A good race for Ducatis who suffer from tire degradation and take second and third position with Zarco and Bagnaia. Vinales wins the first MotoGP race of the year. Big mistake for Mir in the end.
A thrilling MotoGP race today won by Vinales. The Spanish didn’t start well but managed to pass the opponents and win the race. Behind him, Zarco and Bagnaia take the last steps on the podium on the last straight from Mir. A lot of problems for Ducati and Yamaha Petronas with Miller, Morbidelli and Rossi who lost a lot of positions from the start. Let’s see the main events.
THE CHRONICLE OF THE RACE
The race starts and it’s all red. 4 Ducatis in the first 4 places with the Yamahas behind. In the first turns Petrucci crashes, while Morbidelli loses a lot of positions dropping from 7th to 18th. Also, Nakagami falls in turn 9 on the 7th lap. Some problems also for Rossi, who is 12th in the middle of the race. Alex Marquez crashes on the 14th lap, leaving LCR Honda without any driver on the track.
Protagonists in the last 8 laps are Bagnaia and Vinales, who fight for the first position in every turn. On the 15th lap, Vinales wins the duel and one lap later Johann Zarco takes the second position from Bagnaia. In the end, Mir takes the second step on the podium and Bagnaia drops fourth with Zarco in front of him. But the race finishes under the checkered flag and in the last straight both Zarco and Bagnaia overtake Mir.
MANY ABSENTS AND AN AMAZING ROOKIE
A lot of drivers had problems and lost positions. Starting from Morbidelli and Rossi, who lost a lot of positions from the start. Also, Miller was a bit subdued and ended 9th. As expected Repsol Honda Team wasn’t a protagonist, with the official riders finishing 8th and 11th. Surprisingly another Ducati rider, Jorge Martin, fought for the podium at the start but finished 15th. Amazing performance for Enea Bastianini, who finished 10th after being 18th on the second lap.