco detailed.