The Italian endured a tough race as entrance tyre strain issues driving within the pack ranging from twelfth hindered his advance by the order.
When he was capable of rally within the latter levels, Bagnaia moved as much as ninth and was hounding Yamaha’s Quartararo on the final lap when he made his unsuccessful overtaking try below 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 fascinated by huge 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 Group after crash
Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Pictures
Bagnaia admitted he was fortunate to not hit Quartararo, whereas clarifying that his sarcastic gradual 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 imagine he has to change his method 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 through the race was a bit unusual.
“However we all know ranging from behind is tough on your tempo.
“So, subsequent race I’ll attempt to do my work as all the time, attempt to be aggressive.
“I cannot be extra aggressive, I don’t must be extra aggressive.
“I simply have to do what I did in Aragon or Misano, preserve my tempo, hammer down and attempt to achieve factors.”