MotoGP Thailand: Rainmaster Miguel Oliveira Wins at Wet Buriram
- OR Thailand Grand Prix took place at Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand on October 2, 2022.
But heavy rain delayed the race by almost an hour.
Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM) took his second victory of the 2022 season like the similarly rain-lashed Indonesian GP.
Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo) finished 2nd behind Miguel Oliveira by just 0.730s. His team-mate Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo) was 3rd.
World Championship leader Fabio Quartararo (Monster Yamaha) finished 17th and had no point. At this point, his Championship lead has been just two points over Francesco Bagnaia with three races remaining.
Johann Zarco (Pramac Ducati) was setting fastest lap after fastest lap to take 4th.
Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) was running 4th, but was overtaken by Johann Zarco on lap 21 and finally finished 5th.
Enea Bastianini (Gresini Ducati) was 6th, Maverick Vinales (Aprilia Racing) fiished 7th ahead of Alex Marquez (LCR Honda) and Jorge Martin (Pramac Ducati), with Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM) completing the top 10.
Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) was issued a Long Lap Penalty for early contact with Brad Binder, and finished 11th.
Pole sitter Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Ducati) led the race in beginning of the race, but gradually move down and finished 16th.
Miguel Oliveira said, “It was for sure long race, but I can't complain every time we get a chance to ride on the wet I'm always super fast, and for sure this race when it started raining I had flashbacks of Indonesia kind of but I tried to keep the feet on the ground and make a good start not mistakes and carry the bike to the end supper happy with this end of season win although if it's in the wet it's not in the conditions we prefer to win but anyway I'll take a win in any condition. There is no further explanation, just a comment that I would like to be more competitive in the dry… if its raining I'll take the advantage and increase that average. I could get to the point in the race where I was catching Jack a little and really analyse how my potential was to go a bit faster or to overtake him. The first impact, the first moment, the first ten minutes when you ride on the wet, that is very crucial. You can make the step and this first ten minutes of the race, they are the most important ones that give you the potential and also the education, feeling-wise, how fast you can push.”
OR Thailand Grand Prix Race Results
- Miguel Oliveira / Red Bull KTM / 41m 44.503s
- Jack Miller / Ducati Lenovo / +0.730s
- Francesco Bagnaia / Ducati Lenovo / +1.968s
- Johann Zarco / Pramac Ducati / +2.490s
- Marc Marquez / Repsol Honda / +2.958s
- Enea Bastianini / Gresini Ducati / +13.257s
- Maverick Viñales / Aprilia Racing / +14.566s
- Alex Marquez / LCR Honda / +14.861s
- Jorge Martin / Pramac Ducati / +15.365s
- Brad Binder / Red Bull KTM / +18.097s
- Aleix Espargaro / Aprilia Racing / +19.041s
- Alex Rins / Suzuki Ecstar / +19.659s
- Franco Morbidelli / Monster Yamaha / +22.439s
- Pol Espargaro / Repsol Honda / +23.646s
- Raul Fernandez / KTM Tech3 / +30.483s
- Marco Bezzecchi / Mooney VR46 Ducati / +33.466s
- Fabio Quartararo / Monster Yamaha / +34.072s
- Fabio Di Giannantonio / Gresini Ducati / +36.203s
- Cal Crutchlow / WithU Yamaha RNF / +36.532s
- Danilo Petrucci / Suzuki Ecstar / +42.508s
- Darryn Binder / WithU Yamaha RNF / +49.992s
- Tetsuta Nagashima / LCR Honda / +51.346s
- Luca Marini / Mooney VR46 Ducati / +2 laps
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