Ducati MotoGP racer Francesco Bagnaia crashed his car early this morning on the Spanish island of Ibiza, and the Italian rider was found to have a blood-alcohol content more than three times the legal limit, according to local news reports.
Today, Bagnaia posted the following statement about the incident on all his social media outlets:
“Last night I was in Ibiza with my friends for a party during this break from MotoGP. We celebrated together by toasting my victory at the Assen GP. Leaving the club, around three in the morning, in facing a roundabout I ended up with the front wheels in a ditch without involving other vehicles or people. However, the control of the alcohol level carried out by the police found that I had drunk more than allowed by Spanish law. I’m very sorry for what happened: I’m practically astemia and it was a serious lightness, which shouldn’t have happened. I apologize to everyone and I can assure you I’ve learned my lesson. Never drive after drinking alcohol. Thank you.”
According to www.diariodeibiza.es, Bagnaia’s blood-alcohol content was 0.87 mg/l, which is more than three times Spain’s legal limit of 0.25 mg/l, and he faces the suspension of his driver’s license for one to four years.
See a photo from the accident scene here.
After winning the Dutch TT, Bagnaia is currently fourth in the 2022 MotoGP World Championship point standings.