Carlo Pernat replies: Could Marc Marquez come to Ducati? And are Bagnaia and Bastianini really friends?
We met Enea Bastianini's Genoese manager at Eicma and talked to him about his rider's first feedback on next year's bike. And of much more
Enea Bastianini dressed in Ducati red told by Carlo Pernat: "He was very excited, butterflies in his stomach". The manager from Genoa spoke about the bike: "Good feeling, much more stable bike, he rides it well. Now we need a bit of a break back".
Pernat has always believed in Bastianini, did you think so many wins would come? "That the win could come yes, so many no... but after the first win in Qatar, I thought he could do even more."
The manager then spoke about Bastianini's bikes in his two years at Ducati, the 2019 and the 2021... and now he's moving on to the 2023 without having moved on from the 2022: he skipped the odd numbers!
Pernat also spoke about Honda: 'I have never seen it in this condition', also criticising the technical and rider management.
Is Marquez on the market? Could he come to Ducati?
The manager also addressed the question of new teammates Pecco Bagnaia and Enea Bastianini: but are they really friends?