Francesco Bagnaia and Jack Miller are protagonists of two good comebacks in the Thailand Grand Prix but the final result is not the one hoped for by Pramac Racing.
Pecco starts from the fifth row and is good at recovering four positions in the first 2 corners. The Italian’s race pace is incisive and his best lap comes after halfway through the race allowing him to get close the Top 10. In the last laps Pecco tries to catch Nakagami but finishes just 7 tenths of a second from the Japanese.
Jack makes a mistake by turning off the bike before the start so he is forced to enter the pit lane. The immediate intervention of his team allows him to start “only” 10 seconds late. Miller pushes hard and recovers positions on positions. With three laps to go he attacks first Olivera then Iannone to end 14th and take home two points for the standings.
Pecco Bagnaia: It was a pretty good weekend because we’ve made progress. Unfortunately, it was a difficult race, conditioned by the starting position. I’m still confident. We are working hard and I consider this weekend a starting point for further improvement.
Jack Miller: It was my fault. There’s no excuse. I inadvertently turned off the bike and was forced to enter the pit lane. It’s a shame because we had done a great job over the weekend and we had the race pace to stay in the Top 5. We’ll try again in Japan.