A dramatic begin to Sunday’s second WorldSBK race day at Mandalika noticed Petrucci, Lowes and Baz concerned in a collision that noticed Lowes and Baz fall, whereas Petrucci managed to remain aboard his Panigale V4 R.
All three riders managed to complete the race after a purple flag one lap later, which allowed every rider to return to the pit lane and restart the 8-lap dash.
Petrucci, who was behind Baz earlier than flip two however simply forward of Lowes, took a success on the again of his machine earlier than the 2 males may keep away from the BMW rider forward.
Within the aftermath, Petrucci launched a fiery assault within the type of Lowes: “The one factor is the Superpole Race. It is like doing bumper automobiles (racing) and for me I do not perceive the conduct of ‘Alex Lowes and in addition the race course,” mentioned Petrucci. “Whenever you hit runners, you smash the race for Baz, and in addition for me. Then they offer a purple flag but when they did not give a purple flag, Baz was on the bottom and I used to be within the gravel.
“Then on the restart he fully hit Baz and he broke his leg and no penalty. At Phillip Island he crashed with Toprak and no penalty. I do not perceive. I hit Virgo and I misplaced a place.
“Within the dash race I used to be in entrance and from the footage – race course additionally mentioned he misplaced (management) of the bike and hit me within the again. He destroyed my axle. I used to be in entrance however it isn’t acceptable that you just justify a mistake.
“It is a driver error. It is okay that it is the first lap however you are ruining the race for 2 different drivers. I’ve spoken with race course as I feel the judgment was not It is not constant. In fact a driver could make a mistake but when in life you make a mistake, you pay a penalty.
“It is not that they gave you the prize since you completed third. Actually, after I requested them if it was regular so that you can hit a runner and break his leg, (they are saying ) ‘ah no, Baz received the leg out, each runner places the leg in’. I’ve by no means seen something prefer it.
“That is simply my opinion. However like (Jack) Miller as soon as mentioned to (Jorge) Lorenzo, it is just like the asshole, each (championship) has one. It is one thing that for me isn’t appropriate.Additionally for different riders it is sort of a automobiles bumper.
“They simply attempt to keep forward of you and you then go off the monitor and two riders go you simply since you need to keep forward. I feel it is a full mess. I do not assume it is the most suitable choice. secure to run.” in 10 laps with these bikes.”
Petrucci ‘frightened’ by Superpole Race antics
On account of the collision, Petrucci suffered injury to his winglets, which was additionally the case at Phillip Island greater than every week in the past.
Discovering the race a bit too aggressive and managed, Petrucci had this to say concerning the present format: “I am fairly scared for the Superpole Race as a result of each time I end (with out) my winglets.
“At Phillip Island, I had no winglets from the primary lap, right this moment was like that, race 2 the identical. In fact, it is good for the individuals however the one pilot who was penalized, it is me versus Virgo.”
Whereas Petrucci spoke at size concerning the collision with Lowes and Baz, rider Barni Ducati additionally spoke concerning the enhancements in understanding Pirelli tyres, after ending prime impartial rider for the second time this season.
Petrucci added: “Yeah, actually, actually comfortable. I did not anticipate to be that quick, particularly with the lap occasions. Race 2 of Race 2, as a result of we had 4 begins right this moment, it was nicely and I did not change the tires like everybody else.
“I felt assured and I am actually comfortable for the staff that we’re again in parc fermé. I am comfortable however not likely comfortable as a result of our aim is to get on the rostrum.
“I feel we’ve the potential however we nonetheless want to grasp the tyres. At present I began to grasp and I am pleased with the efficiency of the tyre. In the long run we managed to be sturdy the entire race. “