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MotoGP: Jorge Martin’s Masterclass in the Wet: Closing In on MotoGP Championship Lead
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MotoGP: Jorge Martin’s Masterclass in the Wet: Closing In on MotoGP Championship Lead

By Score More In the 2023 MotoGP World Championship, Jorge Martin of Prima Pramac Racing has closed the gap on Pecco Bagnaia of Ducati Lenovo to just three points with six rounds remaining. Martin's performance at the Japanese Grand Prix was a masterclass, as he secured pole position, won the Sprint race, and claimed his first wet race victory in the feature-length race on Sunday. The race at Motegi was declared a flag-to-flag event as rain began to fall. The front runners pitted to switch to their wet setup machines as the rain intensified. Martin was the first to exit the pit lane but dropped to ninth on lap three when he ran wide under braking at Turn 11. However, he quickly regained his rhythm and worked his way through the traffic to regain the lead by lap six. Martin controlle...
MotoGP: Jorge Martin wins San Marino GP, Bagnaia third
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MotoGP: Jorge Martin wins San Marino GP, Bagnaia third

By Score More Jorge Martin of Spain secured victory in Sunday's San Marino MotoGP, narrowing the gap in the championship standings behind Italian world champion Francesco Bagnaia, who finished third just a week after a harrowing crash in Catalonia. Martin's win came as a result of his dominant performance on the Misano circuit, with Italy's Marco Bezzecchi, riding an unofficial Ducati, finishing second. Despite his recent accident in Barcelona, where Brad Binder miraculously escaped serious leg injuries, world champion Bagnaia took third place aboard a yellow Ducati designed by Aldo Drudi, paying tribute to the company's rich history in Bologna. Spain's Dani Pedrosa, riding for KTM, secured an impressive fourth-place finish. Following his victory in Saturday's sprint race, Martin no...
MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix: Chaos in the First Lap and World Leader Taken to the Hospital
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MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix: Chaos in the First Lap and World Leader Taken to the Hospital

By Score More The first lap of the Catalan Grand Prix was marked by a chaotic scene, with the crash of four riders and the reigning champion, Francesco Bagnaia, the world leader, involved in a dramatic accident. Bagnaia crashed on his own, being thrown from the bike and subsequently run over by Brad Binder, who couldn't avoid colliding with the Italian rider's legs. Bagnaia had to be taken away by ambulance and transported to the medical center for initial assessment. Johan Zarco, Marco Bezzecchi, Alex Márquez, Enea Bastianini, and Fabio Di Giannantonio also fell simultaneously, with Bastianini dragging the others down in his fall. Fortunately, Miguel Oliveira emerged unscathed from both incidents, and the race will be resumed after the track is cleaned up. However, Bagnaia and Bas...
MotoGP: Francesco Bagnaia Dominates Austrian Grand Prix, Extends Championship Lead to 62 Points
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MotoGP: Francesco Bagnaia Dominates Austrian Grand Prix, Extends Championship Lead to 62 Points

By Score More Francesco Bagnaia of the Ducati Lenovo Team showcased a commanding performance at the Austrian Grand Prix, solidifying his lead by an impressive 62 points. Starting from pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix, Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) shared the front row with Maverick Vinales (Aprilia Racing). Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) completed the front row, aiming to narrow the gap to Bagnaia. Bagnaia executed a remarkable start, leading the pack through the initial lap of the race. Brad Binder held second position and quickly sought an opportunity to challenge for the lead on the first lap. In the opening lap of the race, Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) surged into the third position. However, Maverick Vinales faced a setback, plummeting...
Francesco Bagnaia Dominates Austrian MotoGP Sprint Race, Extends Championship Lead
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Francesco Bagnaia Dominates Austrian MotoGP Sprint Race, Extends Championship Lead

  By Score More Francesco Bagnaia stretched his advantage over Jorge Martin, his closest contender, in the MotoGP championship by an impressive 46 points. This significant lead was solidified when he triumphed in the Austrian GP Sprint Race held on Saturday afternoon. Securing the second position was Brad Binder, the KTM rider, trailing the victor by two seconds. This duel took place just ahead of the main race scheduled for Sunday at the Red Bull circuit. Saturday's Austrian MotoGP Sprint Race saw Francesco Bagnaia seize the victory ahead of KTM's Brad Binder, who claimed the second spot. This achievement marked Bagnaia's fourth triumph in Sprint Races, further extending his dominance at the pinnacle of the rankings as he aspires to maintain his status as the reigning world ...
Moto GP : Miguel Oliveira starts from 8th for the Austrian GP
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Moto GP : Miguel Oliveira starts from 8th for the Austrian GP

