Bagnaia was pressured to work his means by means of the pack from 16th on the grid, however was capable of leap as much as the fifth on the pitstop on the finish of lap 5 when rain began to fall – although he was hit with a double long-lap penalty for dashing in pitlane, together with Ducati teammate Jack Miller.
The Italian went on to complete fourth to solely drop one level behind Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo on the prime of the championship.
Nevertheless, he revealed the rain proved lucky for him because the bike he began on wasn’t working correctly.
“I had the luck to alter the bike as a result of the primary one was not working very effectively,” he stated.
“So, a little bit of luck on this loopy race. I’m completely happy as a result of I completed fourth with these two lengthy laps.
“I simply entered [into pitlane] 3km/h greater than regular and it’s right that they provide me this penalty.
“However my tempo was actually sturdy. On Friday I used to be telling my crew that in any case I used to be preferring medium tyres and right this moment this alternative labored effectively as a result of my tempo in the long run was very sturdy, I used to be recovering a number of seconds to the leaders.
“We managed to do race, final 12 months within the moist I used to be struggling extra.
“So, I’m completely happy about that. We simply have to test on the information what occurred with the bike that I used all weekend on the dry as a result of after the race I began struggling lots with that bike.
“So, we have to test the information for the following race.
“However we may be completely happy about right this moment. I’m second within the championship and only one level behind Fabio.”
Petrucci boosted by season-best consequence
Final 12 months’s Le Mans winner Danilo Petrucci loved his greatest race on the Tech three KTM final Sunday after recovering from 17th on the grid to fifth.
Having made a “reset” after a disappointing Friday after going the unsuitable path with set-up, Petrucci feels a barely wetter race may have netted him one other Le Mans podium.
“We actually made reset on Friday, as a result of the path we had taken did not work,” he stated.
“There was a gathering the place I had my say on what might be improved and really one thing modified instantly.