MOTO GP – Spanish GP – Race
Spain recieved the first of four races as the Spanish GP was celebrated at the “Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto”. A race that reminds everyone how the panorama can significally change with one miscalculation or mistake.
The lights were off and the race was underway, Jack Miller started leading the race after a complicated start from Quartararo. Morbidelli, Aleix, and Bagnaia completed the top 5 on the first laps. Meanwhile Alex Marquez, Brad Binder and Alex Rins fell from their bikes.
After some laps, Quartararo started to hunt down Miller for the race lead, with eventually the Frenchman overtaking the Aussie rider. A gap was starting to create between the race leader and the closest chaser. A
After some laps, the gaps between the podium finishers was quite notorious, with Quartararo 1+ sec ahead of Miller and the Aussie 2+ seconds ahead of Morbidelli. Bastianini was the next rider to have an incident on track.
Half of the race was passed and a dramatic outcome was developing as race leader Quartararo started to have tyre issues on his bike, with Jack Miller closing the gap. Meanwhile Bagnaia started to attack Franco Morbidelli for 3rd place.
Eventually, Quartararo was hunted down not just by Miller, but also by most of the grid, as the tyre issue was getting more serious. Bagnaia also did eventually overtook Morbidelli and was 2nd place with a big gap behind Miller
At the end Miller didn’t have much trouble to secure his 2nd MotoGP win and first since 2016. With Ducati closing a 1-2 finish as Bagnaia enters 2nd and Franco Morbidelli closes the last step on the podium.
1. Jack Miller /// 2. Francesco Bagnaia /// 3. Franco Morbidelli
4. Takaaki Nakagami /// 5. Joan Mir /// 6. Aleix Espargaro
7. Maverick Viñales /// 8. Johann Zarco /// 9. Marc Marquez
10. Pol Espargaro /// 11. Miguel Oliveira /// 12. Stefan Brald
13. Fabio Quartararo /// 14. Danilo Petrucci /// 15. Iker Lecuona
16. Luca Marini /// 17. Valentino Rossi ///18. Tito rabat
19. Lorenzo Savadori /// 20. Alex Rins
Quite a hard time for Quartararo after dominating great part of the race, showing once again that anything could happend on a race. Miller becomes the new championship leader, as the calendar goes to France on 2 weeks