Luckless days and double DNF

Bestia, who had a strong start to the encounter, was aggressively pursuing the front position before crashing while battling against Viñales for sixth place: a real shame as the podium was only few milliseconds away at the time. The only positive note is that Bastianini is still third in the championship standings, although with a significantly increased gap to the top and to second place.

I didn’t do anything unusual… I entered the corner the same way as the lap before but unfortunately the front-end didn’t hold. I wanted to do a decent race without overdoing it, but it didn’t happen. I have no explanation at the moment. Ironically enough I was really quick in that part of the track and we were doing a good race. We were right there, and even sixth or seventh would have been an important result.