Moto GP – Valencian GP – Race
Last race of the calendar of this year’s Moto GP season. For some of the people, this race has no championship implications, as every title has already decides. For most of the motosport. It means an end of an era for one of the most emblematic careers one would ever see on any type of profesional sport. Today’s race at the Circuito Ricardo Tormo was indeed, an historical event on profesional sports.
Lights were off and the race was on, Jorge Martin keep the first position, as he was chased down by Jack Miller and Joan Mir. The Aussie riders was getting closer to made a move on the Spaniard rider, but he made a mistake and lost position with Mir, Bagnaia and Rins respectively. Takaaki Nakagami was the first rider to abandon after a crash on the first laps.
As the first part of the race passed by, Martin was keeping the good pace at 1st, meanwhile, a fierce battle between Joan Mir and Francesco Bagnaia for 2nd was being the main focus of the race. Meanwhile Alex Rins was trying to keep up with the front, as Miller wanted to recover from that early mistake at the first laps, eventually, the Ducati could get at 3rd, after Rins went to the gravel at turn 2.
With less than 10 laps to go, Martin was looking strong at front, but then a Italian rider on the Ducati made a solid move on the Pramac bike, taking the lead of the race with a few laps to go. There was some more attempts of Miller trying to take 2nd spot from Martin, but the Pramac rider made a solid defense and kept the 2nd podium spot, Miller closed the podium and Bagnaia got the 4th and last win of the season.
Meanwhile at the back, a Italian Rider on the Petronas Yamaha saw the checkered flag for one last time. As the 9-time world champion take hid bike through the end, for one last time on his career. Ending an iconic 26-year career on a high note.
1. Francesco Bagnaia /// 2. Jorge Martin /// 3. Jack Miller
4. Joan Mir /// 5. Fabio Quartararo /// 6. Johann Zarco
7. Brad Binder /// 8. Enea Bastianini /// 9. Aleix Espargaro
10. Valentino Rossi /// 11. Franco Morbidelli /// 12. Andrea Dovizioso
13. Alex Marquez /// 14. Miguel Oliveira /// 15. Iker Lecuona
16. Maverick Vilñales /// 17. Luca Marini ///18. Danilo Petrucci
DNF: Alex Rins, Takaaki Nakagami
End of a contested and entretaining season that had closed battles and thrilling finished. Although, it also would be remembered as the one where one of the most iconic figures of all profesional sports, ended his career. A legendary career that had a innumerous quantity of special moments that made a huge impact on the sport.
Thank you Valentino Rossi, for your dedication and perseverance showed at the sport that you loved and competed for most of your lifetime.