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Bagnaia: “We know how hard Mahindra are working”

Bagnaia: “We know how hard Mahindra are working”

After a crash in Barcelona Francesco Bagnaia is out to make amends at the Motul TT Assen.

Mahindra and Francesco ‘Pecco’ Bagnaia have been a big surprise this season, the combination of the two not just fighting for podiums but also for the win on multiple occasions. Unfortunately the Catalan GP weekend did not go to plan and after a difficult Qualifying the Italian crashed out of the race.

He and his Mapfre Team Mahindra team have worked hard throughout the year, so far rewarded with one podium in France. Assen is a track that has classically suited the Indian manufacturer, taking pole in 2013. Bagnaia is yet to begin from higher than third in his Grand Prix career and will be aiming to emulate Mahindra’s previous success and hopefully deliver them their first Moto3™ victory. Rain in Assen could level the playing field further.

Francesco Bagnaia: “Assen is a wonderful track; fast and flat, I love it. I am sure we won't have the same problems there that we had with the front end in Barcelona. We will pick up at Assen where we left off at Mugello and I am sure we will be back near the front again. Catalunya did not live up to our expectations and we were never up in the positions where we should be. The objective at Assen is to work in the right direction from Friday and set a pace that is going to prepare us for a competitive performance in the race on Sunday. I am sure we can do it because even though we crashed in Barcelona we did manage to hit a high level of performance. Also we know how hard Mahindra are working and I am sure we will have some updates for the bike very soon. Assen is a fast and technical track with some real 'riders' corners'.”

Moto3, 2015, MOTUL TT ASSEN, Francesco Bagnaia, MAPFRE MAHINDRA Aspar Team

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