MotoGP – Czech Republic GP – Race
Second part of the MotoGP calendar kicks-off with a decent race at the circuit of Brno. Chasing groups, some crashes and a almost 40-minute start delay marks the start of the 2nd half of the season.
On the start it was Marquez who kept the top spot, followed by a group that almost lasted for the 20 laps of the race. Dovizioso, Rins and Miller were the ones that were part of it. At the back there were also some groups formed, like Rossi, Pol Espargaro and Crutchlow battling for 5th place.
As the laps passed by Marquez was keeping his distance ahead of Dovi, Rins and Miller were keeping up with the pace of the spaniard, giving a strategic battle of who will manage better their specific tyre compound
Half of the race completed and Marquez still was holding the lead ahead of the other 3 riders from the group, waiting for the perfect moment to pick up the pace; And that moment eventually came up. Marquez picked up the pace and got away from Dovi, Rins and Miller. The tires of Marquez still had some to show against the degradated tires of his rivals.
Last laps were Marquez show, as Dovi struggles to keep him up, but separates against Rins and Miller, who were on battle for last spot of tje podium. Rins tried to defend from all the attacks from the Pramac rider, but the degradation of his tires couldn’t keep up against Miller. Another win from the Cervera Rider, with a fristrated 2nd place for Dovi and a surprisingly 3rd place for “Jackass”.
1. Marc Marquez /// 2. Andrea Dovizioso /// 3. Jack Miller
4. Alex Rins /// 5. Cal Crutchlow /// 6. Valentino Rossi
7. Fabio Quartararo /// 8. Danilo Petrucci /// 9. Takaaki Nakagami
10. Maverick Viñales /// 11. Pol Espargaro /// 12. Franchesco Bagnaia
13. Miguel Oliveira /// 14. Johann Zarco /// 15. Stephan Bradl
16. Tito Rabat /// 17. Andrea Iannone /// 18. Aleix Espargaro 19. Karel Abraham /// 20. Sylvain Guintoli
DNF: Hafizh Syharin, Joan Mir, Franco Morbidelli
Another Strong win from the spaniard with the Honda bike, getting even closer for his 6th MotoGp Title. Can Ducati keep up the pace and still be competitive against honda? Will find out next week at Austria