Portugal’s Miguel Oliveira (Ducati) won this Sunday’s MotoGP race. Thai Grand PrixThe sixteenth round of the World Motorcycle Championship.
Chaos due to heavy rain in Buriram, which returned to the championship after being canceled twice due to the pandemic, left the top three drivers of the queen category with just 20 pointsFrance’s Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) is still ahead but is plagued by pressure from his main rivals.
He was only seventeenth from Nice, who came to stack 91 points ahead of the second and now accumulates 219. Benefiting from team orders from Ducati and Italian Francesco ‘Pecco’ Bagnaia (Ducati), taking the podium and being just two units behind ‘El Diablo’ did not add to the Thai circuit.
Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia) also breathed; Five valuable points from GranollersHe is in eleventh place and continues to aspire to the title, 20 units behind Quartararo. In the absence of three Grand Prix, all for the resolution of the championship: Australia, Malaysia and Valencia.
Tension felt in the starting grid, here Alex Espargaro He tried to convince his teammates and Race Direction that the race could not be held due to poor visibility, but was unsuccessful. “You can’t see anything, you can’t run,” he exclaimed between Turns 3 and 4.
But it all started an hour late and the Italian Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati) holds pole position‘; The transalpine sanction for crossing track limits put Australian Jack Miller (Ducati) ahead on the second lap.
Moreover Aleix weighed in with a ‘long lap’ soon after He kicked South African Brad Binder (KTM) off the track to relegate to fourteenth for irresponsible driving.
On lap 15, Portuguese Miguel Oliveira (KTM) took command of the race The track dried up and fourth-placed Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda) was battling Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) for the podium.
French Johann Zarco (Ducati) caught in the middle and threatened to snatch third place from ‘Pecco’, but team orders stepped in. Thus, Bagnaia was able to complete a podium with his second victory on the course led by Oliveira and Miller being second.
Marc Marquez finally got fifth, finished seventh ahead of Maverick Viñales (Aprilia), Alex Márquez (Honda) and Jorge Martín (Ducati). Alex Rins (Suzuki) finished thirteenth, Pol Espargaró (Repsol Honda) fourteenth and Raúl Fernández (KTM) fifteenth.