Bagnaia: “Miller told me to believe in myself more in these conditions”


The Italian Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia (Ducati Desmosedici GP22), third in the Thai Grand Prix recognized that “I wasn’t too happy when it started to rain” but Jack Miller He encouraged her to believe in him more.

We had a perfect setup from the warm up, my best everand when it rained I felt nervous, but then Jack -Miller- approached me and told me to believe in myself more in those conditions,” he admitted.

I know my potential in the wet will not be the same as Mandalika or Motegi and it wasn’t to allow us to be on the podium, but to be in the top five, so I think the anger in Japan is the reason why I got closer to the front, although Oliveira and Miller, along with Zarco , are the three fastest drivers in the rain and I know it’s good to be close to them,” said the Italian driver.

“At a certain moment I saw that Márquez was only a second away and I tried to catch up with the two leading ridersbut Marc was getting closer and when he tried to pass me I saw that he was losing a bit on braking, so I improved in that area and I think that’s the only reason why Zarco didn’t try to pass me,” explained Bagnaia.

“In our situation, it is positive for us, So I also thank Johann for not taking risks at the end, and he told me the same thing: that I was strong under braking and overtaking was too dangerous. Thanks to him and the team. We will feel very happy,” stressed the Italian driver.

With his championship chances increasing, now two points behind Quartararo, the Ducati rider acknowledged that “no doubt everything will be stronger today”. “In these last three races, I had to be very smart in all situations because our potential is very high, but I can’t make mistakes like in Japan or before the summer break and we know that in Australia the forecast is for low temperatures, so we have to adapt”.

In this type of races in the rain, he stressed that they are difficult and unpredictable “if you are alone in front you have pressure, but when you are behind someone more And we didn’t ride in the wet before the race so in those situations it’s difficult to predict, but in Japan the pressure is very high, and here it’s more a matter of not having wet experience on this circuit.”

Source: La Verdad


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