(ANSA) – ROME, 21 FEB – “It will be the first year without Valentino as a driver, but we are lucky that what he created remains. The same people who, thanks to him, have started following the races will continue to do so in these years”. The “Rossi’s heritage” – as Carmelo Ezpeleta, ceo of Dorna, interviewed by Sky Sport defined it – is certainly part of Francesco Bagnaia, who today announced the renewal with the Ducati Team until 2024. The Turin rider, second last year behind Quartararo, “certainly starting as one of the favorites” for the world title, the world championship is waiting to find again the best Marc Marquez. “I saw him in Madrid – said Ezpeleta – and I found him very well, the smile is back to what it was before.
Surely he will have to change his riding style a bit because the arm is not yet at 100%, but even in tests he felt comfortable with the new Honda. It is a further positive sign, he is certainly among the favorites for the title “.
A program entirely dedicated to Ducati starts today on Sky Sport MotoGP: throughout the week it will be possible to review the companies of the Borgo Panigale manufacturer and its riders. From Capirossi to Stoner, from Dovizioso to Iannone, from Jorge Lorenzo to Petrucci to get to the two who will take to the track on the Desmosedici in 2022, Pecco Bagnaia and Jack Miller. Tonight at 9.10 pm on Sky Sport MotoGP the first passage of the special “Pecco’s dream”, in which the stages of his career started in Moto3 will be retraced, passing through the Moto2 world championship won in 2018, up to MotoGP with the Ducati of the official team. (HANDLE).