Martin ‘doesn’t care’ if Bagnaia gets help from other Ducatis in 2023 MotoGP title chase
Francesco Bagnaia is currently 14 points behind Jorge Martin in the MotoGP standings heading into the Qatar Grand Prix. Bagnaia can secure the championship if he outperforms Martin by at least 23 points. This scenario has only occurred once this season, in the first race in Portugal where Bagnaia scored 28 more points than Martin. Although they both ride for the factory Ducati team, Bagnaia may have the advantage with support from other Ducati riders. Enea Bastianini could potentially assist Bagnaia, while Martin’s seat is under threat and he will be eager to maintain strong performances. Additionally, Bagnaia could rely on his fellow VR46 Academy members, Marco Bezzecchi and Luca Marini. Both riders acknowledge the pressure in Qatar, as one mistake could cost them the championship. However, Bagnaia has already stated that he does not view this race as a match point, and Martin believes the battle will likely go down to the final race in Valencia.