Yamaha riders will be the 2021 MotoGP World Champions if Quartararo beats Bagnaia at least three points in Misano on Sunday.
However, he recorded the worst qualifying result in history at 15th place MotoGP after canceling the lap for a yellow flag breach in the first quarter. Meanwhile, Bagnaia passed the first quarter and took the pole for the fourth time in a row.
This gave Bagnaia a great opportunity to maintain the championship development for the next round in Portugal, but his approach to the race would be exactly the same as if Quartararo started together. He insists.
“If he was starting P2, he had to push. When he was 15th, I think he would have to push as well. [possibility to win the] The championship is about trying to win tomorrow, “said Bagnaia, who won the championship when MotoGP last visited Misano in September.
“Even if Fabio started to appear earlier, the purpose would be the same.”
Bagnaia was dominant for most of the second quarter session as he was speeding up in the very cool conditions of the slick tires that passed the first quarter, but a lap of 1 minute 33.045 seconds is enough for Paul. I admit I didn’t think.
“I managed to get into the top 10 [after FP3], “He added.
“But in this situation, I feel better in FP4, I’m lapped and I haven’t had any consistency issues, so I might be better off in Q1.
Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team
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“Then I tried all the session riding in the first quarter and it felt good because I felt more confident on each lap.
“In the second quarter, I was trying to set the right time. I was a little more struggling with the second attack, so I didn’t think that was enough.”
Bagnaia will start on Sunday with Ducati’s teammate Jack Miller. The Australian again said that team orders were not discussed within the team and instead he would take a “common sense” approach to Bagnaia’s race.
“Up to this point, no one told me anything about team orders,” Miller emphasized.
“I’m the only rider and my main purpose is to have common sense.
“We all want the same thing. We want Ducati to win. We all want to do our best for that. At the moment, Pekko is our biggest. This is your chance.
“That doesn’t change anything for me. I’m there to do as much as I can.
“I know what’s going to happen in tomorrow’s race, but I’m sure Pekko’s speed around here is unquestionable. I don’t think the race will change, so I’ll tag him behind him.
“Or, hopefully like America, I can be faster. Then I certainly want to pass by and tow him.
“But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to dive and bomb every three corners.”
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