Raging Zarco: Bastianini tried to be “a hero” – crash could’ve been “tragic”
During the first lap of the race, there was a pile-up caused by the factory Ducati rider, who had a grid penalty and was trying to make up positions. This led to a major crash involving Zarco, Alex Marquez, Marco Bezzecchi, and Fabio di Giananantonio. Shortly after this, there was a more serious collision between Francesco Bagnaia and Brad Binder. Zarco mentioned that he tried to avoid hitting Binder and Oliveira but got hit by Bastianini. He also pointed out that there is always someone who makes a mistake at the first turn in Barcelona. Zarco emphasized that riders need to control themselves and be aware of the risks at the start of the race. Bastianini received a double long lap penalty, which Zarco considered to be a harsh punishment.