A fantastic Bagnaia wins his first MotoGP victory

Fantastic Pecco Bagnaia who wins his first MotoGp victory in the Aragon GP at the end of a wonderful duel with Marc Marquez. The ducatista who drove the Grand Prix from the beginning, has been slipped by the Spaniard seven times and overtaken him as many times by overtaking. Historic success for Bagnaia who conquers the 250th victory for Italy in the Top class. First nation to do so.

Rossi’s hug was beautiful, after crossing the finish line he congratulated the Ducati rider on his first MotoGP victory. On the podium the Suzuki of Mir at 3,911. Then Aleix Espargaro, Miller, Bastianini, Binder, Quartararo, Martin and Nakagami. Valentino Rossi nineteenth. With five GPs to go to the end of the season, Quartararo leads with 214 points ahead of Bagnaia with 161 and Mir with 157.

Bagnaia: “It’s a dream, it’s a dream”

“It’s a dream, it’s a dream.” First career victory, 250th victory for an Italian in 500 / MotoGP, the first nation to cross this finish line. Francesco Bagnaia is over the moon: «I feel a lot of emotions, I worked hard to get to this level, every time we went close to winning but something happened. The first success is really a dream. I thank Ducati and my family, my partner who is always close to me. It was not easy to stay ahead of Marquez, even if he is not 100% Marc has immense hunger and anger. It was a good duel, and in the end it is a dream come true for me ».

Marc Marquez fought until the end: «I’m looking for the best level, I’m happy with the result, I was really at the limit with everything, the body, the bike, the tires. I also thought I could win but I’m really happy for this podium, another good result in a difficult season ».

Third place is less than Joan Mir expected from Aragon “I am very tired, I gave 110% but I am a bit disappointed, I thought I would have a better race. I had a good pace, I thought I was with the top two for but nothing … I’m happy for the podium, but we want more ».

The Ducati team celebrates Pecco Bagnaia (Ducati)

Rossi: “Bagnaia of 10 and praise”

Valentino Rossi finished 19th at Aragon but celebrates the success of his pupil Francesco Bagnaia: “I am very happy for Pecco, first on a personal level because he is a close friend and we spend a lot of time together, then because he deserves it – Valentino’s words – . That of the first victory is a moment that a rider never forgets, but to be able to do it after a battle like this is great. He’s riding the Ducati fantastically, at times he was unlucky with the tires, at times he made strange decisions with the compounds, but this time he was superb. It is a victory of 10 and praise: he took pole, he was always in the lead from the first corner and then he won with a fight to the death in the final laps ».

Rossi’s happiness is also spiced with a pinch of legitimate pride: «I’m proud of how he grew up with us in the VR46 Riders Academy: we took him when he was in Moto3 and we helped him bring him to this level – says Vale -. Destiny is in the hands of each of them, but I am happy to have grown up in the Academy, both he and Franco Morbidelli. I think Bagnaia and Morbidelli are two of the top riders on the grid and it will be nice to see them both on official bikes next year, one on Ducati and the other on Yamaha ».

On his 19th place he says: «A difficult day after a complicated weekend for the whole Yamaha: I tried not to force at the beginning so as not to burn the tires but it went bad all the same».


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