The world champion said he was fed up with those who want to fuel controversy: “After Le Mans I disconnected for three days, then I saw Poncharal’s words, also taken from the championship’s official website”
19 maggio 2023
The statements of I’m sorry Bagnaia on official and satellite teams, released in the afternoon of Le Mans, they triggered Hervé Poncharalwhich gave him of the unsportsmanlike.
A few days later, Bagnaia clarified his position at Autosport where he also tried to shift attention from the controversy to the “good battles” on the track.
Bagnaia on Sunday afternoon, answering a question about safety and the many accidents, recalled the era of the ‘Fantastic Four’ (Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa) underlining however there was a gap between the factory bikes and those of the independent teams.
Bagnaia’s new clarification
Bagnaia clarified today: “What has been published is out of context for the interpretation that some people have given it. I was asked about safety and the reasons of the increase in accidents and I simply tried to make an analogy and I said this it didn’t happen before. I think years ago there were fewer contacts Why there was a big difference between the top riders and the rest. Now that’s it much tighter”.
Bagnaia also points the finger at the official MotoGP website: “After Le Mans, I am disconnected for three daysno phone, and when I reconnected I have seen the controversy that was generated with Poncharal, magnified from the official website of the championship. The snowball got bigger and bigger when I didn’t make any comments for it create controversy. On the contrary, I am aware that it is a very serious matter like security. Unfortunately we are entering a dynamic where there are those who prefer to seek controversy rather than talking about who wins or the good battles that take place on the track”.
“Lately – added Bagnaia – there’s been too much talk about things that aren’t my responsibility. I’m a rider, I’m in love with this sport and my only goal is to win races and work with my team. From now on I will only talk about sports, which is what I know best, and I’ll leave the rest to others. I’m tired of have to justify every word taken out of context as a pretext to open a controversy”.