Bagnaia “scared” of 2009 Rossi/Lorenzo repeat with Vinales in Barcelona sprint

Bagnaia “scared” of 2009 Rossi/Lorenzo repeat with Vinales in Barcelona sprint
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Bagnaia “scared” of 2009 Rossi/Lorenzo repeat with Vinales in Barcelona sprint

The MotoGP race in 2009 at the Catalan GP is remembered as one of the most iconic moments in the sport’s history, where Valentino Rossi overtook his Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo on the last corner to secure victory. In the 2023 Barcelona sprint race, Francesco Bagnaia had to defend fiercely to keep Aleix Espargaro’s Aprilia behind him and ultimately finished second, just ahead of Maverick Vinales. Bagnaia acknowledged that they need to work on improving traction and admitted to being focused on preventing Vinales from overtaking him. Vinales praised Bagnaia’s perfect defense and decided not to take unnecessary risks attempting to overtake. Both riders emphasized the importance of respect and understanding among competitors.

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Source: Motorsport.com

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