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Aleix Espargaro took a risk with the choice of tires and wasted the opportunity for a top result

Aleix Espargaro took a risk with the choice of tires and wasted the opportunity for a top result

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Aleix Espargaro believes he wasted his chance to win yesterday's race with the wrong choice of tyres. The Spaniard admitted after the race that his decision to use the last soft tire was a big mistake. At Michelin, the racers were already advised against the use of the rear soft tire before the race, as it was not suitable for the entire length of the race. It became clear to Espargaro that he made a mistake already in the tenth lap. "Together with the team, we made a big mistake. It was a team mistake, but I'm still the last one to decide on the tire compound." "I had a very bad feeling in the warm-up. Even then I thought that choosing the last soft tire was not the best decision. But instead of sticking to my decision and choosing the medium hardness like everyone else, I
Fabio Di Giannantonio: Although almost everyone doubted me, I never gave up

Fabio Di Giannantonio: Although almost everyone doubted me, I never gave up

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Fabio Di Giannantonio achieved the best result in the elite class in Sunday's race in Mandalika with fourth place. The Italian, whose days in the MotoGP class are probably numbered, was very emotional after the race. As he said, the result proves that he is doing something right. "It was a very special moment for me. I work really hard, I focus on many things to prove my knowledge and talent. Even though almost everyone doubted me, I never gave up, even when things didn't go my way. Always I've been working hard, working a lot on myself to be faster and better every day. I didn't win today, I didn't even stand on the podium, but this result means a lot to me. It's a confirmation that I'm doing something right and it gives me more additional motivation to move forward."
Martin after the fall: I knew that this would also happen one day

Martin after the fall: I knew that this would also happen one day

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Jorge Martin admitted after the race in Mandalika, which he ended prematurely with a fall after his sovereign leadership, that he expected this to happen to him once. The Spaniard took the overall lead for the first time in his career after winning the sprint race on Saturday. On Sunday, he had a commanding lead in the main race and it seemed that he would increase this advantage, but he made a mistake in the eleventh turn of the thirteenth lap and crashed. The overall lead was again handed over to Bagnaja. He now has an 18-point advantage. As he explained after the race, he made a mistake in the tenth turn, drove onto a dirty part of the track, and then made a mistake in the next turn and fell. This is his first retirement since the race in Austin. "Everything was perfect until the fall. I managed a great start, and then I wanted to bring some pr
Quartararo: This is the best result of the season

Quartararo: This is the best result of the season

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Fabio Quartararo described today's third place as his best result of the season after finishing just half a second behind the winner. Today, the Frenchman took advantage of the falls of the racers in front of him and was among the fastest on the track, especially at the end of the race. In the last part, he eliminated the gap of three seconds behind the leader and reached the finish line just behind the first two. Despite the fact that he was even close to victory, he was unable to overtake Maverick Vinales in the fight for second place, which would then open the way for him to a possible surprising victory. "This is the best result of the season. I was also third in India and America, but with a much bigger gap behind the winner. Today I am just behind the fastest." He had the most problems in the opening part of the race, when he did not manage to warm up the last lap well enough
Bagnaia: I was relieved when Martin fell

Bagnaia: I was relieved when Martin fell

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After the victory in Mandalika, Francesco Bagnaia admitted that the race was much easier for him after the fall of Martin, because he no longer had to drive at full speed. The Italian celebrated his victory after starting only from thirteenth place, but managed to avoid problems in the opening part, and then overtook his rivals with smart driving. But after the fall of the main competitor for the title, Jorge Martin, he again took the lead in the overall standings. His lead is 18 points. When asked what his first thoughts were when he saw Martin on the track, he answered: "My only goal today was to win. When I saw that Jorge fell, I was quite relieved, because I no longer needed to drive at full speed . The rear tire was already starting to wear, so it was important to slow down my pace a bit."
Marini proposes a new way of punishing the racers

Marini proposes a new way of punishing the racers

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Luca Marini suggests that MotoGP riders should be penalized according to the football system, with yellow and red cards. The Italian started today's race from the best starting position, but then finished early when Brad Binder crashed into him. He received a long lap penalty for the incident, and then collided with Miguel Oliveira and earned the same penalty. Nevertheless, Binder managed to finish the race in sixth place. This made Marini a little angry. "I don't know if anything like this has ever happened before. I think the second penalty could be more severe. They could introduce a similar system as they have in football with yellow and red cards." "We want more safety and fair penalties for the racers. I think this will be the main topic at the next meeting." After the fall, Marini picked up the motorcycle and n
Martin after taking the overall lead: The pressure is still on Bagnaja

Martin after taking the overall lead: The pressure is still on Bagnaja

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After winning today's sprint race in Indonesia, Jorge Martin took the overall lead for the first time in his career. As he admitted after the race, he is not burdened with the role of leader. Sam believes that Francesco Bagnaia is still under more pressure. Martin took only sixth place in the qualifiers, as many as seven tenths of a second behind the fastest Marini, but he was then unbeatable in the sprint race. "I am very happy. The race was very demanding, as I only started from sixth place. Despite everything, I managed to overtake many racers on a track where it is otherwise difficult to overtake. I hope I can do the same tomorrow," were his first words pi race. "At the start of the race, the main goal was to get through the first turn on two wheels. He had a good rhythm and soon started to overtake the race
Bezzecchi to perform in Indonesia: It will be a battle against time

Bezzecchi to perform in Indonesia: It will be a battle against time

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Marco Bezzecchi is very keen to compete this weekend in Indonesia, but his performance is still a big question mark. Let us remind you that the Italian broke his right collarbone when he fell during training last weekend. "It's going to be a battle against time. I hope to be able to play on Friday morning in training. The injury was completely unnecessary, especially in this crucial part of the season. Immediately after the successful operation, we saw that he could possibly play this weekend. Let's wait we are 48 hours away and after the last medical consultation we have decided to fly to Indonesia. It will certainly be a very demanding race weekend, but I really want to be on the track." "I would also like to thank the entire medical team, the team and the fans for all their support."
Marini returns to the track in Indonesia

Marini returns to the track in Indonesia

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The Mooney VR46 team has confirmed that Luca Marini will compete this weekend in Indonesia. https://twitter.com/VR46RacingTeam/status/1711653139462394029?t=XG7elERJiDpbZsY2i7QbyQ&s=19 The Italian, who broke his collarbone in a fall in a sprint race in India, returns to the track after missing the race weekend in Japan. However, Bo will have to serve a long-lap penalty in Sunday's race due to the accident he caused when he collided with teammate Marco Bezzecchi while braking in the opening turn in India. Marco Bezzecchi's performance, on the other hand, is currently still in doubt.
Miller accused Quartararo of aggressive driving

Miller accused Quartararo of aggressive driving

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After the race, Jack Miller wanted to talk to Quartararo about his aggressive driving. Nevertheless, the current world champion ignores his accusations. This is the move in the clip below. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1505459214000570368 The Australian was most disturbed by the Frenchman's maneuver at the start of the second round. Namely, Miller overtook him on the first turn when braking, but at the same time drove a little to the outside of the turn. The Frenchman wanted to return the maneuver from the inside, but collided slightly. The way the world champion did this is said to be inappropriate and too aggressive given the conditions, according to Miller. He is said to have defended Johann Zarc's attack similarly aggressively at the end of the race. “As soon as I overtook him he wanted to return the maneuver and collided slightly in the process