MotoGP, Bezzecchi: “The Ducati is six times faster than the Moto2”
Yesterday the team was presented in Pesaro and today they met the media. In less than a week, Marco Bezzecchi’s MotoGP adventure will begin in the colors of the Mooney V46. After the tests at Sepang and Mandalika, the Romagna driver is ready to inaugurate this new chapter in his racing career, full of questions and expectations.
He spoke about this and much more during the press conference before leaving for Qatar.
“We are ready to go to Losail and start the new season“Marco began.”Indeed, during the winter, we worked to prepare and face the MotoGP adventure as well as possible. It will be a difficult season, because the level of the Championship is really high, but the whole team has made a big effort to be ready..”
Bezzecchi will find a Ducati in the garage that isn’t the latest version, like Marini’s.
“I don’t consider it a disadvantage that I don’t have the same bike as Luca, also because I don’t have experience with the previous bike. In testing, Ducati showed great potential, and I will have to learn how to improve. Even if I don’t have the latest evolution of the bike, I can still access data from other riders and compare myself with them when needed.”
He also talked about the rider who inspires him.
“I think all Ducati riders have great style, for example, Bagnaia, as well as Miller and Aeneas. Luca also rides the bike very well, and maybe my style is close to his, since it was similar in the days of Moto2.”
The bar has been raised in MotoGP, but Bezzecchi has no intention of being discouraged.
“Even when I was racing in Moto3 and Moto2, I thought I was going to face the world’s best in the category. I don’t think there is anything other than MotoGP, and I think that’s a bit strange in some ways.”
The World Championship kicks off next week, and his journey has only just begun.
“There is still so much to learn. But I realized that with this Ducati, it was necessary to be precise in the description of the behavior of the electronics and above all effective in the flying lap. The Ducati has a fantastic front end when braking. I really like that. Compared to Moto2, there is a huge difference between the different brands. On the track, I followed Mir and Morbidelli, and seeing how the other bikes handled was cool.”
He also compared the other categories.
“If I think about the past, I have to say that from Moto3 to Moto2, the bike is completely different, while MotoGP goes six times faster than a Moto2, even if the tire size is more or less the same. So you have to learn some things, like electronics. It’s a long process, but I had less trouble going from Moto2 to MotoGP than from Moto3 to Moto2. So far I haven’t reached the limit with the bike yet, but I brought my ApeCar, which I bought in December“, he said, smiling.“
Apparently, Bezz likes the Ducati, although they will have to adapt it to his needs.
“Power and acceleration are impressive, as is braking. The first time I tried it I was amazed, so much so that I even said a few swear wordshe jokes.