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MotoGP, Pecco Bagnaia: "After Barcelona I didn't want to have any excuses"

"I didn't want to share with the media what I felt, people can't understand everything. Pressure is a privilege, I thank Martin for making me feel it even more"

MotoGP: Pecco Bagnaia:

Bagnaia's season can be divided into two moments: before and after Barcelona. In that Grand Prix Pecco was involved in a nasty-looking incident, in which he was hit by Binder. Even though he emerged with his bones in one piece, it had been a critical moment for the world champion, who however had decided to keep what he was going through to himself.

He revealed it in an interview with motogp.com: "After Barcelona I started to struggle a bit more - he said - It was one of the hardest moments of my career. The day after, I woke up and was destroyed, I couldn’t even move from the bed. It wasn't easy and I preferred not to share too much what I felt with the media, with people. Because people can't understand everything and I didn't want to have any excuses."

As if that weren’t enough, Martin had realized his weakness and went on the attack.

“From that moment Jorge became super fast, the fastest at some moments. To win the Sprint it is a matter to be the fastest, but to win on Sunday it is a matter to be the strongest and we demonstrated that we were always the strongest" explained Bagnaia.

This does not mean that it was a walk in the park and the tension went well beyond normal levels.

“Pressure is a privilege, without this feeling you can't enjoy – is the world champion's philosophy - It's the best thing possible and I want to say thanks to Jorge for making me feel it more”.

Now Pecco will have some time to relax, before thinking about 2024, in which he will still have the number 1 on his fairing and will have to defend it again.

“Right now I don't want to think about next year, but in a week or two, when I start training again, it will be nice to do it, I think I have more areas to improve - he said - Next season will be even more difficult, we will have Marquez on Ducati, then there will be Martin again, Bezzecchi, the KTMs, perhaps Quartararo, and Morbidelli on the Desmosedici. Wins call wins, so I think I will never stop to want more wins."

 

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