MotoGP – Spanish GP – Race
The 3000th MotoGP race brough in Spain a triple victory for the local heroes, spanish victories in Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP, being on the last one a podium with three spaniards on it.
Dani Pedrosa started on pole without problems, being followed by his teammate Marc Marquez but with Iannone on third position after a great start for the italian rider. Zarco also had a great start overtaking the riders until reaching the number 29 of Suzuki and reaching the podium.
On the other side, Lorenzo found the right direction with his Ducati and overtook both Yamaha and Iannone, reaching the 5th position. Zarco and Lorenzo had a great first part of the race, reaching top positions with the medium tyre.
The problems came when part of the grid started to crash. Bautista crashed with Miller, who was really angry with him, and he even wanted to hit him after crashing, after that, Crutchlow was the next one who crashed, and when Cal could stand up, Pol Espargaró crashed his KTM on the same place, and the next rider to crash was Rabat and Iannone.
Lorenzo started to chase Zarco during the second part of the race and overtook him, reaching the podium for the first time this year with his Ducati, but Zarco wouldn’t give up, so he stayed on his back during the rest of the race, waiting the perfect moment to attack, but the spaniard had a great pace and could finish the race on third position.
On the other side, Rossi started to have problems and was losing positions with his rivals, finishing the race on 10th position, but he was still the championship leader, but after this race, the top 3 riders were really close between them.
Dani Pedrosa won the Spanish Grand Prix, the 3000th MotoGP race and also it was his 1st victory of the season. Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo completed the podium. The top 10 was completed with Zarco, Dovizioso, Viñales, Petrucci, Folger, Aleix and Rossi.
The next round of the championship will be in two weeks at LeMans with a really close championship and with not only one rider as the favorite for the championship. This season looks promising and we will have fun.