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MotoGP, Bastianini: "Overtaking Darryn Binder is risky, he made me go wide at Turn 2"

“He made me lose ground. In the first laps I couldn’t see anything, but I'm happy with the comeback and being in the points area."  Di Giannantonio: “We have to keep working.”

MotoGP: Bastianini:

Enea Bastianini retains the leadership position in the championship on this chaotic Sunday at the Mandalika Street International Circuit. Although he didn’t repeat the exceptional performance he had in Qatar, the Gresini Racing team can be satisfied with the results on the Indonesian track today, with asphalt that was slippery by the rain. After a nightmare start, he still managed to cross the finish line in 11th position at the end of a furious comeback, even if there were too many risks involved.

"It took me a lot of time to become familiar with it. I started out badly and, unfortunately, I struggled in the first few laps, because I couldn’t see anything at all. Gradually, I started to set my pace. In fact, in the last ten laps, I was really fast. Getting past Darryn Binder was pretty dangerous. He made we go wide at turn two, making me lose ground again. Fortunately, I was able to make a comeback, so the position is good after all. It’s too bad because an eighth place was within our reach, but the important thing is to be in the points area and have had a good race," he said.

Di Giannantonio: "I had to learn from scratch"

An absolute revelation on Saturday.  Fabio Di Giannantonio also had to deal with his first experience in a wet race in the MotoGP. Besides his final result (18th) for the second Gresini Racing team rider, he did 20 laps as if they were a test run.

"Clearly, I can’t be satisfied with the result. I expected something more in the event of a dry race, but it wasn’t. It was my first time in wet conditions in this category, and I had to learn everything from scratch, especially in the race. I tried to take the right measures, even if it was too late to catch up with the group in the middle. We have to keep working,” he admitted.

 

Translated by Leila Myftija

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