Unlucky day at Emilia Romagna GP as both Bagnaia and Miller fail to finish
Disappointing Sunday for Pramac Racing. Both Jack and Pecco after a perfect start that had seen them in first and third position both riders did not finish the race. Pecco Bagnaia was running a perfect race, starting from the fifth position after an amazing duel with Vinales on lap five he conquered the leadership. Pecco was the protagonist of an exemplary race that unfortunately stopped six laps from the end when a crash shattered the hope of an almost certain victory. Also his teammate Jack Miller after managing a perfect start, a tear-off entered Jack Miller’s air box on the second lap, making his engine lose power and forcing him to retire
It’s a pity , we were very fast, I had a good gap from Maverick, I wasn’t at my limit, I felt that all was perfect with my bike. I managed the tires for the last laps because I know that Maverick is very fast in the last part of the race. At the corner six I crashed and I didn’t know the why. We studied the data and we saw that I didn’t do anything wrong, the lines were the same and the inclination too. We think that I touched something strange like in that corner, we don’t know what it was, but there was something that dropped me. I was very sure while I rode, I managed the race lap by lap and I didn’t need to be aggressive with the tires. I’m looking forward to be in Barcelona in one week because we want to bounce back.
I am very sad because I had started well and we could have had a good race, we had all the right conditions to make it. Unfortunately it was nobody’s fault, it was a very unlucky day because a tear-off entered the air box. I’am also sorry for the team that had worked very hard and well. We will come back to Barcelona even stronger.