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Enea Bastianini, Gresini Racing
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How ‘Beast’ mode is putting Ducati in 2022 MotoGP title contention

Enea Bastianini’s second win of the 2022 campaign at COTA puts him back in the lead of the standings and once again showed the best Ducati package is still the 2021 bike. Those closest to Bastianini tell Autosport why he’s so good on the GP21 relative to his factory counterparts

Let him who hath understanding reckon the number of the beast, for it is a human number. Its number is 23, as it turns out. Enea Bastianini – ‘Il Bestia’, or ‘the Beast’ – became the first repeat winner of a hectic 2022 MotoGP season when he stormed to victory in last weekend’s Americas Grand Prix at COTA on his 2021-spec Ducati.

The Gresini Ducati rider seized his maiden win at the opening round in Qatar but was only 11th and 10th at the following Indonesian and Argentina races, as various factors kept him out of the podium battle.

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