The results of the Malaysian MotoGP are going to be decisive in the competition for the 2022 world title. In this situation, Francesco Bagnaia as the leader of the 2022 MotoGP standings must bear the burden of history for Ducati and himself.
Suzuki Ecstar race, Joan Mir, thinks Francesco Bagnaia only needs to maintain the performances he has shown in the last few series to ensure the title. Pecco, Francesco Bagnaia’s nickname, was recorded as being able to achieve three podiums in the last four series.
If pulled further, the Italian rider also had four consecutive wins, namely in the Dutch, British, Austrian and San Marino MotoGP series. “I think the World Championship will be decided here (Malaysia). Pecco just needs to do what he has done in the last few races,” said Joan Mir, quoted from Motosan.es.
Despite these predictions, Joan Mir understands the negative thoughts that may arise in Francesco Bagnaia’s mind. “The problem is, when you are in a situation like this, you will only think about the mistakes that can happen,” said Joan Mir, who had experienced this competitive situation before becoming the 2020 MotoGP champion.
The Burden on the Shoulders of Bagnaia Francesco
Bagnaia will make history if he succeeds in becoming the MotoGP world champion in 2022. He has the opportunity to become the first Italian rider to win the MotoGP title since 2009.
Then, Bagnaia also has the opportunity to become the first Ducati rider to become the MotoGP world champion since 2007 or 15 years ago. At the same time, the Turin-born rider also has the opportunity to win his first championship title in the MotoGP premier class.
Bagnaia admits that a series of historical possibilities that lie in front of his eyes makes him feel depressed. However, he still has the motivation to complete his chances of becoming MotoGP world champion in 2022.
“Italian riders haven’t won a MotoGP title since 2009 and a Ducati since 2007, and for me this will be the first title in the MotoGP class. Of course, the pressure is there. and I started to feel it,” Bagnaia said. “Now I’m quite happy. We’ve done well so far and we have to finish. I’m focused on that,” Bagnaia added.
Currently, Francesco Bagnaia leads the 2022 MotoGP standings with a collection of 233 points. He is 14 points ahead of Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha) who looms in second place. After that, there was Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) who overshadowed the third place with a score of 206 points.
In the midst of the shadows of competitors, Bagnaia has a number of scenarios to ensure the championship title at the MotoGP Malaysia 2022. One of the winning scenarios that can happen is when Bagnaia won the Malaysian MotoGP race, while Fabio Quartararo as the closest competitor failed to reach the podium (top 3) .