Bagnaia crashed out of Japan MotoGP race as a result of he was “too bold”

The Italian endured a troublesome race as entrance tyre stress issues driving within the pack ranging from twelfth hindered his advance by means of the order.

When he was in a position to rally within the latter phases, Bagnaia moved as much as ninth and was hounding Yamaha’s Quartararo on the final lap when he made his unsuccessful overtaking try underneath braking for Flip 3.

It marked Bagnaia’s fifth DNF of the 2022 season and sees him drop 18 factors behind Quartararo with simply 4 races remaining.

Requested whether or not pushing so laborious to achieve one level was his actual mistake, Bagnaia mentioned: “One level could make the distinction, so I used to be making an attempt to do it.

“I used to be too bold, as a result of ending behind Fabio, or ready to have a greater alternative to make a safer transfer was for positive higher, considering after the race.

“However in that second, after I’m racing I’m all the time occupied with large issues and my ambition was to overhaul Fabio, after which attempt to be near Maverick [Vinales] if he did a mistake.

“So, I used to be bold, it’s the one factor I can do to attempt to win the championship. So, the error was the crash for positive.”

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team after crash

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Staff after crash

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Photographs

Bagnaia admitted he was fortunate to not hit Quartararo, whereas clarifying that his sarcastic sluggish clap whereas he walked away from his crash was directed at himself.

Japan ended a run of five-successive podium appearances for Bagnaia – which incorporates 4 wins – however he doesn’t consider he has to change his strategy in his quest for the 2022 title in subsequent weekend’s Thailand GP.

“For positive this weekend was fairly unusual for all what occurred,” Bagnaia mentioned. “This morning I used to be aggressive, so what occurred throughout the race was a bit unusual.

“However we all know ranging from behind is troublesome to your tempo. 

“So, subsequent race I’ll attempt to do my work as all the time, attempt to be aggressive. I can’t be extra aggressive, I don’t must be extra aggressive.

“I simply have to do what I did in Aragon or Misano, hold my tempo, hammer down and attempt to acquire factors.”

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