Gresini’s ‘home race’: Bastianini is worried about the Mandalika asphalt

RiderTua.com – Gresini’s ‘Home Race’: Bastianini is worried that after the Mandalika re-asphalt, the tires will also be different from the test. The Gresini Ducati MotoGP squad will face a ‘virtual home match’ this weekend. Although the Gresini headquarters (Faenza-Italy) is almost 12,000 kilometers from the Mandalika Circuit, the two have a close relationship. The reason is, in addition to the large fan community, many of the Gresini team’s business partners are from Indonesia. Enea Bastianini came to the Indonesian GP as the leader of the standings. After the IRTA test last February, the Mandalika Circuit has been partially re-paved. But this raises a question mark for the 24-year-old racer.

Gresini’s ‘home race’: Bastianini is worried about the Mandalika asphalt

After 7 years working with Aprilia, Gresini will return in 2022 as a satellite team in the MotoGP class. With his first win in the premier class, Enea Bastianini gave the team the perfect start to the season in Qatar.

The second series of this season will be held at the Mandalika Circuit. After many drivers complained about the condition of the asphalt, extensive construction work began immediately after the pre-season test was over. Some of the tracks were re-paved and also thoroughly cleaned.

Leaders Enea Bastianini, who finished 13th in the pre-season test at Mandalika, is trying to dampen his hopes. “We are coming from a great race in Qatar. It will be difficult to repeat that performance.” Beast.

The renovation work raises a question mark for the Gresini Ducati racer. “During the test we had a good pace. However, I don’t know what to expect once the asphalt finishes updating. The tires will also be different from the test, which is why we will have to wait and see,” added Bastianini.

MotoGP rookie Fabio Di Giannantonio, finished 17th in his first premier class race and hopes the experience gained in Qatar will help him move forward. “I am ready to race to Indonesia with more information. Now I know how to schedule races properly. But of course we are only at the beginning of our journey, and I have to improve little by little and keep learning,” said Diggia.

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