A scare at the Rio bend, with the front wheel of the Ducati # 23 dangerously close to the rear of the # 63, then the happy ending with Francesco Bagnaia winner by a whisker of thousandths ahead of Enea Bastianinistill able to sign the fastest lap despite the mistake at Rio during the last lap, a sort of ‘moral victory’ for the Gresini rider, who listened to the words of the Ducati Corse General Manager Luigi Dall’Igna who pointed out that in Bagnaia “We must not break the boxes”.
The rider who grew up in the VR46 riders academy has climbed to second place in the World Championship at -30 by Fabio Quartararo and will need to continue the string of victories in the remaining six races on the calendar. Now the title depends on Pecco, because if he wins them all in El Diablo, six second places would not be enough. But with a Bastianini like this, the possibility that Ducati can still count on team play is decidedly high. Claudio Domenicali, however, still wanted to warn the new signing of the factory team for the fright he experienced during the last lap: “Pecco was spatial, Pinturicchio painted another masterpiece despite the pressure of Vinales first and then Bastianini – the words of the CEO of Ducati to the microphones of Sky Sport MotoGP – Enea was good until the last lap, on the last lap the detached one could have saved it, he risked too much, we don’t like it. There are 150 people working, there is a team, there are results to take home. You have to work for the team, may the best man win, but without doing stupid things, the one off there went a little further. When two riders don’t work well together, I can be half happy ”.