Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


MotoGP Spanish GP: Bagnaia beats Binder in tense red-flagged race

Bagnaia spent much of the 24-lap Spanish GP fighting with the KTM duo of long-time leader Brad Binder and Jack Miller and only moved into the lead on lap 21. The Ducati rider kept a relentless Binder at bay to score his second grand prix win of the year to retake the lead in the

MotoGP Spanish GP: Bagnaia beats Binder in tense red-flagged race

Bagnaia spent a lot of the 24-lap Spanish GP combating with the KTM duo of long-time chief Brad Binder and Jack Miller and solely moved into the lead on lap 21.

The Ducati rider stored a relentless Binder at bay to attain his second grand prix win of the 12 months to retake the lead within the standings after erstwhile championship chief Marco Bezzecchi crashed out.

Dash race winner Binder and Miller accomplished the rostrum to cap off a banner weekend for KTM, whereas Quartararo was tenth after an eventful afternoon for the Yamaha rider.

The race was red-flagged on the opening lap when Quartararo and RNF Aprilia’s Oliveira tangled at Flip 2.

Quartararo made a strong launch from sixteenth on the grid however discovered himself hemmed in between Bezzecchi – who had a slide exiting Flip 1 – and Oliveira.

The Frenchman might do nothing to keep away from contact with Oliveira, which took each riders down and introduced the crimson flags out because the air fence wanted changing as each riders required medical consideration.

Quartararo was in a position to stroll away with just a few ache in his leg, however Oliveira needed to be taken to the medical centre the place he was identified with a dislocated shoulder.

The incident was positioned underneath investigation and Quartararo was deemed to have been at fault, the Frenchman slapped with an extended lap penalty as he got here to the grid to take the restart.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

On the unique begin, poleman Aleix Espargaro acquired swamped by each KTMs and the identical factor occurred on the restart.

Binder grabbed the holeshot from Miller and Pramac’s Jorge Martin, with Aprilia’s Espargaro shuffled all the way down to fourth forward of Bagnaia.

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing, Miguel Oliveira, RNF MotoGP Racing crash

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Manufacturing unit Racing, Miguel Oliveira, RNF MotoGP Racing crash

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Bagnaia moved forward of each Espargaro and Martin on the opening lap to occupy a podium spot, whereas Miller threw his KTM up the within of Binder on the final nook on the second tour to take the lead.

Binder retaliated on the brakes into Flip 6 on lap 4, whereas Bagnaia would do the identical on Miller subsequent time round with an aggressive transfer that drew the ire of the Australian.

It additionally copped Bagnaia a one-place demotion from the stewards, who pressured the Ducati rider to give up second to Miller on lap eight.

All of this allowed Binder to take a lead of eight tenths initially of lap eight, although Miller was in a position to halve this hole come the tip of lap 11.

On lap 15, Bagnaia capitalised on Miller working extensive by means of Flip 12 to take second again and eased by means of on Binder into the final nook six excursions later having used the superior nook velocity he needed to reel the South African in.

Binder did not hand over his chase over the ultimate laps, however might do nothing to disclaim Bagnaia victory and a 22-point lead within the championship.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Miller was simply 0.898s adrift of Binder in third, with Martin fading 2.8s adrift on the chequered flag in fourth having been within the podium hunt within the first half of the race.

Aleix Espargaro was fifth forward of VR46 Ducati’s Luca Marini, whereas Dani Pedrosa (KTM) concluded his wildcard outing with a seventh in his first grand prix since Styria 2021.

Alex Marquez (Gresini Ducati), Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda) and Quartararo rounded out the highest 10.

Quartararo served his lengthy lap penalty on lap 4, however was pressured to take it once more when he ran out of penalty loop limits.

He rejoined in sixteenth after his second run by means of the lengthy lap lane, however salvaged tenth from team-mate Franco Morbidelli, who served an equivalent punishment having been deemed to have induced a collision within the dash race.

Fabio Di Giannantonio was twelfth for Gresini from Tech3 GASGAS’ Augusto Fernandez, Honda wildcard Stefan Bradl and RNF’s Raul Fernandez.

Marc Marquez’s Honda harm stand-in Iker Lecuona was sixteenth, whereas team-mate Joan Mir and LCR Honda’s Alex Rins crashed out.

There have been additionally late tumbles for Bezzecchi and Pramac’s Johann Zarco, whereas Maverick Vinales was pressured to retire on the final lap when the chain on his Aprilia broke.

Read More

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


Amidst the roaring engines and high-octane action of NASCAR, there lies an often overlooked side to the racing world—a camaraderie that sees drivers exchange...


Any hopes of seeing Jorge Masvidal collide with Jake Paul in a boxing ring at some point in the future went out the window...


Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore defends against Florida Panthers center Sam Reinhart (13) during the third period of Game 1 of the NHL...


Jorge Masvidal says Leon Edwards “just crossed a line” in their previous altercation at UFC London. It was back in March of 2019, at...


The greatest female fighter in MMA history returns to the Octagon on Saturday to defend her 135-pound title in the main event of a...


The Pittsburgh Penguins were officially eliminated from postseason contention Wednesday when the Islanders clinched the Eastern Conference’s final wild-card berth with a 4-2 win...


Thoughtful Media Group Inc acquires second company in Indonesia, Newave Strategic, a leading KOL management agency in Indonesia TMG onboards +10,000 Indonesia-based influencers onto...


Please update your browserYour browser isn’t supported anymore. Update it to get the best YouTube experience and our latest features. Learn moreGoogle ChromeMicrosoft EdgeOperaMozilla...

American Football

As the NFL Draft drew nearer in April and a swath of evaluators were falling in love with the prodigious talent of University of...


Adam WellsApril 5, 2023Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty ImagesThe Baltimore Orioles apparently weren't very concerned about Grayson Rodriguez's spring training struggles, as the right-handed pitcher is...


The 2022 NBA Draft started with three straight one-and-done players taken. Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren and Jabari Smith flew off the board after standout...


Erik BeastonMay 26, 2023WWE SmackDown Results: Winners, Live Grades, Reaction, Highlights from May 260 of 9The Bloodline's Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa appeared on...


Debating who should host the latest cover of the NFL video game franchise Madden has morphed into a fun annual summer debate. Usually, we...