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Francesco Bagnaia quizzed on who he expects to be within the MotoGP title battle | MotoGP

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Francesco Bagnaia expects loads of challengers for the 2024 MotoGP title, however not simply from Ducati.

Ducati have a shocking line-up that features the likes of two-time defending MotoGP champion Francesco Bagnaia, six-time premier class champion Marc Marquez, Jorge Martin, Enea Bastianini and Marco Bezzecchi simply to call a number of.

All 5 of these riders can have ambitions of preventing for the MotoGP title, however the menace from the likes of KTM and Aprilia can’t be ignored both.

Bagnaia left it open to interpretation: “Like final yr, many names are there.

“I feel, roughly, all Ducati riders. Honda will perhaps do a step, Yamaha will do a step, Aprilia and KTM so a lot of them will be tremendous quick.

“It is going to be vital to, like final yr, make only a few errors and be constant. It won’t be straightforward.”

In relation to preventing for titles, Bagnaia has accomplished it underneath excessive stress as he gained each his MotoGP titles on the last spherical.

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And the manufacturing unit Ducati rider expects this to assist him going ahead: “I feel we labored very nicely within the final two years from the psychological facet. I feel we had been at all times aggressive even in dangerous conditions and we had been 91 factors [down in 2022] and final yr after Barcelona [I had the injury].

“So I feel it will assist us loads to know our potential and to know that we are able to at all times have a very good potential. I feel this can be a little little bit of a step extra.”

Bagnaia desires extra ‘explosiveness’

Though qualifying was a non-issue for Bagnaia early on in 2023, it turned precisely that at a number of rounds through the second half of the season.

That, together with Martin’s good type helped the Pramac rider maintain a severe problem for the title.

However Bagnaia is eager to seek out extra efficiency in that space, which may make him even tougher to beat given his means to seek out extra on raceday than most.

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Bagnaia stated: “I wish to enhance a bit by way of explosiveness like I used to be at first of the season, however then I misplaced it just a little bit after Barcelona.

“However nonetheless I have to take it a step additional. Different riders are extra aggressive in that space and make fewer errors. I crashed seven occasions final season and 5 had been within the race.”

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