MotoGP Driver Bagnaia Apologizes for Drunk Driving
MotoGP rider Francesco Bagnaia has apologized for driving under the influence of alcohol. The Italian caused a car accident at his holiday address Ibiza in the night from Monday to Tuesday.
Bagnaia lost control of his steering wheel and eventually came to a stop in a ditch. No one was injured in the accident. However, after a breathalyzer, it turned out that the Ducati driver had drunk too much.
A blood alcohol level of 0.87mg was measured three times the permitted amount. “When I left the disco at 3:00 am, I approached a roundabout and suddenly ended up in a ditch. No other people or vehicles were involved,” Bagnaia wrote on Twitter.
“I’m sorry it happened. I actually never drink and it was a moment of carelessness,” reports Bagnaia, who says he celebrated his victory in the TT Assen at the end of last month in Ibiza. “I offer my apologies. It shouldn’t happen and I’ve learned my lesson. Never get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking alcohol.”
Bagnaia’s employer Ducati has not yet commented on the incident. The Italian driver, the 2021 vice-world champion, is fourth in this season’s standings. Fabio Quartararo takes the lead. MotoGP will resume in Great Britain on August 7.