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  • MotoGP Spanish: Francesco Bagnaia Claims First Victory of The Season at Jerez

  • Pole sitter Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo) claimed his first victory of the 2022 season at the Circuito de Jerez on May 1, 2022.
    It is his first win since the 2021 Valencian GP and first victory in Jerez.
    Fabio Quartararo (Monster Yamaha) finished 2nd behind Francesco Bagnaia by 0.285 seconds and was back-to-back podiums following Portuguese GP.
    Both riders Bagnaia and Quartararo led the race 1-2 and reached the chequered flag.
    Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) battled for the 3rd place with Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo) and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda).
    Jack Miller was running in 3rd following the leaders Bagnaia and Quartararo. Marc Marquez overtook Jack Miller on lap 21 and moved up to 3rd, but lost the front for a moment at turn 13. Aleix Espargaro, who was running in 5th, passed both riders when Marc Marquez lost the front.
    Finally, Aleix Espargaro took 3rd, Marc Marquez finished 4th and Jack Miller was 5th.
    Joan Mir (Suzuki Ecstar) completed the top six having closed in on that podium battle late on.
    Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda) was 7th in the end after his strong start. Enea Bastianini (Gresini Ducati) could only manage 8th ahead of Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Ducati). Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM) completed the top 10.

    Francesco Bagnaia said, “I was very worried about the race because this morning in the warm-up I was without painkillers, and I was struggling,” Bagnaia said when asked about his shoulder. But then Clinica Mobile always has something good to give to you, and that helped me. Just the last part of the race was difficult because all the braking is in the right apart from the last corner. Turn 6 was very difficult to stop the bike because it was like someone was putting pressure on my [shoulder] and it was painful. I was more optimistic during the test, but arriving to the first race the reality was a bit different and I started struggling a bit. But I think we did a good thing in stopping trying to adapt this bike to me and just leaving the bike the same, riding. For sure this bike needed a different riding style because now I can be faster in the corners. So, it's a bit different. But finally I think that I'm back to my best shape like I was last year and I would like to continue like this now, not losing points.”

    Red Bull Spanish Grand Prix Race Results
    1. Francesco Bagnaia / Ducati Lenovo / 41m 0.554s
    2. Fabio Quartararo / Monster Yamaha / +0.285s
    3. Aleix Espargaro / Aprilia Racing / +10.977s
    4. Marc Marquez / Repsol Honda / +12.676s
    5. Jack Miller / Ducati Lenovo / +12.957s
    6. Joan Mir / Suzuki Ecstar / +13.934s
    7. Takaaki Nakagami / LCR Honda / +14.929s
    8. Enea Bastianini / Gresini Ducati / +18.436s
    9. Marco Bezzecchi / Mooney VR46 Ducati / +18.830s
    10. Brad Binder / Red Bull KTM / +20.056s
    11. Pol Espargaro / Repsol Honda / +20.856s
    12. Miguel Oliveira / Red Bull KTM / +23.131s
    13. Alex Marquez / LCR Honda / +25.306s
    14. Maverick Viñales / Aprilia Racing / +27.358s
    15. Franco Morbidelli / Monster Yamaha / +27.519s
    16. Luca Marini / Mooney VR46 Ducati / +29.278s
    17. Andrea Dovizioso / WithU Yamaha RNF / +35.204s
    18. Fabio Di Giannantonio / Gresini Ducati / +35.361s
    19. Alex Rins / Suzuki Ecstar / +38.922s
    20. Remy Gardner / KTM Tech3 / +43.378s
    21. Lorenzo Savadori / Aprilia Racing / +44.299s
    22. Jorge Martin / Pramac Ducati / +67.681s

    Photo by MotoGP
  • source : MotoGP
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