I mean, they are quite strong. This crash maybe happened because I was trying to maintain the same pace [as Bastianini].
“Joan [Mir] and I, we are trying to give our best with the Suzuki.
“Joan for sure is fighting for the world championship, I have nothing to lose so I tried to be a little bit not aggressive, but going more to the limit.
“Sometimes I pass [the limit] and I crash.
“They are quite better than us. I would like to say in all the races because in the past the Ducati was a bike that only was working good in the stop-and-go tracks.
“Now in almost all the tracks, they are working good.
“In Aragon Pecco did a fantastic race, overtaking Marc, the bike was turning super. Also, this track [Misano] is a very small track and they were able to turn well.”
Teammate Mir conceded after finishing sixth at Misano that his title chances were all but gone, and expressed that he was “angry” at that fact as he feels he has been riding much better in 2021.