Italian Enea Bastianini has held off his compatriot Francesco Bagnaia from a 5th straight win in MotoGP. Bastianini passed Bagnaia on the final lap of the Aragon GP and cheered.
Bagnaia had won the previous 4 GPs and climbed to 2nd place in the World Cup standings.
Crash WK-Unfortunately Quartararo
World champion and World Cup leader Fabio Quartararo already crashed hard in the 1st lap at Motorland Aragon after a collision with Spaniard Marc Márquez, who made his comeback in front of his home crowd and had a flashy start from 13th place. Márquez overtook a lot of drivers outside, but then hit Quartararo’s Yamaha. A few turns later he also touched the Japanese Takaaki Nakagami, who, like Quartararo, was thrown from his bike.
For the Frenchman and the Japanese, the race was over immediately. Quartararo stumbled back into the pit lane. Márquez had to leave the race with a broken Honda engine. The 29-year-old Spaniard, 6-time world champion in MotoGP, had missed the last 6 grands prix due to an arm injury.
Quartararo still leads the World Cup with 211 points, but saw his lead over Bagnaia dwindle to 10 points with 5 grands prix to go. The Spaniard Aleix Espargaró is also fully participating in the battle for the world title with 194 points. Bastianini is 4th with 163 points.