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Rins wins in Valencia and Bagnaia is crowned MotoGP world champion

A ninth position was enough for Bagnaia to become champion, as the Frenchman fabio quartararo (Yamaha YZR M 1), who was only worth the victory to have some mathematical option, finished in fourth place.

The Spaniard Alex Rins (Suzuki GSX RR) was surprised at the start, who from the second row took the lead at the end of the straight ahead of the around the “Pole position“, the also Spanish Jorge Martín (Ducati Desmosedici GP22) and the Australian Jack Miller (Ducati Desmosedici GP22) and the Spanish Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V).

[Clasificación del Mundial de MotoGP]

Fight of Titans

At that time, Frenchman Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha YZR M 1) was fifth, followed by his rival and championship leader, Italian Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Desmosedici GP22), who on the second lap they got ahead of each other up to four timescoming to touch and losing one of the wings the Ducati of the Italian.

In just two laps there was already a well-defined quartet ahead, with Alex Rins, Jorge Martín, Marc Márquez and Jack Miller, already pursued almost two seconds behind by a group led by Bagnaia in which Quartararo was also, who was only worth the victory to be able to aspire to the MotoGP world title, until that moment in the hands of the Italian.

in the fourth round Fabio Quartararo managed to overtake Bagnaia, who unsuccessfully tried to recover the positionwith the clear intention on the part of the Frenchman to try to reach the quartet that had already taken a certain advantage at that time.

Problems in Aprilia

The third in discord of the championship did not have much luck in those initial laps, Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia RS-GP), who was gradually losing positions until having to enter the workshop street to withdraw with technical problems.

Quartararo managed to get rid of the pressure from Bagnaia and little by little he advanced in the time differences with respect to the leading quartet by running almost half a second faster than them in some of the laps, always with Alex Rins in command of the race.

On the tenth turn the test lost one of its main protagonists because Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V), then fourth, went down the drain into turn eight and the South African Brad Binder (KTM RC 16) had already “get rid” of a quiet Bagnaia in sixth position.

[Calendario y resultados de MotoGP]

With sixteen laps to go and riding just two tenths faster than the leading trio, Fabio Quartararo did not “find the accounts”, although the Frenchman did not stop pulling hard to try to catch up, already leading behind his slipstream the South African Binder.

Like Aleix Espargaró, his teammate, Maverick Vinales also had to take the path of workshops with technical problems on his Aprilia RS-GP when he was riding very far back.

Ten laps from the end, on the eighteenth lap, Brad Binder caught up and overtook Fabio Quartararo, who stuck to him, knowing that the South African’s pace was faster than his and that would allow him to reach the leading trio before.

Behind“Pecco” Bagnaia did not have a good rhythm and was gradually losing positions, first against the Portuguese Miguel Oliveira (KTM RC 16) and then with the Italians Luca Marini (Ducati Desmosedici GP22) and Enea “La Bestia” Bastianini (Ducati Desmosedici GP21), although Bagnaia recovered a position when his teammate crashed out ahead of team, Jack Miller when Binder was put in the wake of Jorge Martín.

Nobody could get close to Alex Rins, who masterfully closed his journey with Suzuki, seconded on the podium by Brad Binder and Jorge Martín.

Fourth place went to Quartararo, ahead of Portugal’s Miguel Oliveira (KTM RC 16), Joan Mir (Suzuki GSX RR), Luca Marini, Enea Bastianini, “Pecco” Bagnaia and Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha YZR M 1) closing the top ten positions.

Raúl Fernández (KTM RC 16) finished in twelfth position, with Alex Márquez (Honda RC 213 V), seventeenth.

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