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The reigning double world champion lived up to his status. Francesco Bagnaia dominated the debates in Malaysia this Thursday, on the occasion of the third and final day of the first official pre-season test.
“My time in my first time trial of the season was fantastic, but it’s a test”
Above all, not content with being the fastest, the Italian established a new record unofficial Sepang circuit, in 1:56.682. For comparison, last season, he took pole position on this track in 1:57.491.
At the top of a Top 7 bringing together 6 Ducati motorcycles, Francesco Bagnaia is 172 thousandths ahead of Jorge Martin (Ducati Pramac), the vice world champion. A relatively slim gap, which encourages him to put the scope of his time record into perspective, before the second test of its kind, on February 19 and 20 in Losail (Qatar).
“I feel really comfortable on the bike. My time in my first time trial of the season was fantastic, but it’s a test, and the conditions today were perfect. The only thing I’m not completely happy with is this morning’s sprint race simulation: I had a small problem that slowed me down, but by that time I was off and on. didn’t want to go back to the garage, so I continued to the end. In any case, we showed that we knew the potential of this bike. We have made a lot of progress in just three days. We’re not 100% yet, but we’re not far from it. I would say we are at 80%. In Qatar we will try different maps, but the program will be more or less the same as in Sepang.” (Ducati official website)
— Pecco Bagnaia (@PeccoBagnaia) February 8, 2024
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To sum up
Author of the unofficial record at the Sepang circuit during the final day of driving, Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) was keen to measure his satisfaction at the end of the first pre-season test. Find out his reaction.
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