“I think I’m the happiest man in the world”. Thus the general manager of Ducati Corse Luigi Dall’Igna at the end of a historic Sunday for Ducati he expressed all the pride in seeing Jack Miller on the top step of the podium in Jerez followed by Francesco Bagnaia, the new world leader on the third podium conquered in four races in this 2021. Without the collapse vertical by Fabio Quartararo, held back by the compartment syndrome, all this would obviously have been less bombastic, but the two official Ducati GP-21s would have also climbed on the podium as evidence of the goodness of a bike that remains very fast on the straight, but which is always more manageable cornering and able to have a mileage not so shorter than the Yamaha and Suzuki. Ducati hadn’t won at Jerez since 2006, when Loris Capirossi took the top step of the podium.
MotoGP | Dall’Igna: “I’m the happiest person in the world”
Jorge Lorenzo in his analysis on Youtube of the Jerez weekend he stressed that now the Borgo Panigale bike is complete and can win on all tracks: “In the past Ducati had some flaws, especially in cornering speed, but now they seem to be resolved – the words of the former Ducati – I believe that Francesco Bagnaia has a great chance to win the World Championship because the Ducati is truly a complete bike and he in particular with his riding style minimizes the ‘problems’ in corners ”.
MotoGP | Miller: “Victory for those who believed in me”
In the past, the Majorcan had repeatedly urged Jack Miller to think about realizing his talent, in front of the victory of the Australian Lorenzo complimented Miller, even if the performances of the 1995 class still do not fully convince the Majorcan: “I take off my hat in front of Miller’s victory, a victory in MotoGP is always a victory, even if he would not have made it without the problem in Quartararo. However, in the races the leader can fall, he can have a technical or physical problem and you have to be ready to take advantage of it. And Jack was there, the first in line ready to take advantage. He was very good over the weekend, very solid, he conquered the front row in qualifying, got off to a good start taking the lead and then didn’t make any big mistakes. However, he needs to improve in terms of precision, I still find it rather inaccurate at times, speed has never lacked and he has shown it once again ”.