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Petrucci: “I didn't have great race pace with the full tank”

Petrucci: “I didn't have great race pace with the full tank”

Pramac Racing’s Danilo Petrucci took 11th place at the Gran Premio Red Bull de la República Argentina, after a last corner move on Aoyama.

The GP de la Republica Argentina began very well with both Pramac Racing riders who got a great start. Petrux managed to maintain the seventh position gained in qualifying by choosing an inside line into the first corner to counter the attack of Valentino Rossi. One lap later Valentino managed to overtake Petrux, starting the comeback that led him to win the Grand Prix at the Circuit de Termas de Rio Hondo.

Petrux gritted his teeth in order to cope with the rapid consumption of the rear tyre which did not allow him to respond to the attacks of Redding and Viñales. His performance started to improve as the fuel went down and Danilo began lapping in 1'40'' before finishing a gutsy 11th after taking the inside line on Aoyama in the last corner before the finish straight.

Danilo Petrucci:
"I am very satisfied. I had a good start and I was able to stay with the others in front. I knew I didn't have a great race pace with the full tank and this made me struggle a lot in the middle part of the race. Then I could manage to lap stronger even if the Top 10 was already too far away. Now we go back to Europe, where I know the circuits best. The season's goal is to get points in every race and I am respecting the program so far".

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO RED BULL DE LA REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA, RAC, Danilo Petrucci, Octo Pramac Racing

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