MotoGP – Spanish GP – Race
A entretaining race at the frontier of Jerez, where some overtakes, battles and comebacks were showed, but unfortunately a lack of battle at the front. These and more happened on this year’s Spanish GP.
At the start it was Marc Marquez who rocket his way on front with a massive start, leaving behind the petronas Yamahas of Quartararo and Morbidelli; Viñales, Dovizioso and Rins were also on the hunt at the leading group.
Laps passed and the dominance of the honda was getting more clear, as Marquez increased the gap between the persecutors, also the fact they were on constant fight was another fact that he used to his favor; constant attacks between Morbidelli, Dovi, Rins and Quartararo, the last one mentioned had to retired due to problems on the bike, a shame to end that way a great weekend.
Rins was making a great comeback, and he was 2nd place at the second part of the race, but still was far behind the respol honda of Marquez, Viñales was 3rd, fighting most of the time with Andrea Dovizioso, some little back, there was Petrucci, Morbidelli, Crutchlow and Rossi, this last one also in comeback mode. Bagnaia, Mir and Miller were some other riders that had to retire from the race due to crashes.
At the end, most of the places mentioned were the same, with a 1-2-3 of Spanish riders at their home race; 2nd win for Marquez, a outstanding race for Rins and a great 3rd place for Viñales on a complicated weekend for the principal Yamaha.
1. Marc Marquez /// 2. Alex Rins /// 3. Maverick Viñales
4. Andrea Dovizioso /// 5. Danilo Petrucci /// 6. Valentino Rossi
7. Franco Morbidelli /// 8. Cal Crutchlow /// 9. Takaaki Nakagami
10. Stefan Bradl /// 11. Aleix Espargaro ///12. Jorge Lorenzo
13. Pol Espargaro /// 14. Johann Zarco /// 15. Tito Rabat
16. Karel Abraham /// 17. Bradley Smith /// 18. Miguel Oliveira
19. Hafizh Syahrin
DNF: Jack Miller, Joan Mir, Fabio Quartararo and Francesco Bagnaia
Superb performance of the three podium riders at their come country, Marquez kept the lead on the championship, followed closely by Rins, Dovi and Rossi. Can someone match the Honda’s pace on Le Mans? We’ll find out on two weeks.