Ducati has won its bid to run its 21 riders in a race at Misano behind the wheel of the same Panigale V4S without a single collision or accident spoiling the party. This eleventh edition of the WDW at the circuit of Emilia-Romagna was, first of all, a great victory for the brand, which was marked by the undeniable success of Pecco Bagnaia in this race of champions, as a great end By the way, the podium was monopolized by the VR46 academics, which Valentino Rossi will not fail to appreciate…
But the first of those satisfied with this hot day in Misano, so much so that the competition was reduced to eight laps instead of the twelve planned, is undoubtedly the director of Ducati Corse, Gigi Dall’Igna. He had called his pilots to calm down before take off. And they were reasonable, starting with the two WSBK officials who will be going to Most next weekend. They kept a respectable distance from a peloton where bad shots could possibly come from…” I’m glad it’s over and it went well, because we know the riders “Gigi commented that she remembers the problems to follow:” now two important races await us: in Most with the Superbike and Silverstone with the MotoGP “. The long-awaited WDW 2022 thus ends with an absolute success and the Venetian engineer said: ” only Ducati can do such an event “.
In another way, Pecco Bagnaiauntouchable, commented: ” I had a lot of pressure on me. Davide Tardozzi told me I had to win. The podium? This is exactly what we expected in the gym, while training “. On this planned podium, then, we found ourselves Luca Mariniwhich had nevertheless managed to fit its large size behind the fairing of the Panigale V4S: ” I knew it would be hard to be with Pecco. I could stand the heat well, and also engine overheating above limit. It was very hot, maybe the hottest day in the history of Romagna and it wasn’t easy to ride a Panigale in such a situation, but I had fun and I’m happy. “. Then he congratulated Ducati : ” I congratulate you for the whole organization. I hope to go back because it’s really amazing, crazy for all the fans “.
Marco Bezzecchi: we realized that none of us could start on this Ducati”
His teammate in MotoGP Marco Bezzecchi he had to retire, but without too many regrets, with an interesting mention from a driver now used to starting with the electronic assistance of the Desmosedici…”: With Pecco we realized that none of us could start with this bike… “. And he adds: the situation was critical, it was physically difficult for me but it was wonderful to see so many people “.
Federico Caricasulo Meanwhile, he emerged victorious from the V2 peloton and is already in the Supersport World Cup mood: ” I hope this win bodes well for Most. I will now stay at home for three days then leave for the Czech Republic and hope to make another step from Donington. “.
By the way, fifth place was a constant struggle under the wheels ofAxel Bassani between the two drivers who remain in the race to replace Jack Millerfourth in the event, in the official Ducati MotoGP team, ie. George Martin i Enea Bastianini. It was the latter who had the last word. A sign? Our John Zarco settled for the eighth position.