The path to the title is uphill, but Bagnaia does not make a drama and takes the Austin race as an opportunity to grow
“Third place was the best possible result today, Marquez and Quartararo were unstoppable”. This is the comment of Francesco Bagnaia at the end of the GP of the Americas which saw him finish on the podium in a complicated race right from the first corner: “I gave everything, it was very difficult and the circuit is very challenging. The bike was competitive, I had several difficulties in the first sector and I felt much less grip than yesterday “.
“I knew that Marquez was going strong and I tried to push, at the first braking I didn’t exaggerate because I didn’t have the same sensations as yesterday. The others also had problems and dropped, it was easy to get to the end of the race without a tire” said Pecco.
The points from the world leader Quartararo are now 52 and three races are still on the calendar: “I did everything to reach the podium, third place was the best possible result and we must be happy. It was difficult to carry on the tires, the The track was physically devastating. We lost points and it’s getting tough now, but I’m not down in the dumps. “
Applause for Enea Bastianini, sixth at the finish line after starting from 16th place on the grid: “I’m very happy because I didn’t expect to finish sixth, I was expecting a top 10. I managed to pull off as hard as Misano, I had grip on the front and I managed to do this The result. Victory at Misano? Each race is unique, we will see how it will be but I can say that I feel good on this Ducati and it could even happen. We don’t think about it, we think about today’s result and what we are doing. We have to continue on this path because it’s paying off. I still have to work on qualifying because I can’t always make a comeback. “