It used to be an incredible emotional lengthy shot. The variation between good fortune and failure summed up in this kind of merciless and stark approach. Whilst his nearest competitors have been combating for glory simply metres away on Le Mans tarmac, a lone determine walked in opposition to pit lane, head bowed and helmet nonetheless on. For a second there used to be no longer someone else in sight, and simplest the roar of four-stroke engines and partisan French voices made you realise you have been at a racetrack. The red-leathered determine appeared so small and forlorn within the lengthy shot. Pecco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Group) didn’t want reminding, didn’t want an arm round his shoulder to inform him that no longer simplest had he crashed out whilst combating with Bastianini however had significantly dented any likelihood he had of International Championship glory. It used to be this kind of poignant second.