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Bastianini “wasn’t assured” of Misano MotoGP podium return

Bastianini claimed his maiden MotoGP podium 5 weeks in the past when MotoGP final visited Misano for the San Marino GP having come from 12th on the grid.

A repeat regarded unlikely after he suffered three crashes on Saturday and certified down in 16th.

Nonetheless, the 2020 Moto2 world champion as soon as once more climbed up the order and capitalised on excessive attrition to grab third away from Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo on the ultimate lap.

“Sure, it stayed a really troublesome weekend for me,” Bastianini mentioned after the race.

“On Saturday I destroyed three bikes in eight laps, and right now I wasn’t assured to reach on the rostrum.

“However after many laps throughout the race I noticed my tempo and it was actually near the primary group with Marc [Marquez] and Pecco [Bagnaia].

“The final 10 laps I pushed lots to get well some positions and ultimately I used to be in fourth place.

“Additionally, I noticed Fabio very near me and within the final lap I pushed all to get well to him and I handed Fabio on the Caro [hairpin].

“Additionally, I need to say due to my crew as a result of they did a really, excellent job yesterday and likewise right now.

“The battle with Fabio was very unusual as a result of he was battling for the title and ultimately gained.

“However inside me I assumed solely I wished to reach in third place as a result of I used to be very near him. I stayed polished in my overtaking, so I’m pleased.”

Enea Bastianini, Esponsorama Racing

Enea Bastianini, Esponsorama Racing

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

This marked Bastianini’s fourth-successive high six results of his rookie marketing campaign, however insists he should enhance his qualifying outcomes having began the final 4 rounds ninth, 12th, 16th and 16th.

“I believe the qualifying as a result of each time I begin from ninth to 16th,” he replied when requested what he wants to enhance going ahead.

“This isn’t good for the race as a result of I’ve to do a number of overtaking.

“I believe we’ve to work additionally on the Saturday in FP4 to do extra laps consecutively as a result of all the time I did brief runs. Now we research what we are able to do for the subsequent races.”

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