Bastianini targets maiden win in Italian GP


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2022 MotoGP World Championship

2022 Italian Grand Prix

Mugello Circuit
Florence, Italy
Sunday, 29 May 2022
 
Gresini Racing's Enea Bastianini will be looking to keep the pressure on the frontrunners in the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday, May 29.
 
The Italian will hope for a better performance on home soil this time around after crashing out on the opening lap at the Mugello Circuit last season.

Fabio Quartararo of Monster Energy Yamaha
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Bastianini is putting on quite a display this year, having already claimed victory in the Qatar Grand Prix, the Grand Prix of the Americas and the French Grand Prix.
 
The 24-year-old would likely be leading the riders' standings but for his mistake on lap 9 in the Portuguese Grand Prix, which led to him retiring.

Aleix Espargaro
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Bastianini is currently third on 94 points, four behind Aprilia Racing's Aleix Espargaro and eight adrift of reigning World Champion Fabio Quartararo.
 
'The Beast' has set his sights on lighting up the tracks in Florence and Barcelona in the next two races as he continues to mount a challenge for the World Championship.
 
"I really love these two tracks, both are very exciting," he said in an official statement. "I know the Montmelo podium well, while despite feeling strong at Mugello, I am yet to step onto the podium there.
 
"Let's hope this year is the right one. We come from an (sic) to confirm our competitiveness."
 

2022 French Grand Prix results

 
Winner: Enea Bastianini - Gresini Racing
Second Place: Jack Miller - Ducati Lenovo Team
Third Place: Aleix Espargaro - Aprilia Racing
 

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Published: 05/26/2022