Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda
Team) won an exciting race at MotorLand Aragon in the Spanish MotoGP to extend
his championship lead. Movistar Yamaha MotoGP racers Jorge Lorenzo and
Valentino Rossi fought hard to come in 2nd and 3rd for a podium
After a scuffle off the line
through Turns 1 and 2 at a dry but cool MotorLand Aragon, it was Team Suzuki
Ecstar rider Maverick Viñales who emerged from the melee to turn his front row
start into the early lead in the race. With the front group close all the way
down to P8, Marquez soon struck to take the lead, before a wobble through Turn
7 saw the championship leader drop back into the group slightly, down to P5.
Lorenzo was the man on the chase behind new leader Viñales, with teammate
Valentino Rossi in very close company.
As the laps progressed, Lorenzo was way ahead of Viñales and caught teammate Rossi and took the lead. For Rossi, the missed opportunity is a
big one as he fights to close on title leader Marquez - dropping 9 points with
the championship leader taking the win.
Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) had
a solid ride to prove top Independent Team rider in fifth, just ahead of Misano
winner Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) - who had a more difficult race at
MotorLand but crossed the line in sixth to beat Aleix Espargaro (Team Suzuki
Ecstar) in the final stages, with brother Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech 3)
behind him in P8.
The race now moves on to Japan.
Pos. Rider Team Bike
1 Marc Marquez Repsol
Honda Team Honda
2 Jorge Lorenzo Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha
3 Valentino Rossi Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha
4 Maverick Viñales Team
SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki
5 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda Honda
6 Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda
7 Aleix Espargaro Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki
8 Pol Espargaro Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha
9 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
10 Stefan Bradl Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
11 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati
12 Michele Pirro Ducati Team Ducati
13 Hector Barbera Avintia Racing Ducati
14 Eugene Laverty Pull & Bear Aspar Team Ducati
15 Nicky Hayden Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda
16 Yonny Hernandez Pull
& Bear Aspar Team Ducati
17 Danilo Petrucci OCTO Pramac Yakhnich Ducati
18 Loris Baz Avintia Racing Ducati
19 Scott Redding OCTO Pramac Yakhnich Ducati
Source: MotoGP News
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