Enea Bastianini in the Ducati factory in 2023 with Bagnaia

Borgo Panigale relies on the two Italian riders for next season, with the Romagna who beat Martìn’s competition

Sara Enea Bastianini to support Francesco Bagnaia in the pits in the 2023 season at Ducati. The agreement between the Borgo Panigale manufacturer and the Romagna region is official for the next two seasons, a signing that comes at the end of weeks of negotiations that saw the current Gresini team rider win the competition over Jorge Martìn of the Ducati Pramac team. To tip the balance in favor of the Italian there were not only the excellent placings obtained this year, but also and above all the continuity of the “Beast” on the Gresini Racing Desmosedici.

This is the press release with which Ducati has formalized the passage of Bastianini to the factory team: “Ducati Corse is pleased to announce that Enea Bastianini will be defending the colors of the Ducati Lenovo Team starting from the next MotoGP World Championship, alongside the already confirmed Pecco Bagnaia. . The 24-year-old rider from Rimini, who has already won three GPs in Qatar, Texas and France this year, has a two-year contract with the Borgo Panigale manufacturer and will wear the official team colors after two seasons in the premier class with the Desmosedici. GP of the Esponsorama Racing (2021) and Gresini Racing (2022) teams “.

Satisfaction and enthusiasm for Enea Bastianini: “I am really very happy to be able to wear the colors of the official Ducati team starting from next year. It was my dream and now it has come true. In these two years in MotoGP I have learned and grown a lot and I believe that together with the engineers and men of the Ducati Lenovo Team I can only improve! I thank Claudio, Gigi, Paolo and Davide for trusting me and giving me this incredible opportunity, but I also want to thank Nadia and the whole Gresini team for the great support I received from them in this wonderful season together. I will try to close this 2022 in the best possible way, before tackling my new adventure as an official Ducati rider with the utmost commitment and the right team spirit ”.

Luigi Dall’Igna, General Manager of Ducati Corse, explained the reasons that led to the choice of Bastianini for 2023 as follows: “We are really happy to have Bastianini in the factory team. Enea is a highly talented rider who has matured a lot in these two years with Ducati. He has been able to grow quickly, obtaining two podiums in his debut year in MotoGP and then hitting three beautiful victories this year with the Gresini team in Qatar, America and France. We are convinced that next year, as official rider of the Ducati Lenovo Team, he will be able to take another step forward and always be among the protagonists in every race. However, it was not an easy choice, because both Enea and Jorge Martin are two very fast young drivers, and it is precisely for this reason that we still wanted to ensure that both have the same material and the same technical support. We are confident that both will be able to demonstrate all their great talent on the track ”.

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