MotoGP, Bagnaia: “Angry? No, I understand that I am a MotoGP rider. “

We don’t want to know what went through Francesco Bagnaia’s mind when his Ducati left him stranded at the worst possible moment. In fact, Jerez left the Italian, who dreamed of his first podium in the premier class, a bitter, or rather bitter, taste in the mouth, but he had to throw in the towel instead.

On the one hand the anger, on the other hand the awareness that this GP20 is finally expressing its potential.

“What can I say, I can’t be angry after such a weekend – he said – There’s disappointment, but we all know I’m not here to win the World Cup. I am happy about the step forward and all of this makes me more aware of the situation. Unfortunately, I wasn’t perfect at the start, but I knew that my rhythm was similar to Quartararo. I risked a fall when I passed Jack and when I passed Vale I felt like I could make a gap. It’s a shame we stopped, at that moment I was hoping to finish the race, but there were six laps left. “

Could you have struggled with Fabio with a better start?

“My pace and Quartararo’s were pretty similar, then you have to see how hard he pushed or not. I definitely had more than the other two Yamaha guys, Vinales and Rossi. As I said, I worked hard on the pace to find the right rhythm for the entire race distance. Among other things, I’ve also improved my brakes and all of this has given me a lot of self-confidence. “

Did you feel like a real MotoGP rider today?

“At the moment I’m just concentrating on the bike and knowing that I’m the first Ducati has given me a big boost. The nice thing is that I felt like a full MotoGP rider, one of the strongest. Now I have to start thinking about Brno, a circuit that could adapt well to the characteristics of our motorcycle. I like the track and we’ll see what happens, but if we keep going in that direction, we can aim for the top 5 or maybe repeat a weekend like this ”.

Were you surprised you did better than the factory Ducatis?

“This weekend was easier than last weekend, personally I am not surprised by my performance. The factory Ducatis suffered a bit here, but I am convinced that they will all be strong in Brno. “

Dovizioso said the Ducati is your best brake at the moment.

“Last year I had problems with the brakes, that was one of the things that made life with the Ducati difficult. I’ve worked hard to be strong and this weekend I managed to take a step forward to avoid burning the rubber on the rear tire. “

Jack Miller: “Quartararo has won twice and shows its potential”

It was a disappointing Sunday at Pramac for too Jack Miller, victim of an accident that knocked him out of the running …

“I’m really sorry for this Sunday – commented the Australian – at a few moments of the race I tried to overtake the Yamaha, especially Vinales, but I had problems. Then there was the crash where I lost the front and ended up ending up. ” on the floor. “

Jack explains what happened …

“I pushed too hard at the front and ended up on the ground. It was really hot in Jerez today, a lot more than last week. I think the temperatures had a big impact on the tires, especially the front. What a shame.”

He also made a comment about what happened to Bagnaia …

“Personally, I have nothing to blame the team on because my Ducati was doing well and I didn’t have any problems like this. except for the front handle. I was aware of my potential, I was actually hoping for a performance like last weekend, but it didn’t go the way I wanted it to. “

And the winner was Quartararo again …

“Fabio made the difference, he showed himself to be very strong here in Jerez. He has won twice in a row and that confirms his potential. “