Pecco Bagnaia, Ducati champion’s redemption: ‘Here’s where I won it’

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Pecco Bagnaia, the roar of the champion: "That's where I won it"

Pecco Bagnaia è redeemed himself: the world champion answered all critics with a capital performance in Jerez, which è earned him victory in the Spanish Grand Prix, and an important relaunch in the overall standings thanks to the fall of Jorge Martin. The number one beat Marc Marquez in a duel, and after the race he did not hide his satisfaction, especially for his sprint start.

"The most important thing è was the first lap with the overtaking in turn 6.  The race was decided very lì becauseé I managed to break away immediately. I did a similar braking to Thailand last year, I’d not closed it and this time I’d succeeded, I’d tried it on Martin. Today it was dry, I tried it again and it’s gone great".

Martin’s fall then allowed him to take the lead: "Jorge braked too hard, made a mistake and è ended up on the ground, but I was pushing hard. At the end I had to fight with Marquez and I knew I had to be very aggressive, I had a lot of fun, è it was very nice. This race è was very nice, but last year’s race here was also nice, so was Mugello 2022, but this race è in the top 5 of my career if not on the podium".

To Sky Bagnaia explained how è management was decisive: "I waited behind Martin, I could not do the whole race at that pace, I would come back and push hard in the last five laps and è everything went great. The overtaking on the outside on the first lap è the best thing of the race, then the duel and finally the fast lap. When è Martin fell I started to push harder and I immediately improved my times becauseé with Jorge in front I was struggling to do my lines well, the front tire was going up in pressure and struggling a little bit more’. After Marquez fell I was stretching on Bez and then I saw that Marquez passed him. I knew I had something more and I handled it perfectly".

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