MotoGP Results – 2022 MotoGP World Championship Round 9

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Fast-starter Fabio Quartaro blasted clear for victory at the Catalunya MotoGP, extending his title lead with a second win of the season.

But a big mistake by local star Alex Espargaro saw the Aprilia rider lose to second place after the race was over a lap early!

Supporting fans and waving at Turn 1 as the final lap began, Espargaro dropped to fifth place until realizing his big mistake.

At last taking the checkered flag, Aspergaro stopped with his head in his hands and was inconsolable as he returned to the pits.

This is not the first time such a mistake has been made in Barcelona, ​​usually due to a rider looking at the timing tower instead of looking at his own pit board.

That event moved George Martin, Johann Zarko and Joan Meir to second, third and fourth places.

Mugello was an early disaster for winner Francesco Bagania, who was joined by Alex Rins at Turn 1 of the race after losing in front of his LCR Honda under braking by Takaki Nakagami.

After slipping down the track, Nakagami’s head collided and then entangled in the Bagania’s rear wheel, causing its visor to explode and the Ducati Star down.

Then the Japanese rider’s bike side-swiped Rins. It was the second time in a week that Rins and Nakagami had become involved.

Fortunately, all were reported to have survived serious injuries, although Rins had a sore wrist and Nakagami was referred to a local hospital for medical examination.

Bagania briefly joined the Far Last before retiring for the third time this season.

As he had predicted, warm-up leader Maverick Vinales gambled on the soft rear tire from his eighth place on the grid, with Alex Marquez (starting last after missing qualifying due to a sharp practice fall) as the only other rider. who did not choose the medium. or difficult.

Everyone chose the middle front except KTM, in which the RC16 were tough.

Home star Espargaro topped FP2, FP3, FP4 and qualifying, before dropping to fourth in the warm-up.

Joined in the front line by Ducati’s Bagania and world champion Quartaro, Espargaro came under attack from Quartaro at the start of the race, while Bagania finished behind them.

The Yamaha rider quickly set a high speed, while Aspargaro lost another spot to George Martin.

By the time Espargaro took second from Martin, Quartaro had covered 3.4 seconds, with 15 laps left.

Tire consumption was expected to be a major issue, but Quartaro showed no sign of weakness, eventually extending their lead by more than 5 seconds, while Espargaro tried his best to keep Martin and Pramac Ducati teammate Zarco at bay. Of.

Martin, who would undergo hand surgery after this race, left Espargaro behind with nine laps to go and all three were close together, with Espargaro making another pass on Martin with 4 laps to go and second in the bag. Looked to get the spot…

Joan Mir announced to leave MotoGP at the end of the season since Jerez’s announcement after finishing 17th to fourth on the grid was Suzuki’s first race finish.

Luca Marini was sixth for the VR46 Ducati, with Winless seventh on the soft rear, ahead of KTM teammates Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira.

Alex Marquez produced an excellent ride from last to tenth, while rookies Remy Gardner, Darrin Binder and Raul Fernández all scored points – Fernández’s first in a premier-class.

Already battling Bagania’s DNF, it was even worse for Ducati when Marco Bizzucci, triple 2022 winner Enia Bastianini (seventh place) and then Gressini teammate Fabio Di Giannantonio crashed before the midway stage.

Stefan Bradl and Andrea Dovizioso also joined the DNF list.

Marc Marquez Was absent after being selected to have a fourth operation on his right hand. The eight-time recovering world champion is being replaced by HRC test rider Stephen Bradl.

An official post-race test will be held at the Barcelona circuit on Monday. George Martin will miss tests and have surgery to treat nerve problems in his right hand.

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