Ducati riders engaged in heated tussle at MotoGP • Complete Bike
Two Ducatis on the rostrum: Bezzecchi (VR46 Racing Staff) finishes second forward of teammate Marini
Francesco Bagnaia closed in sixth place within the Dash Race of the GP of Argentina, held this afternoon on the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit.
After qualifying third behind the Desmosedici GPs of poleman Alex Márquez (Gresini Racing) and Marco Bezzecchi second, the Ducati Lenovo Staff rider placed on a present with the 2 fellow Ducati riders, as they engaged in a heated tussle within the afternoon race.
Seventh after the beginning, Bagnaia instantly tried to get well the misplaced positions. After a sequence of overtakes and counter-overtakes, he lastly managed to climb again to fifth place, however on the final lap, he was overtaken once more by Alex Márquez and needed to accept sixth. The rider from Chivasso stays on the high of the general standings with 41 factors, whereas Ducati and the Ducati Lenovo Staff are first within the constructors’ and groups’ standings, respectively.
Each VR46 Racing Staff riders climbed on the rostrum as Marco Bezzecchi, second, went near clinching the victory, and Luca Marini ended third.
Francesco Bagnaia (#1, Ducati Lenovo Staff) – sixth
“Sixth place is an efficient end result, and I’m glad. Not like my opponents, who pushed very onerous all through the race, I didn’t really feel 100%, so I made a decision to not take pointless dangers. I had some issues firstly to keep away from the confusion generated after the beginning. In any case, I had lots of enjoyable: it was a race stuffed with overtaking and good battles. For tomorrow we already know the place we have to enhance. It will likely be vital to handle the scenario properly throughout the 25 laps, so tomorrow’s GP will certainly be very completely different from right now’s Dash Race.”
The Ducati Lenovo Staff will return to the monitor tomorrow at 9:45am native time for the warm-up, whereas the Argentina GP will begin at 2pm (CEST -5.00) over a 25-lap distance.