MotoGP, Bastianini: “In this Grand Prix, we understood nothing”

From first to third in the world championship. Enea Bastianini is definitely not satisfied with his tenth position, the result of several errors and a start from behind. Probably with better preparation he could have done another race, but the time available for the set-up was what it was, for everyone, due to the delay in the arrival of the cargo plane. And it is inevitable that, in cases like this, less experienced riders will suffer.

It didn’t go well. It was a really tough race. I did not feel good with the bike“, Enea admitted and added, “I lost my feeling, unfortunately. In this race here, we understood nothing.”

Bastianini was angry and was comforted unnecessarily by his manager, Carlo Pernat, who urged him to see the glass half full.

But I can’t be happy,” He continued. “I was recovering, but I was too embarrassed, and I made mistakes. It’s a weekend to forget.

It was definitely because they didn’t have enough time to prepare for the Grand Prix.

Riding more would surely have made a difference. We had a lot of problems. We couldn’t reach our goal. Without those errors in the race, I would have been a little further ahead, but it wouldn’t have been a good weekend anyway.”

Nonetheless, Bastianini is now just nine points off the top, behind Aleix Espargaro and Brad Binder, and level on points with Alex Rins.

Being third in the world championship is always necessary, of course. It’s not that I lacked confidence in the attack. The problem came from the rear. At times, I couldn’t stay. As soon as I did a little more, I could no longer keep my back aligned. You can say what you want, but I don’t see the glass half full.”

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