Motorcycles: Enea Bastianini: "The World Cup lead is not really important to me"

MotoGP Qualifying Qatar: Pole for Jorge Martin - Yamaha dropped

 MotoGP Qualifying Qatar: Pole for Jorge Martin - Yamaha dropped © Motorsport Images For Jorge Martin it is the already fifth pole position in the MotoGP as in the previous year, the Poleposition belongs to the MotoGP season opener in Qatar Ducati: under The floodlight in Losail sat down Pramac pilot Jorge Martin with a qualifying time of 1: 53.011 minutes against its brand colleagues of Gresini, Enea Bastianini, and Honda Competitor Marc Marquez. "Martin squeals everything out of the tire.

Enea Bastianini hatte im Regen von Mandalika zu kämpfen © Motorsport Images Enea Bastianini had to fight in the rain of Mandalika

even if it ran for Qatar winner Enea Bastianini in the rain of Mandalika less well ran than hoped for The Italian from the Greesini-Ducati team still performs the WM table. With Pan Elf at the Grand Prix of Indonesia, five points came for him, with 30 meters in the lead .

After only two races, the distances are, of course, low: Brad Binder (KTM) is second with two points behind. Behind this are Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) and Miguel Oliveira (KTM), all of which are leading to the top within five points.

probably therefore Bastianini says, "I am the leader in the championship, but that's not really important to me." Rather, the Ducati driver annoys his first rain race. His MotoGP experience in completely wet is limited, because last year there were only two flag-to-flag races.

Moto2: Schrötter spotless - MotoGP: Marquez crashes before start

 Moto2: Schrötter spotless - MotoGP: Marquez crashes before start Motorcycle Pilot Marcel Schrötter has remained at the Grand Prix of Indonesia without counter. As a 16th, the 29-year-old Landersberger in Lombok in the race of the Moto2 the points length around a position. © Achmad Ibrahim / ap / dpa A thunderstorm has delayed the start of the race of the MotoGP class: the driver wet route in action. Already qualifying was anything but ideal for Schrölter. The day's day before, German had qualified only for starting place 21.

Bastiatiani mourns P8 to

"I'm not really happy about this race, because I prefer it when the conditions remain dry," the Italian admits. From starting place five he lost the connection right at the beginning of the race and fell back: "I am really started slowly and then lost many positions."

"But after seven, eight rounds I increased my pace and in the end I was fast. I recovered some positions." At the end fought in a larger group with Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia), Brad Binder (KTM) and Darryn Binder (RNF-Yamaha) by third place, but pulled the shorter.

"(Darryn) Binder overtook me in the second curve and I had to leave the line. It was impossible to stay in the eighth place," explains Bastianini disappointed. "For the next race, if it rains, I want to drive a better race."

Interesting World Cup Statistics

Bastianinis Yield of 30 points After the first two races of a season is the slightest score of a World Cup leader at this time since Wayne Gardner in its title season 1987 - where the point system was different at that time and for a victory a maximum 15 points was awarded.

It is also the third season in a row in which a satellite driver leads the table after the first two season races. In 2021 Johann Zarco of Pramac was in Qatar after last year's prelude, 2020 it was Fabio Quartararo for Petronas-Yamaha.

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© Fabio Quartararo has to be in the race equal to five Ducatis in qualifying for the Grand Prix of the USA was Fabio Quartararo with his Yamaha the first pursuer of the Ducati Quintet. The world champion experienced a turbulent afternoon at the Circuit of the Americas, because he crashed in his first run in curve 19. "I have given my best," Quartararo comments on the crash, where he remained unhurt.

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