Here Is When Enea Bastianini Will Return To MotoGP

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Ducati Factory rider Enea Bastianini is still waiting for his first points in 2023. After a long injury lay-off he has now set a return date.

After Enea Bastianini suffered a fractured scapula in the sprint race at Portimao, the Italian’s camp hoped a return in Austin might be possible. 

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However, at a last check-up, it turned out that the injured shoulder still needed more time to heal. 

“I really tried everything, but the recovery still needs time and it would not have made sense to take the risk. Now I am trying to work even harder to be fit in time for the Spanish GP in Jerez,” Bastianini announced a week ago.

Now word leaks out that the 2022 championship third-placed has been given the OK to start at the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez. The focus is of course on getting his injured shoulder acclimatized, however, a run at the title is still possible.

Thanks to two crashes, teammate Francesco Bagnaia has only pulled away by 53 points. VR46 rider Marco Bezzecchi currently has 64 points for the World Championship lead.

Bagnaia himself had closed a gap of 91 points on world championship leader Fabio Quartararo in fewer races in 2022.

Add to that the new format of MotoGP: with 37 points up for grabs per race weekend there are still 666 points left to score in 2023.  

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