The hours have passed since the crash in the fourth lap of Ducati official Pecco Bagnaia during a German Grand Prix faced with scorching temperatures. An accident which is perhaps one too many for the Italian to whom the Borgo Panigale factory had given the mission to win the title this year, riding a GP22 which was to do better than the GP21. But here he is now 91 points behind, after ten Grands Prix disputed, on the leader and defending champion Fabio Quartararo, admirable winner, Sunday, on the Sachsenring. The anger was great at Pecco Bagnaia when he returned to his Ducati pit in complete disarray. To understand, they went to dissect the data, but nothing was found that could absolve the pilot of his responsibilities…
Pecco Bagnaia will be able to watch the film of this bend at the Sachsenring several times, the outcome will always be a crash. The Italian was red with anger as he joined his family in the box: ” have you ever seen a MotoGP rider lose his rear like that? From the start of the race I had no more grip “, he then complained, casting doubt on a possible technical or tire problem. But now we have to face the facts because the telemetry data is clear: the 2021 MotoGP vice-champion has made a mistake.
The asphalt conditions destabilized the excellent feeling established by the very sensitive Pecco Bagnaia since free practice on Friday and, no doubt, the exit from the first corner under the orders of Fabio Quartararo put the pressure on. Therefore, at Ducatiwe create a bubble around the one we signed until 2024 and next to which we must designate a new team member instead of a Jack Miller that he adored, but that we decided not to keep. An approach that Davide Tardozzi launches like this: Pecco’s reaction is quite understandable, we have already looked at the data… You have to consider that the afternoon track was worse than any other session, even on the Friday of the first free practice session “.
” The fact that Fabio took a few meters lead meant that Pecco Bagnaia kept a more sustained cornering speed”
The team manager continues: it was hotter than ever, the track was slippery, and Jack nearly fell in the same spot as well. We had to think differently. Obviously the fact that Fabio took a few meters lead means that Pecco keeps a more sustained cornering speed “.
So the objective now is to prevent Bagnaia do not sink morally after falling on the track: ” Pecco must be defended at the moment, he gives great satisfaction. He made mistakes and we made mistakes. The beauty of our relationship is that we only doone” adds the Ducati Corse team manager. ” Who made the mistake and if there was a mistake, it is now over. Ducati is competitive right now, it just needs to tweak a few things to be a super fast rider and he will become the champion he is ” ended Tardozzi.
Pecco Bagnaia experienced his fourth fall of the season in Germany and his second in a row after being hooked by Taka Nakagami in Catalonia. In Assen, it would be very useful for the red coats to reap a final result to come out on top of this situation which could turn into a crisis.
Results of the MotoGP German Grand Prix at Sachsenring:
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