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    Bastianini “not inferior” to official Ducati riders regardless of driving 2021 MotoGP bike

    The Italian has been Ducati’s main mild up to now in 2022 on his GP21, having received twice in Qatar and America and main the standings up till the Portimao spherical.

    He stays the highest Ducati runner within the championship in third regardless of a troublesome run to eighth in final weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez, the place the GP22 lastly took its first win of the season after a troublesome begin to the marketing campaign, as Francesco Bagnaia fended off Fabio Quartararo.

    Regardless of the 2022 Ducati now trying just like the main package deal of the Italian marque, Bastianini says he “has nothing to envy” within the manufacturing unit package deal at this second.

    Requested by Autosport in an unique interview how lengthy he thinks he can stick with it his early season momentum on the GP21, Bastianini stated: “I do not know. Certainly the official bikes could have evolutions all through the championship, however for the second my bike has nothing to envy to the 2022, perhaps somewhat agility due to the brand new fairing.

    “However for the remainder they’re very comparable. Due to this fact, I do not really feel inferior to the officers.”

    With Jack Miller set to lose his manufacturing unit Ducati crew seat on the finish of the season – with the Australian partaking in talks with Honda about an LCR return – Bastianini and Pramac’s Jorge Martin are favourites to take his place.

    Enea Bastianini, Gresini Racing MotoGP

    Enea Bastianini, Gresini Racing MotoGP

    Photograph by: Dorna

    Whereas Bastianini notes that it’s his goal to get to the manufacturing unit crew, he’s targeted on the championship battle proper now and can get an official bike in 2023 no matter occurs.

    “I am right here to attempt to win and attempt to get one of the best outcomes this yr,” he added. “By way of the long run, clearly, the purpose is to make it to a manufacturing unit crew.

    “It’ll rely on many elements, to start with to get outcomes. For the second I am targeted on this championship.”

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    Requested what he would do if Ducati provided him a Pramac seat as a substitute of a spot on the manufacturing unit crew, Bastianini stated: “Tough query. I believe all of it is dependent upon what Ducati needs to do, in any case they’re those who resolve every part.

    “Subsequent yr I’ll have a very official package deal, that is for certain, after which we’ll see during which crew they wish to put me or what they wish to do.”

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