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MotoGP, Morbidelli: "4th place? From here on I can think about results."

"I thank the team who helped me after the injury. Unfortunately, I still don't know the Ducati well and I make mistakes, especially at the start."

MotoGP: Morbidelli:

Starting from the number 6 box and finishing 4th under the checkered flag Franco Morbidelli could not have closed his Mugello Saturday any better being fresh from a crash at Montmelò, when he was trying to claw the podium. "It was important to finish the race, so the hunt for the podium I managed it in a smarter way than in Barcelona - analyzed the Pramac rider - We'll see tomorrow, if I can start better. We are aware of our level and it is clear from the speed we have in practice and the improvements made at the beginning of the year, however, seeing it in black and white is different."

"For ten minutes I had the circuit record? Yes, this morning and also because of that it was a great day - he continued, recalling the best time in Q1 - The 1"44 is a monstrous time, the fastest in the history of the track. Otherwise we are quite close to the strongest, but this is mostly a time of finding solidity. Monday's test will be crucial to better understand the bike. Since I started my interlude in Ducati, I have to say there have been a lot of good days and growth."

The Italian-Brazilian then dwelt on the problem he had at the start. "After the wheelie came off the lowerer in front of me and I lost a lot of speed. The problem is that I don't know the bike yet and I make mistakes in the start procedure," he admitted, before highlighting the positive there has been since the terrible crash in Portimao that has definitely affected his start in the championship.

"It was good to recover fairly quickly, also thanks to the team that explained to me how to manage the Desmosedici. From here on we can think about results and having fun, since after the injury the World Championship is no longer our business. What grade do I give myself? 7, but to the bike and the team 10," he said. To conclude, a note on the choice of tires for tomorrow: "I think front medium, while behind I have doubts," the closing remark.

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