Bagnaia made a surprising begin from sixth on the grid after his holeshot machine didn’t work, dropping right down to 11th by the tip of the primary lap of final Sunday’s second Qatar outing.
He was in a position to cost ahead once more again into the rostrum locations by lap 13, however ran extensive on the first nook 4 excursions later, which dropped him from third to seventh.
Bagnaia would advance ahead one spot by the chequered flag, whereas each Pramac Ducatis completed second and third – Johann Zarco forward of rookie sensation Jorge Martin.
Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Group
Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images
When requested why he struggled on his manufacturing facility group Ducati in comparison with the Pramac riders, Bagnaia mentioned: “I simply struggled extra as a result of I used to be beginning sixth, however my begin machine didn’t work effectively.
“I wasn’t in a position to put it in, so I began dangerous and I used to be in 12th place I feel on the primary lap after which I began to get better.
“My tempo was actually, actually sturdy.
“So, I feel I used to be in a position to handle an awesome, nice tempo and I recovered plenty of positions.
“However this confidence with the bike additionally made me make an error in Flip 1.
“So, I’ve to study, I’ve to enhance on the tyre as a result of in a manufacturing facility group this type of error is unacceptable.
“With out this error, for certain I used to be combating for the highest place.
“So, right this moment I didn’t battle greater than the Pramacs I feel.
“It’s simply the end result is just not in the identical line as my driving type I feel.”
Manufacturing facility team-mate Jack Miller completed ninth for the second race in a row, having had an eventful race which featured a controversial conflict with Suzuki’s Joan Mir.
Miller’s race pale within the ultimate 4 laps when he was struck by an arm pump subject, which he says he’ll have a look at having operated on forward of subsequent weekend’s Portuguese GP.
“I ended having the ability to kind of cling off the facet and open the throttle, I could not actually flip the throttle that effectively, so I needed to kind of sit on high of the bike a bit bit extra, so not supreme,” he mentioned.
“Probably, we’ll try to get one thing sorted if we’ll do it [surgery], it must be achieved ASAP so we even have a fast turnaround.
“However yeah, I do not need to have one other race like that, I imply I felt incredible proper up till the final 4 laps after which I could not actually really feel the entrance brake lever any extra.
“It is one thing that usually I get perhaps to start with of the season after which kind of works its manner out as you already know as soon as testing is finished and the whole lot like that, however the way in which I feel the whole lot’s going we do not have time.”