The rider from Romagna was happy for the unforgettable first podium in the premier class: “I don’t know what to say, as soon as Quartararo crashed I told myself to stay with Bagnaia and it went well”
Assen was the stage for Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati and … Marco Bezzecchi. The 23-year-old from Rimini did not win, but he was the protagonist of a very solid race that finished in second place, his first podium in MotoGP and therefore unforgettable. Almost a victory judging by his emotions after the race.
“I don’t even know what to say – he said after the race – it was fantastic. I started well enough, but I had a bit of a door with Miller to stay with the leaders. I felt I could go fast. I was catching Quartararo and Espargaro and when I caught up with them Fabio made that mistake. The door in front of me opened wide and I told myself to chase Pecco and see what came out. I pushed like a damned thing, I managed to distance a little from those behind me and I looked for to manage the rubber “.
A well managed phase: “Incredibly, I continued to feel a good level of grip – he said – the bike behaved well and it ended very well. I really like this track, in the corners I have always felt good, I still lack braking. something, but here I was effective. Now I will look at the data and I hope to find confirmation that I have learned something also for the next tracks. What am I missing in the hairpin bends and braking? under pressure he answers you well, only you have to have a lot of confidence and in certain points I still have to work on it “.