By Score More Miguel Oliveira (RNF Aprilia) achieved the 8th best time in qualifying for the Austrian GP, which takes place this Sunday at the Red Bull Ring circuit in Spielberg. The Portuguese rider had secured a direct passage to the second phase of qualifying (Q2) yesterday, following his 10th combined time in the practice sessions, with a time of 1.29.160 minutes. On this Saturday, he improved his time to 1:28.966, starting from the 8th position for the sprint race on Saturday and the main race on Sunday. Italian Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati), the current leader in the standings, was the fastest and secured the pole position with a time of 1.28.539 minutes, ahead of Spanish Maverik Vinales (Aprilia, 1:28.576) and South African Brad Binder (KTM, 1:28.653).
Espargaro’s Triumph in British Grand Prix at Silverstone
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Espargaro’s Triumph in British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Aleix Espargaro demonstrated his prowess as he emerged victorious from a thrilling four-rider battle at a windy and showery Silverstone to claim the British Grand Prix title. The Catalan rider secured his second career win by a narrow margin of less than 0.8 seconds, outperforming all three of his close competitors. European manufacturers continued to dominate MotoGP, maintaining their stronghold in the series. Despite challenging conditions with cool temperatures and brief light rain, making high-speed maneuvers on slick tires perilous, the 34-year-old racer showcased exceptional skill. He executed a daring move, overtaking world champion Pecco Bagnaia into Maggotts curve on the final lap to secure the top spot. “I was super-committed, braked very late, and accelerated better than him...
MotoGP 2023: Alex Rins wins GP of the Americas
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MotoGP 2023: Alex Rins wins GP of the Americas

Alex Rins won in MotoGP in Austin, Bagnaia fell while leading and only 14 bikes finished the race, a real massacre. Miguel Oliveira shone and delighted fans with a fifth place finish. With cooler temperatures, 22 degrees Celsius in the air and a clear sky, the tire options for the 20-lap race of the Grand Prix of the Americas, the third scoring round of the MotoGP World Championship, remained the same. Having secured pole position on Saturday, reigning world champion Francesco Bagnaia headed the first row with Alex Rins and Luca Marini. Miguel Oliveira started from 15th position, and the main question was who would make it to turn 1 first. "Race highlights" As positions were starting to solidify on the second lap, Bagnaia was in the lead but unable to pull away from Rins, with Miller,...
MotoGP 2023 Argentina – Bezzecchi wins for his debut!
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MotoGP 2023 Argentina – Bezzecchi wins for his debut!

The MotoGP riders faced challenging grip conditions during the second race of the 2023 season, the Argentine Grand Prix. At the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit, it was 25 laps of high tension, culminating in Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46) winning for the first time in the premier class. Not only did the young Italian secure the team of Valentino Rossi's first victory in the category, but he also took the championship lead. Bezzecchi left no doubt that he would win the Argentine GP. Starting perfectly from the front row of the grid, the Mooney VR46 rider took the lead of the race immediately after the first corners and never let go. He built a good safety margin, riding a few tenths of a second faster than his pursuers and lap after lap, he accumulated a lead that reached over six seconds. W...
Portimao MotoGP: Francesco Bagnaia remains perfect in Portimao as he beats Maverick Vinales to victory
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Portimao MotoGP: Francesco Bagnaia remains perfect in Portimao as he beats Maverick Vinales to victory

Francesco Bagnaia wins the Portuguese Grand Prix after a dramatic race where there were thrills and spills. Marc Marquez started on pole position once again, battling for the holeshot at turn one, against the Ducati’s. At turn one it would be the home hero, Miguel Oliveira who led the way on his Aprilia. Marquez had a messy start, making contact into turn three, sending the Repsol Honda rider wide. On the exit of turn three, more contact was made between himself and Jorge Martin, sending Marquez down the field. Maverick Vinales made a great start, passing Marquez on the opening lap after his mistake, and sat in fourth position. Marquez quickly found a way passed the fellow Spaniard, after diving down the inside at turn five. Reigning MotoGP World Champion, Francesco Bagnaia had a saf...