The opposite of Quartararo, Bagnaia wants to reduce the top speed of his motorbike


Top speed is the main problem that Fabio Quartararo has complained to Yamaha this season. However, in contrast to Quartararo, the Ducati rider, Francesco Bagnaia, wants to reduce the top speed of his motorbike and improve his handling like the Yamaha Quartararo.

MotoGP 2022 has run nine series, but no Ducati rider has yet appeared consistent to ‘disturb’ Quartararo who is comfortable in first position with the Yamaha team. Whereas in this season Ducati fielded eight riders at once on the track.

In terms of performance, no one doubts the performance of the Ducati Desmosedici, which is very powerful and often breaks the top speed record. But in terms of final results, Ducati is still struggling to compete at the top. The performance of their riders is still less consistent than Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha) and Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) who are competing for the world title.

Bagnaia also uncovered one of the main problems in the Ducati Desmosedici this season. According to Bagnaia, the Desmosedici has shortcomings in terms of handling (controlling), even though this motorbike is so fast on the track. This was said by Bagnaia during a test session at the Catalunya Circuit, Spain (6/6/2022).

“I tested several different items and the biggest one was the fairing,” Bagnaia said Crash. “The new fairing is working quite well. I’m quite happy with it, but it’s only for testing at the moment. I don’t know whether to wear it this year or not.”

“This (new fairing) can help us not to lose too much handling, but (still) have the highest speed. So something that can help,” said the Italian rider.

“But we also think, that this year I prefer to have less top speed, but more handling. That’s the main thing now. Yamaha is the perfect example for that,” said Bagnaia again.

“Right now they (Yamaha and Quartararo) have better handling and we can also clearly see that top speed is not everything. This year we have improved a lot (but) we still need more grip like Yamaha has. do it,” said Bagnaia.