Italian Francesco Pecco Bagnaia (Ducati Desmosedici GP22) He won the British Grand Prix for his second consecutive victory. MotoGP at SILverstone circuit, in front of Spain’s Maverick Viñales (Aprilia RS-GP) and minimizing damage in the title fight with teammate Aleix Espargaró and France’s Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha YZR M 1).
Bagnaia knew how to play his tricks throughout the race and in the final laps Viñales tried to secure his first win with Aprilia, but had to take second place ahead of Australian Jack Miller (Ducati Desmosedici GP22).
Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia RS-GP) was victorious after a serious crash on Saturday. He did his best to hold on to the leader group and even beat his opponent for the championship title and leader, the current champion Quartararo, who was barely a point ahead of the Spaniard in the final round.
Zarco and Quartararo came out from pole like a first shot and second from fourth, but much further behind, from tenth to five, surprising most of his opponents, Spaniard Alex Rins (Suzuki GSX RR). The runner-up Maverick Viñales (Aprilia RS-GP) was lagged behind by some of its rivals.
The French driver from Race Direction, Ducati, came out like a shot trying to put terrain between them, and as soon as the first lap was complete, Race Direction warned. Quartararo could have fulfilled his “long lap” penalty long agohe went three rounds without being penalized again for it.
Quartararo, led by Zarco, was chased by two Frenchmen, “Pecco” Bagnaia, Alex Rins, and two Aprilia drivers, Maverick Viñales and Aleix Espargaró, who were chased by Jack Miller. still 18 laps ahead
Johann Zarco, who had never been able to achieve a victory in MotoGP, remained adamant at the start of the race. Fabio Quartararo already had to serve the “long lap” penalty, followed by Jack Miller, Alex Rins and “Pecco” Bagnaia in first place. Quartararo entered the second “long lap” zone, starting fifth between Bagnaia and Viñales and just ahead of Spaniard Jorge Martín (Ducati Desmosedici GP22), who passed Aleix Espargaró and lost one of his wings. Motorcycle in a “touch” at full exit with several competitors.
Once again, Zarco failed to top the podium when he crashed at Turn eight of lap five.but he tried to continue from the last position and did not succeed until the next round, returning in the second set, leaving Miller and Rins ahead of the test, who had tried to beat the Australian several times in the same round. attack, and this time he outstripped Miller.
The lead group was very close, with Alex Rins in the lead, but Miller, Bagnaia, Quartararo, Martín, Viñales and Aleix Espargaró, who followed closely behind him, pulled all his strength out of his weakness to try to hold on to the leader group after Saturday’s sharp drop. .
The Suzuki Spaniard was gradually gaining an advantage over his chasing group of eleven riders riding practically in a single file at the time, overtaking their opponents until fourth, with Jorge Martín as the main protagonist. Aleix Espargaró gradually regained the distance lost in the first laps.
On the ninth turn, Maverick Viñales managed to pass Fabio Quartararo to try and “tie” behind the wheel of the two official Ducatis of Miller and Bagnaia and Jorge Martín. his teammate Johann Zarco gave up continuing after the fall and went to his workshop.
Bagnaia quickly started to close the lead with Rins after beating teammate Miller, while Quartararo was unable to break through to sixth place and Aleix Espargaró was two places behind. was to reduce the differences in the interim championship.
Italian driver saw opportunity to overtake Rins in twelve laps, in the second set and took advantage of it. By that time, ten riders were “holding” the pace in the leading group.
However, Bagnaia was initially unable to evade his opponents and subsequently outstripped Viñales, who made a good statement about both Rins and Miller, Martín, Quartararo, Mir, Aleix Espargaró, Enea Bastianini and Miguel Oliveira. leader group,
Joan Mir was the first injured in that group when she and Italian “The Beast” Bastianini had an accident at Turn seven, shortly after Aleix Espargaró had passed them.
Ahead, Maverick Viñales began his special attack by first defeating Jorge Martín and attempting to hunt down the lead duo Bagnaia and Miller shortly after Alex Rins.
Viñales “chased” Miller a little over three laps from the end and went after Bagnaia, who was still the leader. Although the Spaniard took his first victory with Aprilia and his third victory almost three-tenths of a second faster than the Italians to have a different championship, because he knows what it’s like to win with Suzuki, who is from the Roses – he did it at Silverstone in 2016 and later with Yamaha.
Viñales soon made his first attempt to gain the lead, but Bagnaia gave him back the action and led him into the final round. Miller’s.
Fourth place went to Bastianini, who won his private duel against Jorge Martín and finished fifth, ahead of Portugal’s Miguel Oliveira, Alex Rins, Fabio Quartararo, Aleix Espargaró and Marco Bezzecchi. (Ducati Desmosedici GP22) were the ones occupying the top ten places.
Repsol Honda rider Spaniard Pol Espargaró had to place Alex Márquez (Honda RC 213 V) seventeenth and Raúl Fernández (KTM RC 16) twenty-first to fourteenth.
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