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Petrucci: “I am very sorry for the contact with Aleix”

Petrucci: “I am very sorry for the contact with Aleix”

Danilo Petrucci apologises for causing Aleix Espargaro’s crash at the #ItalianGP and explains how it happened.

The Italian enjoyed a good race, crossing the nine in ninth in front of his passionate home support.

Danilo Petrucci: “I am very sorry for the contact with Aleix but unfortunately I had a problem with the gearbox that that made me lengthen braking and being unable to avoid the contact. I understand he is very angry, that's why I apologized. But telemetry confirms the problem I had. It was a very hard race for me, especially due to the very high temperature that made me sweat a lot from the beginning. Then I went better, doing a good battle with Yonny. I must say that we helped each other. Halfway through the race I was really struggling: due to the fall of yesterday I was very weak and I felt pain in the muscles. I recovered energy following him and then, in the last seven laps, I tried to lap stronger. The ninth place is a great satisfaction after a weekend made difficult by the two falls on Saturday. Yes, I admit it: this morning would have signed for this result.”

MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA TIM, RAC, Danilo Petrucci, Octo Pramac Racing

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