Ranging from the entrance row, the MotoGP champion was surprisingly quiet within the opening laps as he was pushed again to seventh place by a stage.
Bagnaia discovered extra rhythm because the race progressed, nonetheless, it was by no means sufficient to fret in regards to the podiums although he thought sixth place was not his true potential.
When requested if he felt he was getting probably the most out of his bike, Bagnaia added: “Truthfully, no! It wasn’t simple as we speak. anyway, I used to be there.
“I misplaced a while within the battle with Alex. It put us a bit behind however we could be completely satisfied to have completed the race.
“It was not simple. Already the beginning – I misplaced a couple of positions however we managed to be there and have a superb tempo. The tempo of Marco (Bezzecchi) was unbeatable, even Brad (Binder) was unimaginable. “
After profitable final weekend’s inaugural Dash race fairly comfortably, Bagnaia was launched to the tough realities of battling within the peloton this time round.
However that stated, Bagnaia loved the problem and stated his opinion of the brand new format hasn’t modified in any respect.
“After all typically you win and typically you need to be behind however we run and we settle for battles, settle for contact, it is our world and our sport and we find it irresistible,” added Bagnaia.
“So I have never modified something. For 12 laps you need to push like hell and we’re nearer and it is simpler to have that contact.
“However final 12 months we complained about not overtaking and clearly that wasn’t the issue final 12 months.”