Enea Bastianini already has four days of experience on the Ducati Desmosedici and the first results, despite having been achieved in tests, where lap times are so often secondary, it does look good considering growth is to be expected.
The italian was fourth fastest over the three days at Sepang and for now one fact stands out at number 23: ‘This year’s Desmosedici has great potential, part of which is yet to be discovered. There are still things we have to work on to understand [the bike] better, but we started off on the right foot’.
It has been argued for years that performance in MotoGP depends largely on details. A tenth here, a tenth there, and that’s how you build a competitive lap time. Now Bastianini says just that and even claims that the details are more important than what one imagines in order to fight for the title, as he told Corriere della Sera:
– We have the potential to aim for the title, I absolutely believe in that. It won’t be easy because the rivals are many and fierce, starting with my teammate Pecco Bagnaia. But in MotoGP it’s difficult to make predictions. Details count a lot, more than you think, and whoever solves them best will win the title.