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The Italian was 91 factors adrift of reigning world champion Fabio Quartararo within the standings after registering a fourth DNF of the marketing campaign on the German GP.
However a run of victories by means of Assen, Silverstone, Pink Bull Ring and final Sunday at Misano has put him as much as second at simply 30 factors behind Quartararo.
Regardless of the relentless kind, Bagnaia – who surmounted a three-place grid penalty final Sunday to win – refuses to contemplate himself a championship challenger and solely desires to give attention to every grand prix as they arrive.
“30 factors remains to be rather a lot,” Bagnaia mentioned of the shrinking championship hole to Quartararo, who was fifth at Misano.
“So, I don’t wish to be targeted on that. I simply wish to give attention to the work we’re doing in all of the races on this second a part of the season and be sensible, understanding the state of affairs and what place we are able to arrive.
“Like right this moment [in the race], if I see the likelihood to win I’ll attempt all the time.
“However I feel we’re doing a very good job when it comes to working throughout a weekend as a result of we’re all the time so sturdy and constant and this can be a distinction from the beginning of the season.”
Race winner Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Group
Picture by: Dorna
Requested by Motorsport.com at what level he’ll begin to take into account himself a contender, Bagnaia added: “I’ll beginning eager about the championship once I might be 10, 5 factors away from the chief.
“On this second I already made too many errors eager about the championship.
“So, my goal now could be to be all the time aggressive, all the time quick, all the time in entrance and attempt to win, all the time in entrance of my rival.
“This fashion of working has been key to this second half of the season.
“So, I don’t wish to take into consideration the championship to stay extra targeted on my goal and stay extra targeted on the work throughout all of the weekend.”
Bagnaia fought to the top with future manufacturing unit Ducati teammate Enea Bastianini at Misano, beating the Gresini rider by simply zero.034 seconds.
Such was the tempo on Sunday at Misano that Bastianini set the quickest lap of the race on his closing tour, whereas Bagnaia put in a private finest on his final circulation.
The Italian says this lap reveals simply how good a job Ducati is doing proper now.
“Was not the best one as a result of firstly of the race I used to be feeling the grip was not so excessive and I used to be struggling to be aggressive,” Bagnaia mentioned of his race.
“And I felt that Maverick behind was pushing rather a lot. He had extra traction, additionally exiting from Flip 6.
“Then I felt lap by lap I felt the tempo was coming higher, then the final six laps the tempo was unimaginable.
“By no means in my life have I completed my quickest lap on the final lap, which demonstrates we’re doing an unimaginable job I feel.”