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Bagnaia grateful for British GP recommendation from MotoGP legends Rossi, Stoner

The Italian completed Friday’s working in 11th, barely bettering on Saturday morning to complete FP3 in seventh place earlier than qualifying in fifth for the race. 

Having struggled with tyres on the troublesome monitor, he requested long-time mentor Rossi and Ducati world champion Stoner for recommendation on how that they had tackled Silverstone, having gained a race every there. 

The Ducati rider says Rossi helped him “to know the temperature with the tyres, he helped me loads,” whereas Stoner suggested him how greatest to get traction on the exit of corners. 

He stated: “This weekend I spoke loads with Valentino, extra. He informed me loads to know higher the state of affairs, as a result of I used to be a bit in bother on the weekend.  

“It’s not simple from his perspective as a result of he’s at dwelling wanting on the display on the TV, however he helped me to know the tyres, to know the temperature with the tyres, he helped me loads.  

“To Casey, I simply requested if up to now he had accomplished one thing completely different on this monitor that helped him to be extra aggressive.  

“And this morning he despatched me a message and I simply tried to do one thing in the way in which he had accomplished up to now and was good, however possibly not for the tyre we have now now.  

“However in any case, I’m very glad to have these form of folks round me at my disposal.” 

Requested to elaborate on Stoner’s recommendation, Bagnaia added: “He was nice at discovering traction on the exit of the nook, and this was his suggestion for right now. I attempted to attend extra on opening fuel, it was a bit higher.  

“The issue was that I did possibly on the remaining 5 – 6 laps, it was with out rear grip, so on this final a part of the race I used to be simply doing my using model as a result of I wasn’t ready to make use of the rear tyre.  

“So I simply tried to push loads within the braking to cease the bike earlier than utilizing simply the entrance tyre as a result of the rear was dragging loads.” 

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Crew

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Bagnaia now sits third within the standings on 131 factors – 49 behind reigning champion Fabio Quartararo and simply 20 adrift of Aleix Espargaro in second. 

Regardless of having closed the hole from 91 to 49 factors in two races, Bagnaia stated he would nonetheless “prefer to assume race-by-race” and acknowledges the half Quartararo’s long-lap penalty performed in his win. 

He stated: “Yeah for certain, I recovered numerous factors within the final two races however nonetheless I don’t wish to take into consideration the championship. We’ve got time to consider that.  

“Subsequent one is Austria, I’ll attempt to be aggressive, I’ll attempt to assume simply of Austria.  

“As we speak was essential to take a bonus from the long-lap penalty of Fabio and that was the important thing, Fabio with this long-lap misplaced time as a result of he began on the medium rear tyre and if he was within the entrance, in first place, I believe he was opening a spot, as a result of right now was very aggressive.  

“However [Johann] Zarco was closing his traces loads and he misplaced numerous positions. So then for certain with the medium tyre it wasn’t the most effective state of affairs for him.  

“However then additionally Aleix yesterday had an enormous crash however right now was not aggressive like Maverick was and so right now I had an ideal day when it comes to championship. 

“Profitable right now was crucial factor as a result of I used to be struggling and it is the primary time this 12 months that in a troublesome state of affairs I win. So I’m very glad about this. 

“My goal is all the time to be aggressive and to win races. We’ve got to say that I had the luck however the final time, Fabio did a mistake, on this monitor he had a long-lap penalty, so I believe in regular circumstances Fabio was all the time in entrance like me, to battle with me.  

“I believe that this one he was extra aggressive, however we had the luck that he had the long-lap penalty. Carried out job, as a result of we have now taken benefit of this example. I’m all the time preventing to achieve factors however I want to assume race by race, that’s higher.” 

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