At the end of march, the MotoGP season kicks off with the Portuguese GP. Although it is true that Ducati starts as the main favourite after last year’s achievements, the opposition worked to try to overcome the manufacturer Borgo Panigale, and Mattia Pasini considers that Aprilia in particular may have to be taken into account.
The site GPOne.com asked the rider about what the surprises might be this season, to which he replied: ‘Attention to Aprilia, which in my opinion took another important step forward by bringing another team with two more bikes. It will be an opportunity to grow fast. Those who will have to make a change are the japanese. It is true that Yamaha has made some progress, but it is still not at the level of Ducati’.
As for Honda, Pasini considers that the problem at the moment will be more the bike than the physical situation of Marc Marquez: ‘Marquez is physically back in shape, but at the moment it is the Honda that I don’t see adapted. It completely lost itself when it lost the best rider and it happened to be inferior to the other manufacturers too’.
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