Bagnaia begins this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix simply two factors behind Quartararo having overturned a 91-point deficit since June’s German Grand Prix.
The Italian has solely just lately begun publicly to think about himself as a championship challenger however stays adamant that he won’t change his method in races proper now.
Consequently, he admits he should “threat” to beat Quartararo now, although concedes Phillip Island is “not one of the best” for the Ducati.
“I’ve to threat for positive, like him,” Bagnaia, who ended Friday’s working eighth general, mentioned when requested concerning the title battle.
“All of us must threat on this second as a result of it’s so essential to be in entrance.
“These two races for positive will not be one of the best for our bike, however we already demonstrated in tracks the place we have been gradual final yr we have been aggressive this yr.
“So, lets’ see. In any case I’ll do the identical technique as in previous races.
“So, we will likely be pushing and attempt to do the very best and check out to not suppose an excessive amount of concerning the championship. It’s good to consider the championship, however that is the second to assault.”
Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Manufacturing unit Racing
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Bagnaia says throughout each follow periods on Friday at Phillip Island he was affected badly by the windy situations, and is dropping out on one-lap tempo within the first and third sectors.
“Sincerely, this morning I used to be scuffling with the wind,” he added.
“Then we did one thing that helped quite a bit within the second and third exit and I improved my tempo quite a bit.
“Then within the afternoon the wind was even worse, and possibly for my setting or for my driving type I used to be struggling a bit.
“Then we did one other step in entrance and within the third exit with used tyres I did fairly a very good tempo and I’m completely happy about that.
“However within the time assault I didn’t do an excellent lap time.
“So, it’s true I’m fairly proud of the sensation I had earlier than the final time assault in FP2, however I’m not completely happy for the time assault.
“It appears that evidently in sector one and sector three I’m so behind, sector two and sector 4 I’m in entrance. So, it’s unusual, however we already know what to do.”