MotoGP 2022. Dutch GP in Assen, Pecco Bagnaia does not lose his optimism: "I got a tattoo of the victory in Assen"

The eleventh world round is on the historic Dutch track. After the fall of the Sachsenring, the number 63 wants to redeem himself. Meanwhile, the weather predicts rain on the weekend

June 22, 2022

Lhe crash of Sachsenring was heavy for the championship, for morale and for how it has matured. Pecco Bagnaia however, he has decided to turn the page already this weekend.

We race in Assen before the July break, five weeks without MotoGP. For Bagnaia the Dutch track is full of good memories: the Italian driver has in fact obtained here his first victory in the 2016 World Championship in Moto3.

After the first ten Grands Prix of the season, Bagnaia and Jack Miller are sixth and seventh respectively in the Championship on equal points, and third in the Ducati champion. The Borgo Panigale house leads the constructors' standings, while the Ducati Lenovo Team is fourth in the team standings.

In the Dutch weekend the weather forecast, at the moment, indicates rain.


    Bagnaia and the Assen tattoo

    "I'm happy to get back on track this weekend in Assen: it is a path special for me because here I got my first victory in the world championship. I even have it tattooed on the arm! Unfortunately last year we had struggled a lot (closed sixth, ed), but I am convinced that things will go differently this year. Also in Germany we weren't among the favorites, but in the end we were very competitive at the Sachsenring throughout the weekend ".

    "For this reason - concluded number 63 - there are even more disappointed with the crash in the racebecause until then everything had been perfect. I want to make up for it here in Holland and end this first part of the season on a positive note, before the summer break ”.

    It is also a favorable track for Miller

    "I'm enthusiastic to go back to racing in Holland - said the Australian -, I have good memories of this track, since I got my first MotoGP victory here. After i test of Barcelona we managed to do big steps forward, which helped me to find a good feeling with the Desmosedici GP, allowing me to be competitive in the last race in Germany. I hope to find these sensations again here in Assen ".

    "The weather at the moment predicts rain, so the track conditions will be decisive on Sunday. In any case, I'm ready to face the last GP of the first part of the season with a great desire to do well ”.

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