09/19/2021 at 6:25 PM CEST
The Italian Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia (Ducati Desmosedici GP21) was thrilled after his second consecutive MotoGP victory and stated that the victory in Aragon gave him “a lot of motivation” and he arrived in San Marino “much more prepared, even to win again.”
“It is even more special at this circuit because we are at home, in front of our fans and the last lap was impressive, I did the slowest lap in the world on the lap of honor, trying to greet everyone, get there to the stands of the Ducati fans it has been a great party, I have enjoyed everything in this race “, he assures Bagnaia.
Remembering the race “Pecco” Bagnaia commented: “I knew it was very important to start well and push from the start, because with the soft the initial grip was better and I also knew that Fabio, with the middle rear, would go faster in the last part of the race, so I tried basically to go fast and constant from the beginning “.
“I made the best start of my life, because I started immediately, as soon as the traffic light went out, I was training him a lot until I nailed the start, and I succeeded, and when I passed the first lap I saw that I already had a second and I thought it was incredible, and I tried to manage the tires, “said the Italian with satisfaction.
“In the last laps it was very difficult because Fabio -Quartararo- was cutting four tenths per lap, but the last one I tried to nail it and sector three was the one where I was going the strongest and I managed to do it very well,” he acknowledged Bagnaia.
“I knew that overtaking a Ducati at Misano was not going to be easy and also that F
Abio was going fast in sector one and four, but in sector two and three we were better off, so I was trying to prevent him from getting too close and the last lap I tried to do perfectly, it was not easy, but I was able to do it and this victory here is very special, “insisted the Italian rider.
“In the last six laps I was terrified of making the same mistake as last year, I said to myself ‘don’t fall at Turn 6’, but with seven laps remaining I was about to fall at 1, because there is a pothole, and I lost the front end, I was very scared, but despite this, it was not that it was more difficult mentally, but physically demanding “, he explained “Pecco” of the career.