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Bagnaia got here into Saturday’s qualifying session carrying a three-place grid penalty for the race for impeding different riders in FP1 at Misano.
The Ducati rider, who’s 44 factors behind championship chief Fabio Quartararo having gained the final three races, certified second within the iffy circumstances at Misano and can drop to fifth for the grand prix.
Quartararo struggled to eighth whereas Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro cautiously rode to ninth as he admitted his Silverstone crash pressured him to take much less dangers within the circumstances.
With the drawback of his penalty minimised by his qualifying efficiency, Bagnaia stays within the field seat to capitalise and additional cut back his factors deficit within the championship.
Nevertheless, he admits he’s not contemplating this and easily desires to concentrate on not making any errors within the race.
“I don’t wish to take into consideration this example,” Bagnaia stated.
“I simply wish to assume on myself, concentrate on myself. The race right here is lengthy, and in two events I did errors within the final a part of the races.
“So, I’d identical to to be sensible, to know the circumstances.
“I would love if the circumstances [are dry] however I’ll attempt to perceive as a result of Jack [Miller] has a greater tempo right here than final 12 months. So, he can be very sturdy to beat. However I’ll attempt.”
Bagnaia continues to be cautious of the risk Quartararo poses regardless of the actual fact he must come from eighth and the difficulties the Yamaha faces in pack races.
“I don’t know, as a result of it was tough,” Bagnaia responded when requested who he sees because the favorite for Sunday’s race.
“Usually FP4 is the session the place you’ll be able to perceive higher. However right this moment was tough for the circumstances.
“In any case, my tempo in FP4 was fairly good. And I believe that Ducati riders can be sturdy, Fabio is robust and the Aprilias are sturdy.”
Bagnaia stated earlier within the weekend that he felt his grid penalty was “appropriate” and feels it’s a extra lenient punishment than a protracted lap would have been – which he wasn’t awarded as a result of his incident on Friday being the primary transgression like that he’s made all season.