Bastianini approves “dinosaur tail” on the Ducati bike: “Improved braking”



Enea Bastianini finished eighth on Friday of free practice for the MotoGP in Great Britain and believes that the aerodynamic upgrade tested by Ducati has helped his performance on the track.

The big news of the free practice sessions for the MotoGP British GP was taken by Ducati, more precisely for the bikes of Jorge Martín, of Pramac, and Enea Bastianini, who defends Gresini. The Italian factory introduced wings on the rear of the bikes, in an appearance reminiscent of a stegosaurus tail, and number 23 approved the change.

On Friday Bastianini managed to be the eighth fastest of the day in FP2 and believes that the change has been positive for his increase in performance on the track. “At the moment it feels good,” said the rider when asked about the update.

“We’ll find out tomorrow whether it’s better or not, because I had to go back to normal settings. I need to try again for more information,” he added.

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The Gresini representative admitted that at the beginning it was difficult to understand what was different about the bike, but he could see the change. “My first impression is that the braking has improved, it’s more stable and the speed isn’t bad either. I think it can help us in qualifying. Ducati told me they would help me in that part. I think the braking is the point. stronger than these wings. “, highlighted.

Validations aside, Bastianini will have to fight for the two remaining places in Q2 to get a better start at Silverstone. The driver was unable to make it into the top ten in the combined times after FP3.

But if # 23 approved the change, Martín left the Silverstone track unfamiliar with his bike’s new aero system and assured that he would not use the update on Saturday. Recall that the Pramac rider runs with the 2022 bike, while Bastianini still uses the one from last season.

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Source: Terra

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