Enea Bastianini carried out a training test on the Misano circuit. The Ducati factory team rider flies towards Jerez de la Frontera.
Enea Bastianini will also be in Jerez after about a month’s break due to injury. The rider from Romagna starts from zero points in the standings.
Enea Bastianini testing at Misano
The wait is over for Aeneas Bastianini, remained out of the MotoGP contention following the accident remedied in the first Sprint Race in Portimao. In an attempt to overtake Luca Marini pushed him and the team’s Romagna rider to the ground Ducati factory suffered a compound fracture of the right scapula. Luckily no surgery was needed, but he missed the Termas de Rio Hondo and Austin weekends.
Returning to Italy immediately after his injury in the Algarve, Enea Bastianini hoped to be there for the race in Texas, where last year he scored his second MotoGP victory. With his promotion to the official team, the stars have not yet aligned for the ‘Beast’, who is stuck on zero points in the standings, compared to 53 for his box mate Pecco Bagnaia, who hasn’t been able to take advantage of his absence. The brand partner is at the top of the standings Marco Bezzecchi at 64 points.
Flying to Jerez
The comeback is difficult but not impossible for Enea Bastianini, who is ready to get back on track for the Jerez de la Frontera Grand Prix. In recent days he has returned to the Misano circuit on the saddle Ducati Panigale V4S which he usually uses for track training. He had made the same attempt two weeks earlier, but then his trusted doctors stopped him and advised him to wait longer and not fly off to the States. Now he seems ready to return and the standard bearer of the Lenovo Ducati team will have a lot to do.
In Portimao he had finished qualifying in sixth place, before contact with Luca Marini. It will take some time to regain full confidence with the Desmosedici GP23, even if time is short and it will be necessary to acquire a good points ratio immediately to climb positions and defend its saddle coveted by many aggressive riders. Thursday Enea Bastianini will be at Jerez to undergo the medical check with the doctors in the paddock and there shouldn’t be any problems getting the green light to take to the track.
The ‘Beast’ is finally making a comeback after weeks of rest, rehabilitation and training. Ducati lets it be known on social channels that “Enea did 10 laps with the Panigale V4S and had positive sensations. On Wednesday he will fly to Jerez with the team and on Thursday he will undergo a medical check to determine if he is fit to race“.