Fabio Di Giannantonio forced to retire from the #IndianGP
The still-injured shoulder halted Fabio Di Giannantonio’s journey to what would have been a very promising top-nine finish at Buddh International Circuit in what was the first-ever #IndianGP of MotoGP history. It was a performance full of heart for the Italian, who got all the way up to eighth place before giving during the final laps due to a painful left shoulder.
It was a bitter pill to swallow for the Italian, who well impressed both in Q1 and in the sprint race yesterday – the latter finished in the top ten. It will be key to recover as much as possible for the Japanese event taking place next weekend.
Meanwhile, Alex Marquez is already on the way back to Madrid where he will need around ten days of full rest before heading to Lombok for the #IndonesianGP. The Spaniard, who will not attend the Japanese Grand Prix, will not be replaced.
DNF – FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #49
“I was having an excellence race, I had a great pace and the top speed was better compared to yesterday. I started off in an aggressive way as I could do that and the bike was excellent. We have been competitive throughout the whole weekend but unfortunately at some point the shoulder prevented me from riding. I basically couldn’t control the bike anymore and was forced to retire. I’m really sorry for the team, unfortunately this is an injury I’ve been carrying since Misano and it’s making things more complicated for us.”