Bagnaia: "I Won Six Races Because I was the strongest, not Because someone let me pass"
The title fight in MotoGP is coming to a head. There are just two points between the leaders Francesco Bagnaia and Fabio Quartararo. But one of them seems to be in better shape.
With three races left, the title fight in MotoGP couldn’t be much closer. With his World Championship lead of over 90 points at the middle of the season, it looked like a comfortable season for Fabio Quartararo.
But that has changed. Quartararo’s closest rival, Francesco Bagnaia, has closed in on the Frenchman and trails him by just two points.
Bagnaia at the Thai Grand Prix – Image provided by Motorsport Images
The Italian knows that his performance is back after his fall in Motegi. The third place in a wet Thailand race confirms that. Compared to his French rival, Bagnaia sees himself in better shape.
“He has more trouble with his bike. It’s true that our bike is more complete. I’m in the best shape of my career. In terms of my speed and mentality, I’m better now than I was in Moto2.”
Surprisingly, Quartararo’s teammate Franco Morbidelli, of all people, jumps to the Italian’s side here. He explained to Motorpsort.com: “Fabio’s situation is difficult because he’s on the wrong foot in this battle.”
“On the one hand, there are the things we already know, like the lack of top speed on the straights. Also, there are eight Ducatis that help ‘Pecco’.”
The support of his Ducati colleagues should help Bagnaia in the title fight, even if he insists that he can win without the support.
“I know my potential and I know that I can win races without help. Of course, in terms of the world title , it could be helpful in the last three races. But I won six races because I was the strongest, not because someone let me pass.”