The Ducati rider has six victories this season, four of them achieved consecutively in the last grand prix, which has fully involved him in the fight for the 2022 world championship, in which he is now second overall with 181 points, 30 points behind the leader, French Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo (211).
Despite being the driver who has won the most races this year, Pecco Bagnaia has paid dearly for the irregularity that hit him in the first part of the season, which began with a crash in Qatar and without stepping on the podium in the first five races and combining , then his victories at Jerez and Mugello with falls at Le Mans, Barcelona and Sachsenring, a total of four zeros which is what prevents him from leading the championship with solvency.
Something similar happened to the Ducati rider last year, when he lost a large part of his chances of fighting for the championship in the initial section, achieving a spectacular reaction in the final part of the course, in which he won four of the last six. Carreras, who arrived too late to discuss the crown with Quartararo.
Without a title in 2021 and with a disadvantage of 30 points this year, it is difficult for Bagnaia to win his first championship, but that does not prevent him from being the driver who wins the most races, and that it took almost three years and 42 grand prix to achieve his first victory, now a year ago, precisely in Aragon. Since then, the Italian has been unstoppable, crossing the finish line first in ten of the twenty races he has taken part in.
And it all started on September 12, 2021, in a frenetic race, in which he was fighting with Marc Márquez until the last lap, both starring in a frenzy of passes and reviews in which Pecco showed that he had reached maturity as a driver for certify his first victory in the queen class.
“I am very happy to race again in Aragón, where last year I achieved my first victory in MotoGP”, recalls Pecco in the preview of the Aragón Grand Prix, which takes place this weekend.
“In general MotorLand is a very good track for us and I think that this year we can also be very fast,” warns the Italian, who has a group of Ducati on the grid in top form to cover his back.
Despite the fact that the distance from the leader is still sensitive, 30 points, more than a grand prix, Pecco has cut 61 points in the last four races, which allows him, with six to go, to have options to fight for the title , which would be the first for Ducati since 2007.
“In any case, we face the weekend as always, giving our best from Friday and concentrating exclusively on the weekend without thinking about the World Cup,” concludes #63.
In Aragon, Ducati will have a first ‘match point’ to conquer, for the third consecutive year, the Constructors’ Championship, which it leads with a 110-point advantage over the second.