Francesco Bagnaia’s chief mechanic Cristian Gabarrini claims the Italian is more like three-time MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo than Andrea Dovizioso.
Bagnaia is well on track to win back-to-back MotoGP titles, having already won eight races this season. No other rider has won more than three races, and Bagnaia is consistently showing his form, pace, and ability to overcome challenges. Lorenzo, who won three titles with Yamaha before joining Ducati, also displayed this kind of consistency. During his time with Ducati, Bagnaia has developed similar traits to Lorenzo, according to Gabarrini. Bagnaia is very sensitive and focused on all aspects of racing, and his comments often leave Gabarrini amazed. As for Lorenzo, Gabarrini clarifies that his outspokenness is not arrogance but rather a lack of filters, and his thoughts are technically sound. Despite not winning a championship with Ducati, Lorenzo contributed greatly to the team’s success with his ideas and feedback. His humility is also surprising, as he is willing to listen and try suggestions from others. Overall, Lorenzo’s impact as a five-time MotoGP World Champion is unexpected.