Bagnaia “did the identical race as Misano” in Algarve MotoGP - Motor Informed
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Bagnaia “did the identical race as Misano” in Algarve MotoGP

Bagnaia’s 2021 title hopes got here to an finish late on within the earlier Emilia Romagna GP when he crashed out of the lead, with Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo rising from the Misano weekend because the world champion.

The Ducati rider put these demons behind him to qualify on pole in Portugal with a brand new lap report and went on to take a dominant lights to flag victory on Sunday, securing him runner-up spot within the standings and successful the constructors’ crown for Ducati.

When requested if he felt he was driving freer now he didn’t have to consider the championship, Bagnaia says there was no distinction as he didn’t really feel he had any stress at Misano.

“Sincerely I feel I’m the identical as Misano. I used to be doing the identical race, I used to be pushing like in Misano,” he stated.

“In Misano I used to be extra unfortunate as a result of I crashed, this time I had the luck to not crash – perhaps as a result of I used to be not with the exhausting entrance.

“However sincerely I didn’t change evaluate to Misano I feel, as a result of at Misano I used to be simply making an attempt to maintain the championship open.

“However I used to be already understanding it was very tough to win it, as a result of at the moment if I had the win in Misano, for positive Quartararo was not crashing at the moment.

“So, it’s okay like this and I used to be racing with out stress of the championship, so I simply did the identical factor.”

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Staff

Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Bagnaia hailed his Algarve GP as “my greatest weekend in MotoGP” having been robust from the off, although admits the early laps of his race had been tough as a result of he didn’t really feel assured on his medium entrance tyre.

“I’m very completely happy as a result of I feel it’s my greatest weekend in MotoGP, and in addition I loved each single session this weekend as a result of while you really feel so nice together with your bike every little thing comes a lot simpler to you,” he added.

“So, I’m very pleased with the work that was carried out. Evaluating to April [at the Portuguese GP] that I completed second, I used to be feeling extra aggressive this time.

“I’m very completely happy. This race was perhaps firstly harder as a result of with the entrance tyre I used to be struggling a bit greater than within the different races.

“So, firstly I used to be making an attempt to push, however each time I used to be leaning I used to be feeling the entrance was closing.

“However then every little thing was coming higher and higher, and I’m very completely happy to have received this race. Additionally, I’m very completely happy that we have now received the constructors’ championship.”

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