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Bagnaia’s Misano MotoGP race was “win or gravel”

Bagnaia trailed Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo by 52 factors coming into this weekend’s Misano race and solely wanted to be outscored by three for the championship to go to Quartararo.

The Ducati rider led for the primary 22 of 27 laps on Sunday from pole and was on the right track to maintain the championship rolling to Portugal, as Quartararo’s restoration from 15th on the grid was set to finish with fifth.

However Bagnaia crashed on the penultimate nook on lap 23, leaving Quartararo to have fun France’s first MotoGP world title.

Bagnaia joined Ducati team-mate Jack Miller in making a late change to the exhausting entrance tyre, which each admitted was of venture within the cooler situations however one which was working.

Nevertheless, it could in the end result in each riders crashing out of the race on the penultimate nook.

“This for positive was not that as a result of I misplaced focus,” Bagnaia mentioned of his title-ending crash.

“I used to be pushing, immediately was both profitable or gravel, and I attempted all to realize this win and I crashed.

“The tyre alternative was, I believe, good as a result of this was the one one which was serving to me on the braking and the medium for me was worse than the gentle.

“Comfortable was already on the restrict yesterday and this morning, so the exhausting was the proper alternative.

“The one factor was that you simply simply wanted to push each single lap like hell, to get the tyre sizzling, so this lap possibly I braked somewhat early in Flip eight and, nothing.

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Crew

Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

“What I simply wish to say is that we’re working rather a lot. It was tough this weekend.

“The tempo was stronger than 5 weeks in the past [when I won the San Marino GP at Misano].

“So, we now have to be pleased about this. However for positive we’re pissed off on this second.

“But it surely’s one thing that we now have to be proud of as a result of immediately we demonstrated that we have been on prime once more.”

Bagnaia was one of many first to congratulate Quartararo in pitlane after the Yamaha rider received the title and says he was “extra deserving” of the championship.

“I am pleased about my efficiency of immediately; for positive I am a bit pissed off concerning the consequence as a result of I believe that we have been deserving extra however we simply attempt to be all the time extra aggressive and for the following yr we’re for positive in a great way,” Bagnaia added.

“And I instructed simply to Fabio that he deserved this title.

“For positive he was he was the one which was extra deserving this title, so I am pleased for him and final yr he was in my scenario as a result of was the primary time he was profitable like this and he dedicated errors within the final a part of the season.

“I’m on this scenario now this yr and for the following yr I believe we’ll come again extra ready.”

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