Bagnaia still has “no answer” for the expensive MotoGP crash in Germany

The Italian fell from the Sachsenring race last weekend at the start of the fourth lap when the back of his Ducati met him on Turn 1.

This marked his fourth DNF of the season and left him 91 points drifting to championship leader Fabio Quartararo, who dominated for his third win in the campaign in Germany, ahead of this weekend’s Dutch Grand Prix. in Assen.

At the time, Bagnaia was in total absence to explain the crash, and said on Thursday in Assen that he still had no explanation for it.

“No, because it’s impossible to understand from the data,” he replied when asked if he saw the cause of the crash in Germany.

“But the only thing I tried … I tried to be more critical and more thoughtful about what happened.

“And that just came out [being] more on the limit like this, easier to crash.

“So, from the data you can’t see anything. So, this is the only thing that came out of that crash.

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team

Photo by: Dorna

“After the Le Mans crash I was the first to go to my box and apologize to all my team, because it was my mistake.

“But after this crash, it was very different to understand why I crashed on Monday. I spent the day trying to imagine that, trying to understand why. But there was no answer for it.”

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Bagnaia dismissed suggestions that he was affected by Dunlop’s residual tire from previous Moto2 races, noting that he was “accustomed” to the low grip conditions common in the Sachsenring.

“I felt great all the lap before,” Bagnaia added. For sure, it wasn’t the best grip ever, but more or less it’s always like this.

“So, I was already used to it. Probably next year at the Sachsenring on Turn 1 I’ll be in pretty calm.”

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