Bagnaia says 2023 MotoGP title battle “hardest” of his racing career
The reigning world champion is currently leading the 2023 season by 21 points ahead of Jorge Martin, who struggled in the Qatar Grand Prix due to a tire issue. Bagnaia has the opportunity to secure the title in the sprint race on Saturday in Valencia if he outscores Martin by at least four points. This situation is reminiscent of last year when Bagnaia battled Fabio Quartararo for the championship with a 23-point lead. However, Bagnaia acknowledges that this year’s challenge is tougher, particularly because Martin is on the same bike and they can share data. Despite the pressure, Bagnaia aims to focus on doing his best and treating the weekend like any other race. The uncertainty of the weather on November 26th in Valencia is currently his biggest concern.