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Bagnaia thinks his Misano MotoGP grid penalty “is right”




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Bagnaia has been handed a three-place grid drop for Sunday after he was deemed to have ridden irresponsibly in the direction of the top of FP1 and compelled LCR Honda’s Marquez to abort a flying lap – which additionally led to Gresini’s Enea Bastianini, who was quickest on Friday, lifting off too.

The Ducati rider defined that he mistakenly thought he’d taken the chequered flag when he backed off by way of Turns half/three and held his fingers as much as the errors.

“I believe it’s right,” Bagnaia stated of the penalty.

“I completely agree with the penalty. I made a mistake, I assumed that the [session] was already completed, that I had already taken the chequered flag, however I didn’t.

“I made a mistake. I already stated sorry to the stewards and stated it was okay, it’s right.

“I additionally requested why it was a three-place grid [drop] and never an extended lap. They instructed me it’s as a result of it’s the primary time I did it.

“For the primary time you’ve got a warning, which is a grid penalty, and then you definately get the lengthy lap.

“I agree with them and it’s the one approach doable to have a step when it comes to paying extra consideration on this state of affairs. So, I agree with them.”

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Staff

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Bagnaia says the grid drop at Misano is much less harsh a punishment than an extended lap, however says steps nonetheless should be taken to make sure penalties stay honest at each race monitor.

“It relies upon. Silverstone no, however right here sure,” he replied when requested if he felt an extended lap would have penalised him extra.

“Right this moment I believe we now have to debate, however we already spoke to the security fee that the lengthy lap penalty must be the identical for all of the tracks.

“However that is inconceivable to do, as a result of Silverstone doesn’t have a lot run-off space in several components of the monitor to do it. So, it will likely be very troublesome to have the identical period of time in each monitor. However we are going to work on it.”

The Ducati rider suffered a crash in FP2 at Flip 13, however was in a position to re-join the session to go second-fastest total.

Explaining what occurred within the fall, Bagnaia stated: “In entrance of me there was Luca Marini, and I used to be arriving a lot quicker than him.

“I simply tried to be on the within to overhaul him the nook after. I touched the white line and I crashed. It was my mistake additionally there.”




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