Moto GP – Australian GP – Race
A brigth sunny day enlights the coast, at the Phillip Island circuit, as the 18th round of the championship is set and the riders get to the grid for the 2022 Australian GP
Ligths were off and riders went underway, pole sitter Jorge Martin defend the lead on the first laps, followed by Marc Marquez at second and a fierce battle for 3rd, with championship implications between Fabio Quartararo and Francesco Bagnaia; Many position changes were happening on the first laps of the race.
Drama intesifies, as Fabio Quartararo started to lose momentum and was quickly demoting positions. It only got worse for the Frenchman, as the rider eventually went wide and was quickly at the back of the grid. Losing important points at the championship standings.
With racing slowly developing, Jorge Martin was still leading the race, although it wasn’t a secure lead, as a fierce pack of riders were on the hunt. A particular rider was on a mission, as Alex Rins was climbing positions, after starting from 10th on the grid.
Big crash happened between Alex Marquez and Jack Miller, as both riders abandon after a racing incident. Meanwhile, Quartararo’s day ended with a gravel trip on lap 11, as the French rider now had to wait for Pecco’s result to see the championship points loss on the standings.
A change on the lead was made, as Francesco Bagnaia made a move on Jorge Martin, as the Ducati rider was on constant pressure by Marquez, Alex Rins, Bezzecchi and Marini and Jorge Martin. All on an intense battle for the top 6 positions.
What happened next might be the biggest battle of the year, as from the next few laps, the top 3 spots would be on dispute between Bagnaia, Marquez and Rins. As the Ducati rider hold each attempt of both riders, as the Suzuki and the Honda bikes were constantly changing places, with a few laps to go. Aleix Espargaro race suddenly colapse, as the Aprillia was quickly losing the pace up front and demoting at the standings.
It all came down at the final lap, as Pecco wasn’t unable to hold on both Rins and Marquez, with championship implications on the line, it was clear that, no matter what, he had to finish the race after Quartararo’s DNP. A thrilling battle came to an end, as Alex Rins was able to hold on, what might be the last career win for Suzuki, in a very long time, as Marc Marquez finishes on a big 2nd and Bagnaia closes a big podium finish, that catapults hum to the championship lead.
1. Alex Rins /// 2. Marc Marquez /// 3. Francesco Bagnaia
4. Marco Bezzecchi /// 5. Enea Bastianini /// 6. Luca Marini
7. Jorge Martin /// 8. Johann Zarco /// 9. Aleix Espargaro
10. Brad Binder /// 11. Pol Espargaro /// 12. Miguel Oliveira
13. Cal Crutchlow /// 14. Darryl Binder/// 15. Remy Gardner
16. Raul Fernandez /// 17. Maverick Viñales ///18. Joan Mir
19. Takaaki Nakagami /// 20. Fabio Di Giannantonio
DNF: Franco Mobidelli, Fabio Quartararo, Alex Marquez, Jack Miller
Massive day for Aleix and Suzuki team, on what could be the last race win for the brand, on a very long time. Marc returns for to a podium step and seek to leave behind a hard couple of complicated years. Snd finally, championship increases it suspense, as Bagnaia leads by 14 points ahead of Quartararo, with only Malasia and Valencia to go.