Bagnaia "angry" after points gap to Martin narrows in Qatar MotoGP sprint
The reigning world champion had the opportunity to secure the 2023 crown in the Qatar Grand Prix, but after finishing fifth and losing to Pramac rival Martin in the sprint race, the title fight will now go to the final race in Valencia. Bagnaia had a feeling of potential victory with his Ducati before the sprint race, but struggled with rear grip and lacked normal pace. He is disappointed with losing seven points and is looking forward to the race tomorrow, believing he can be faster in normal conditions. Martin, on the other hand, had a difficult start to the weekend but knew he could win the sprint race after Saturday afternoon’s practice. He sees the grand prix as a crucial day for both himself and Bagnaia, as it could determine the outcome of the championship in Valencia. Martin made aggressive moves on Bagnaia during the sprint race, but believes they were not overly risky.