Francesco Bagnaia after his victory: "One of the hardest of the year because.."
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Francesco Bagnaia won the MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix. He is happy because of the great work done by his team. “I’m very happy about today because it was one of the hardest of the year because I did the safest choice for the front tyre,” Bagnaia said, as quoted by motorsport “But in these conditions today, finally it wasn’t the best choice.
I was expecting some drop of rain or a drop of the temperature. But then everything was OK. So, maybe the hard was a bit better because I had a lot of problems with the front locking. But anyway, I’m really happy, we did another good job this weekend.
My team did an incredible job this weekend. I was surprised to start like this because I wasn’t competitive till yesterday in FP4 because I was struggling to be fast. I think we did an enormous job yesterday, so I’m very happy”.
Jack Miller is happy
Jack Miller also showed quality, and finished in third place. “Since we come back from that test in Barcelona we’ve been there or thereabouts, no matter the circumstances, with long laps or whatever included and we’ve been able to challenge for the podium,” said Miller, celebrating his fifth podium of the season.
“So, it’s been great. I had a fantastic bike today, a bike good enough to fight for the victory. “I felt like I had to get that move done, he knew my intentions at that point because I had been behind Enea and we both had that soft front and I knew I needed to get some cooler air on that thing.
“So, I had a lunge and I wasn’t quite able to pull it off. “I suffered a little bit to pull up after that and he was able to get the hammer down and creep out a tenth here, a tenth there. “Later on the race I really started suffering quite a bit on the left hand corners, which were my stronger points at the beginning of the race”.