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Bastianini talks about ‘small’ options, rivals don’t see him as candidate

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Enea Bastianini They starred in two-thirds of the championship, the first leading the World Cup with three wins, and this third coming face-to-face with Bagnaia in the last two rounds. Too bad about middle third as he threw a lot of credits. He assures us that the break helped him reconsider.

“I think the chances are very small. I haven’t lost them at the moment. Let’s see what happens in the future. It’s important to have great races like Aragon and Misano, and after the summer break I think it will be.” We have made a good step forward. This is the most important thing for us. I try to do my best every week to finish the championship in a good position.

They asked him to elaborate on what happened after the break, but he could neither: The bike helped me reach my goals and gave me a good feeling every race. Ducati is a great bike with new tires.I go fast. ”

Bastianini has become Ducati’s worst enemy.he has him in his company, and team orders begin planning. At the moment he says he has not received them in Aragon. “At Misano they said I had them, but I didn’t. That’s fine, it’s the last part of the championship, and I’m not emphasizing it at that moment, whether or not I take the team’s orders.”

“There are a lot of unknowns about the situation and the media are pressing, but the situation in my box is very smooth, everything is going well, my feelings are positive and Ducati want it. I believe there is a “how”.

“For now we have not received any orders, we will see what happens in the future if Pecco leads even more in the championship than he currently has. and that’s it.”

Bagnaia looks back on this “Frankly I don’t think I need help to get ahead. Not me I have already expressed myself I hope they let me do what I want If they decide not to do it it’s not up to me I will compete I will stand on the front lines and fight for victory.

if they consider him a candidate

Asked by three of the title contenders if Bastianini had an option – he has 48 points from Quartararo and 31 from Aleix Espargaro – Quartararo replied: “As a driver he is very strong. “There are five races to go and he’s not that important.” More competitive than us, but if he makes a mistake he won’t be too far away. I don’t think he’s a great candidate for a race at Aragon. I think. “.

Bagnaia approves “Enea is one of the most talented riders on the grid and he will try to get back to the front and finish on the podium because that is one of his main goals. I always try to fight for victory. Currently 48 points compared to Fabio I don’t see him as a contender, but he has recovered a lot of points in recent races and he has a chance.”

Aleix Espargaro said: “He’s very fast so it won’t be easy to give orders. We have to understand the best situation. He’s still a competitor, but Pecco is better than Enea. He’s super fast, but 48 points.” It’s pretty difficult with five races.”

Source: Mundo Deportivo

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The team fired the mechanic who beat the motorcycle racer during the Grand Prix

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A Moto3 racing team mechanic has been sacked after a video appeared on social media showing him beating up British motorcycle racer Tom Booth-Amos during the 2019 Thai Grand Prix, MotoGP said.

In a footage leaked last week, the head mechanic of the Moto3 team argues with a rider and then kicks him repeatedly. The video received wide publicity on social media.

— It became known that the person in question continues to work in the paddock in another team that did not know about this incident. The team decided to fire this employee, who will not return to work after the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Abusive behavior should not and will not be tolerated. All parties will continue to work to make the MotoGP paddock the safest working environment possible.

The Malaysian Grand Prix MotoGP and junior series of road racing will be held from 21 to 23 October.

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    Ferrari and Mercedes were wrong. Red Bull won’t be penalized for spending ceiling

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    According to media reports, Formula 1 was unable to find a significant excess of the spending ceiling set at $145 million per season for the series last season.

    In recent weeks, Mercedes and Ferrari have begun to actively accuse Red Bull that the Bulls have significantly exceeded the spending ceiling for the end of 2021 and should be penalized.

    However, after examining the payrolls of all teams, F-1 issued a decision that no one had committed serious violations. On Wednesday, all teams must receive a certificate that they have managed to invest the budget.

    If an F1 team exceeds the spending limit by 5%, it will face a loss of Constructors’ Championship points as well as fines.

    Red Bull dominated F-1 in the first season after new technical regulations came into effect. Team drivers Max Verstappen and the Bulls can secure driver and team titles after the Japanese Grand Prix.

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    Honda is coming back for Suzuka and maybe for the whole decade

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    Ten months after Honda retired from Formula One, its badge returns to the nose and tail of Red Bull and Alpha Tauri for this three-day Japanese GP and the remaining 4 GPs of the season – but possibly for years to come. Even after 2026.

