The Italian endured a troublesome race as entrance tyre stress issues using within the pack ranging from 12th hindered his advance by the order.
When he was in a position to rally within the latter phases, Bagnaia moved as much as ninth and was hounding Yamaha’s Quartararo on the final lap when he made his unsuccessful overtaking try beneath braking for Flip three.
It marked Bagnaia’s fifth DNF of the 2022 season and sees him drop 18 factors behind Quartararo with simply 4 races remaining.
Requested whether or not pushing so laborious to achieve one level was his actual mistake, Bagnaia stated:
“One level could make the distinction, so I used to be attempting to do it.
“I used to be too formidable, as a result of ending behind Fabio, or ready to have a greater alternative to make a safer transfer was for positive higher, considering after the race.
“However in that second, after I’m racing I’m at all times serious about massive issues and my ambition was to overhaul Fabio, after which attempt to be near Maverick [Vinales] if he did a mistake.
“So, I used to be formidable, it’s the one factor I can do to attempt to win the championship. So, the error was the crash for positive.”
Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Workforce after crash
Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images
Bagnaia admitted he was fortunate to not hit Quartararo, whereas clarifying that his sarcastic gradual clap whereas he walked away from his crash was directed at himself.
Japan ended a run of five-successive podium appearances for Bagnaia – which incorporates 4 wins – however he doesn’t imagine he has to change his method in his quest for the 2022 title in subsequent weekend’s Thailand GP.
“For positive this weekend was fairly unusual for all what occurred,” Bagnaia stated.
“This morning I used to be aggressive, so what occurred in the course of the race was a bit unusual.
“However we all know ranging from behind is troublesome on your tempo.
“So, subsequent race I’ll attempt to do my work as at all times, attempt to be aggressive.
“I cannot be extra aggressive, I don’t must be extra aggressive.
“I simply must do what I did in Aragon or Misano, hold my tempo, hammer down and attempt to achieve factors.”