The polesitter was anticipated to be the primary risk for victory in Sunday’s 30-lap German GP as he appeared to get his battered championship problem again on monitor after a slipped 69 factors adrift of Fabio Quartararo when he was worn out of the Catalan GP.
However Bagnaia, having lost the lead off the line to Quartararo on the Sachsenring, crashed exiting Flip 1 at the beginning of the fourth lap when the rear of his GP22 got here spherical on him.
The Ducati rider – whose title hopes are all however gone now he’s 91 factors behind Quartararo – is at a complete loss to elucidate his crash.
“I’m attempting to repeat in my thoughts what occurred and in any of that I can’t clarify my crash,” he mentioned.
“I don’t know why. For certain, if I crash it’s as a result of I did a mistake. However on this state of affairs, it’s very tough to know why, to know why.
“Wanting on the knowledge, it’s inconceivable to know issues.
“So, I used to be indignant with this as a result of I can’t clarify it, I’m very indignant for that as a result of whenever you crash and you realize why, usually I’m very self-critical.
“However right now I can’t as a result of the explanation why I crashed is one thing that I can’t clarify.
“So, it’s tougher to just accept.
“The one factor is optimistic factor is once more we have been on the prime, we have been the quickest and I believe additionally trying on the tempo that our potential was excessive.
“However that is another time that Fabio is demonstrating that he’s extra full than me.”
Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Workforce crash
Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images
Bagnaia added that he’s by no means had a crash like that in his profession and says the one distinction to the laps earlier than was that he was “turning extra”.
“I did greater than 70 laps every day [in Germany] and in any of that I [didn’t] really feel a detailed factor like this,” he added.
“It by no means occurred in my life that I’ve crashed like this – simply at [Valentino Rossi’s] ranch, the place I’m on the dust monitor, so it’s simpler to have that.
“But it surely’s very tough to know why. My lean angle was the identical, the pace was the identical.
“I used to be turning extra for the exit, so it’s very obscure why I crashed.
“So, it’s essentially the most tough factor on this second as a result of possibly our bike resides in a margin like this that in the event you go vast you crash.
“However, right now my crash may be very, very on the restrict I believe.”