It was a fantastic race the one completed by Enea Bastianini in Misano. Starting from the 12th position, the Ducati Esponsorama rider has succeeded in a crazy comeback outperforming the likes of Joan Mir, Marc Marquez and Jack Miller. Enea, in “his” Misano managed to cross the finish line in third position behind Francesco Bagnaia and Fabio Quartararo going to take the first MotoGP podium in his rookie season.
Bastianini: “It was not budgeted”
“I worked hard this weekend together with the whole team to get the most out of it. – told Sky Sport MotoGP – The podium was not actually planned but I wanted it at all costs. Halfway through the race I was lapping very strong, I managed to stay attached to the front group, also passing Miller. Pecco and Fabio tell really strong, so I contented myself with finishing third “.
A circuit that of Misano, which had seen Enea the winner both in Moto3 and Moto2, but the third place in the premier class can only have a different, special flavor: “I must say that we missed a round because FP2 was wet. – he added – In the end we had to fix several things in FP3 and FP4, then this morning in the warm up I saw that I could immediately to reach good times easily. In the race I took some more risks I would say it was worth it“.
“The Beast of the Adriatic”
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“Thanks to my family”
And the dedication for the third step of the podium can only go to his family: “I would like to say thank you – he concluded – because they too have always done so much for me, since I was little. I believe that for them too today this podium is a unique emotion. Here close to home, then, everything is even more beautiful, not being able to hope for better ”. But what does your mother tell you before getting on the bike? “He tells me go slowly!” – round.
MotoGP: Bagnaia puts Quartararo in line at Misano, Bastianini on the podium