Carlo Pernat praised Enea Bastianini, but at the same time he also talked about Marquez and his imminent return to MotoGP.
Carlo Pernat he is a skilled manager and in the course of his career he has looked after the interests of many important drivers. In MotoGP he has Enea Bastianini as his client and he is certainly one of the most interesting names on the grid.
The Rimini in 2023 he will race for the official Ducati team, having won the duel with Jorge Martin. The latter seemed the big favorite, but the results of the 2022 championship pushed the top management of Borgo Panigale to make another choice. The Beast will support Francesco Bagnaia and will have to play the best possible chance.
Pernat had admitted that even the passage in the Pramac team it would have been viewed positively, given that the technical and economic treatment would have been the same. Clearly, landing in a factory structure is a greater satisfaction and the rider from Romagna will have to give everything to keep his place.
MotoGP, Carlo Pernat praises Bastianini: “comparison” with Stoner
Pernat in an interview with MowMag returned to talk about the Misano Adriatico race, where Bastianini he finished behind Bagnaia for 34 thousandths and some believe that he didn’t really try to beat Pecco: “He tried, he wanted to win, but he couldn’t. It was a good race. The duel may also have rekindled the attention of those who, after Valentino Rossi’s retirement, were no longer interested in MotoGP. More precise and cleaner Bagnaia, more instinctive and acrobatic Bastianini“.
The well-known manager sees positively the rivalry between the two Italian drivers, who so far have not had any particular skirmishes. About his assisted him, he added: “IHis idol is Casey Stoner and I have no problem saying that in some things he reminds me a little. Casey was the strongest ever, I’m not saying Enea is like him, but he’s almost like Stoner in some ways“.
Pernat also commented on the words of Claudio Domenicalithat he had judged Bastianini’s maneuver a little excessive at the last corner of the MotoGP race in Misano: “He made hot statements, he could have avoided them, but they are there. From the images it was seen that Enea was right, there was at least a meter and a half between her bike and that of Bagnaia and therefore she did not risk taking him“.
The rider himself admitted that Ducati later apologized to him. Even Gigi Dall’Igna had expressed doubts about this maneuver, but it was then proved that the Beast he didn’t really take a risk. “Case” returned and now concentration for the Aragon Grand Prix which will take place this weekend.
Pernat on Marquez’s return to Aragon
This weekend the MotoGP will be back in action at Aragon and we will also see Marc Marquez again, who ran for the last time at Mugello. He has recovered from the operation on his right humerus and has had the ok to return to the race, even if he is not in 100% physical condition.
Pernat also said his opinion on the return of the Repsol Honda team rider: “If he goes to Aragon and runs, he makes a fool of himself. He is not ready. In the Misano test he went fast and lapped a lot, but I’d wait for Australia. Coming back he will certainly be the referee of the world championship, but no more than all those riders who usually battle for the top positions will be“.