MotoGP, Bagnaia: "Surprised doctors gave Marquez the OK"

"Maybe his injury is less serious than they told us." On the second race in Jerez: "I have to try to safeguard the front tire."


Pecco Bagnaia spent these past three days off the circuit, between some training on a bicycle and a few video games. "I needed to rest a bit after Sunday's race, it was pretty hard, " he said. "I took advantage of the break, and I joined my team for dinner one evening, since we were allowed to."

Life as a recluse while waiting for Sunday's race, the second in a row in Jerez. But Bagnaia didn't expect to see Marc Marquez walk through the gates of the track this morning.

"To be honest, I wasn't surprised to see him, but I was surprised that they declared him fit to try to race," Pecco confessed.

Riders have often been the stars of impossible feats, but each one creates their own story.

“Would I have done it? I don't know. It all depends on how you feel and the severity of the injury," the Pramac rider reflected. "If he can ride, that means that the situation is not as bad as they described it. A few days after a major fracture, I don't think you can race, especially on a MotoGP."

The Marquez chapter has been closed, and Pecco thinks about his race. He was in the first few positions last Sunday in Jerez for the entire first part, but then he experience a drop that made him withdraw.

I reviewed the race twice, but you understand more by looking at the data," he explained. "I noticed some important details. I have to figure out how to wear out the front tire less, since I had problems, while the wear on the rear tire didn't give be problems. My goal is to be more constant and, certainly, last Sunday's experience will help me."


Translated by Leila Myftija

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