    Honda’s three-year official factory engine supply to Red Bull Racing, the started 2019 and ended with Max Verstappen’s title at the episodic Abu Dhabi GP in 2021 – but now, after RBR’s “failure” talks with Porsche over the In 2026, the return of the Japanese to the Milton Keynes team was agreed.

    It starts with Honda’s home race – and track – at Suzuka Japan offers a particularly suitable setting for the team over the next three days (October 7-9). celebrates Max Verstappen’s second championship title in a row. The Honda decals They will appear again on the two Red Bull RB22 and the two Alpha Tauri AT03.

    The Honda badge remains on the cars (on the nose and on the engine cover) and in the next 4 GPs until the end of this racing year, and on November 27th he will followed by the “HRC Thanks Day” celebratory event, during which the four drivers from the two Red Bull teams. Sergio Perez takes over from these November Ambassador role for the Young Drivers Academy Honda Racing School (HRS).

    “Our common goal is to provide dominant engines and ensure the maximum great success over the next three years,” said RBR Managing Director Christian Horner. which means the collaboration will continue until the end of 2025. towards There are currently no official announcements.

    But that’s just the beginning. Red Bull Racing bosses reportedly held talks yesterday (Tuesday 10/4) in Tokyo with Honda Racing (HRC) management meetings to formalize – and even continue – their partnership for years to come in 2026 and beyond.

    2026 is, and will be, a pivotal year for manufacturers in F1 Implementation of the new Power Plant Ordinance – which put more emphasis on it its hybrid and therefore electric aspect, directly parallel to the Gorga Progressive electrification of production cars.

    Honda pulled out in late 2021 to devote all of its resources to development Zero emission technology of its production cars, but the regulations of 2026 to transfer the technology of -already hybrid- engines in this direction, to make the sport more attractive to automakers – both technologically and in the marketing aspect.

    For now, the content of yesterday’s talks between RBR and HRC in Tokyo. In the scenario of both sides working together and beyond 2026, there is also the Parameters of Red Bull Powertrains, the new engine plant in which Red is investing Bull from last year, which Honda told her would be leaving in late 2021.

    Red Bull wants to make RBPowetrains a new engine manufacturer in 2026 Enjoy the privileges that the FIA ​​​​will offer to their new engine manufacturers that year – Audis for now, while Porsche reconsiders its thoughts, as it is rumored it could work with McLaren.

    ISTANBUL, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 15: A detail shot of dirt on the car of Alexander Albon of Thailand and Red Bull Racing after F1 Grand Prix of Turkey at Intercity Istanbul Park on November 15, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)


    In addition, the engines of Red Bull Racing and Alpha Tauri will run until the end of 2025 will be manufactured by HRC in Japan, both sides announced last year Spring. Red Bull would pay the Japanese company for these services Maybe that will change when there’s the – very likely – full Honda factory return in Formula 1, at least until the end of 2025.

    In fact, the rewarming conditions are rumored to have the cooperation of the two sides agreed between them for months, and that yesterday’s meeting in Tokyo was more “Etiquette”, and served to find a gentle and gradual way Announcing Honda’s return to F1 just 10 months after his exit.

    For 2026 and beyond, no one can know the plans of the two sides, but there is speculation the “golden ratio” of Honda’s coexistence with Red Bull Powertrains was found. Most likely The scenario heard calls for RBP to handle the design and construction of the thermals V6 turbo engine at its new factory in Milton Keynes.

    And Honda will design, develop and build all -new- in Japan Hybrid system that will incorporate the MGU-K electric motor based on 2026 regulations – will be 50% more efficient (that others no longer have MGU-H electric motor) and will only use 100% biofuels.

    So everyone is happy: Red Bull justifies its investment Own engine production by RBPowertrains in Milton Keynes and the Honda will quickly gain a reputation for developing new engine technologies Liaison with the marketing department of its commercial vehicles.

    At the Tokyo meeting, these talks were reported to have been particularly positive, and it even sounds as if there is already a preliminary contract that includes the conditions that the cooperation will work beyond 2025. However, the very important one remains Approval of these plans by Honda’s Board of Directors.

    However, there are some obstacles to achieving this: They concern the level of his involvement HRC, the financial budget, but also how Honda will justify publicly announced her return to F1 just two years after announcing she would retired from the sport at the end of 2021.

    However, HRC appreciates Honda’s involvement in the development of flagship hybrids Technologies from F1 will have a direct correlation and impact with its general activity Company in the research and development of electrification technologies for series vehicles She. Consequently, any formalization of Honda’s long-awaited return to F1 will be the case need some more time.

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