In the last three races, Fabio Quartararo’s advantage over Francesco Bagnaia – still leader of the riders’ classification – has more than halved (from +91 to +44 points) and with seven grand prixes still to be disputed the run-up to the 2022 MotoGP title for the Ducatista it is less and less a mirage. The Turin player seems to have finally found the consistency of results he had been calling for since the beginning of the world championship. At least, this is what the three successes strung in Holland, Great Britain and Austria, achieved on such different tracks and translating into 75 points the work started since the tests, to testify that team and driver are now working in full harmony, that fine-tuning and ‘handle’ have taken a certain path. It was since 2008 that a Ducati rider hadn’t hit a trio of victories like this: Casey Stoner’s last consecutive hat-trick for the Borgo Panigale manufacturer.
MotoGp, Austria: the celebrations in Bagnaia
“I think I understood the reason for my many mistakes at the beginning of the season. I worked on it with my family, with my team and also with VR46. This will certainly help us to continue on the path of consistency, even if there are still many things. to learn, “said Bagnaia after Spielberg’s success. A great boost of confidence ahead of Misano, with the awareness that there is no more room for errors. Now every point weighs and can make a difference. And here, given that there is no question of talent, Bagnaia’s ‘new’ ability to analyze the single race in order to obtain the maximum result must come into play.
Also because Yamaha and Fabio Quartararo remain in the front and are unlikely to give gifts. The Frenchman – who crashed at Assen and was subdued at Silverstone – demonstrated in Austria that one does not become world champion by chance, recovering from fifth position on the grid, to obtain a very important second place in the standings. And in fact he said he was “super happy” with his race. The next seven promise to be as many stages in an exciting challenge at the last corner.