The Italian thus approaches the pair Fabio Quartararo – Aleix Espargaró in the Championship.
Bagnaia returns strongly to the Championship
Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) has started this second part of the season, as he had concluded the first, specifically with a victory. As a result, the Italian, who was still 81 points behind Assen, returns to the Championship. Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia Racing Team), greatly weakened by the previous day’s crash, limited the damage by finishing ninth, behind leader Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™), penalized for a long lap recall.
Zarco eliminated prematurely
However, pole-sitter Johann Zarco (Prima Pramac Racing) had made a perfect start, except that five laps later the Frenchman lost control of his Desmosedici on the approach to Turn 8. His crash allowed Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) was suddenly taken away. the lead ahead of Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar), who immediately managed to make his way from the fourth row. Meanwhile, Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™) was staring down his long lap – a penalty that temporarily dropped him back to fifth.
Kidneys from first to seventh place
On lap six, Alex Rins took the lead over Jack Miller. The Catalan will lead for a while, eventually losing to the two official Ducatis, starting with Francesco Bagnaia. The people of Turin will never have to worry again.
Instead, the representative of the Suzuki Ecstar team was going to fall down the pecking order, overtaken in quick succession by Maverick Viñales (Aprilia Racing team), who had suffered a problem with his rear height device at the start and a Jorge Martín (Prima Pramac). Racing ) came back strong. In reality, the #42 was not at the end of his troubles as Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing MotoGP™) and even Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) got rid of him at the end. Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™) also had more difficulty…
Impressive lifts from Viñales and Bastianini
As the checkered flag approached, Enea Bastianini overtook Jorge Martín for fourth, while Maverick Viñales managed to slot in between the duo of Francesco Bagnaia and Jack Miller. The n°12 will launch an attack on the transalpine on the penultimate lap. But ‘Pecco’ retaliated immediately – the dice were cast!
A different eighth winner at Silverstone
Francesco Bagnaia thus won under the watch of Maverick Viñales and Jack Miller, his eighth victory in the premier category, the 200e Ducati podium in MotoGP™. Who also became the eighth consecutive winner at this track.
Enea Bastianini and Jorge Martín inherited the fourth and fifth positions. Miguel Oliveira was sixth ahead of Alex Rins. Fabio Quartararo, Aleix Espargaró, who gritted his teeth heroically and Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) completed this Top 10; the second tightest in MotoGP™.
The difference between Fabio Quartararo and Aleix Espargaró therefore amounts to 22 points. Francesco Bagnaia is on his side at 49 lengths. The next race will be held in two weeks in Austria.
Top 10 of the race:
1. Francesco Bagnaia (Team Ducati Lenovo)
2. Maverick Vinales (Aprilia Racing) + 0.426
3. Jack Miller (Team Ducati Lenovo) + 0.614
4. Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing MotoGP™) + 1,651
5. Jorge Martin (Premium Pramac Racing) + 1,750
6. Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) + 3,021
7. Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) + 3,021
8. Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™) + 3,819
9. Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) + 3,958
10. Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) + 6,646
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