Moto GP – Aragon GP – Race
A sunny day iluminates the Motorland as the riders took part of the 13th race of the season. With a Ducati at front, it could mean an important result can be made.
Lights were off and the race started with Bagnaia keeping the first place, followed by Marc Marquez on a huge start, overtooking both Quartararo and Miller. Alex Marquez was the first DNF after crashing on turn 5 of the circuit.
After the first laps, several groups arranged on track, with Bagnaia and Marquez ahead, with Miller, Mir, Aleix Espargaro and Martin by a few tenths behind, meanwhile championship leader Fabio Quartararo was struggling to find a proper pace on track. Jake Dixon was the 2nd rider to abandon the competition.
As the race was heading to the equator, both Bagnaia and Marquez started to get separated from the rest, as the half of a second quickly became a 4-second gap. As Bagnaia was still keeping Marquez behind.
Race was also getting intense at the back, as Mir made its way to 3r with great passes on Aleix Espargaro and Jack Miller, Meanwhile tension was increasing as there were few laps remaining and Marquez was getting closer to Bagnaia.
The last 3 laps were an intense battle for victory as, Marquez was constantly making a move on Bagnaia, but the Italian responded immediately at the end of each attack. With only one lap to go, Marquez got the inside of Bagnaia, but went wide as he was exiting a turn. With a small gap made, Bagnaia didn’t have much problem to take his maiden victory on the premier class, as Marquez ended 2nd and Joan Mir closes the podium.
1. Francesco Bagnaia /// 2. Marc Marquez /// 3. Joan Mir
4. Aleix Espagaro /// 5. Jack Miller /// 6. Enea Bastianini
7. Brad Binder /// 8. Fabio Quartararo /// 9. Jorge Martin
10. Takaaki Nakagami /// 11. Iker Lecuona /// 12. Alex Rins
13. Pol Espargaro /// 14. Miguel Oliveira /// 15. Danilo Petrucci
16. Cal Crutchlow /// 17. Johann Zarco /// 18. Maverick Viñales /// 19. Valentino Rossi /// 20. Luca Marini
Great race for Bagnaia and Ducati, as they improve on both riders and Constructors championships. Although there’s still a 2 race gap with Quartararo, a positive result could give a momentum change on the following races to come, as we’re heading to San Marino for next week’s race.