MotoGP – Thailand GP – Race
Quite Thrilling race at Chang Internacional Circuit. A head to head on the front of the race, mixed battles and a close finish remarks this year’s Thailand GP.
It was some issues before the lights turn green at the grid, as Jack Miller saw his Bike turning off and quickly went to the bike to ignite it, causing him to start at the pitlane. Race started with poleman Fabio Quartararo retaining his positions followed close by Marquez, Viñales, Dovizioso and the rest of the pack. But eventually getting cut by the demolishing pace from the two riders ahead.
As riders complete their laps, the race leader Fabio Quartararo was managing a gap ahead of Marquez, keeping up a pace and trying to not make a mistake. But the Cervera rider doesn’t like to gave up wins easily. Some riders were also having intense battles for position; like Rossi and Mir, or Dovizioso with Rins.
At the final laps, Marquez was pushing harder and getting closer to the Petronas Yamaha, paciently planning his move on the rider ahead. And on the last lap, made an outside move on turn 2, even as Quartararo tried to regain the position on the last corner, Marquez respond properly to that move, get his 5th win and clinch his 6th MotoGP championship and 8th all category title. Fabio ended 2nd with a notable desilution om his face, as he still looks foward for his maiden win and Maverick Viñales closed the podium.
1. Marc Márquez /// 2. Fabio Quartararo /// 3. Maverick Viñales
4. Andrea Dovizioso /// 5. Alex Rins /// 6. Franco Morbidelli
7. Joan Mir /// 8. Valentino Rossi /// 9. Danilo Petrucci
10. Takaaki Nakagami/// 11. Francesco Bagnaia /// 12. Cal Crutchlow
13. Pol Espargaro /// 14. Jack Miller /// 15. Andrea Iannone
16. Miguel Oliveira /// 17. Tito Rabat /// 18. Jorge Lorenzo /// 19. Karel Abraham /// 20. Haizh Syahrin
DNF: Aleix Espargaro, Mika Kallio
Another year, another title for Marc Marquez as he still writes history on a very young age, becoming one of the greatest riders of the sport. There’s still some races left, some action yet to come. Next stop is Japan, at the Motegi Circuit on two weeks.