The driver is confident after the excellent third time in Q2, he will start second: “I made a step in qualifying. I’ll try to win but I’ll always have an eye on Pecco”
September 3, 2022
P.for the second consecutive race in the front row Enea Bastianini also seems to have solved the qualifying problem and is ready for one head raceright here in Misano where he made his first two podiums in MotoGP last year.
The 1997 class made the third fastest time in Q2 but starts second due to the penalty of Bagnaia, who climbs to fifth position.
On the qualification …
“I managed to push as if it were dry. At the beginning it was difficult, it was dangerous, dark asphalt, you couldn’t tell if it was dry or wet. It wasn’t easy, on the curbs there was a lot of risk, on the last lap we had to pretend of nothing, it went well. I did the bend 11 a little slower, also because Franco went out, I dared a lot under braking, as is my style “
About the race …
“Many of us are fast with a good pace, including Fabio and the Aprilia”
Tomorrow there will be a livery in homage to Fausto Gresini, who died for Covid (the livery has not yet been revealed) …
“It will be a special livery, something incredible for which I want to try my best, I will try to win for the Gresini team”
THEn a situation like today what makes the difference, courage, recklessness?
“At the beginning, in the first laps, I think it’s courage, I went badly in Portimao, good here, you can’t always get something good, today yes”
On the improvement in qualifying …
“Since after the summer break I have taken a step in that direction, I want to see how it will also be in the races outside Europe”
You said you need to learn something from Jack Miller, what?
“In sector 4 he does something incredible, in the last two corners, so I have to try to understand how, I think I understand but I have to put it into practice”
Now that the contract is signed, how will you behave with Pecco also in terms of the race, with gloves or …?
“I think I will always have an eye because the title is being played, but I will do my race and I will try to take it home, we are here for this and no one limits me”