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Phillip Island Report

Phillip Island Report

MotoGP™ is back on Australia’s Phillip Island for the first time since 2019, and looking back we can safely say it was worth the wait. Creme de la Creme Motorcycles fought heart and soul ahead of the 2022 season slowly but surely ending.

Pramac Ducati racer Jorge Martin He started at the pole and did the first lap Marc Marquez on me. But in the first rounds, she ranked first Jack Miller in the center. He took advantage of that extra impulse to overtake teammate Francesco Bagnaia on lap five to finish third, which he wasn’t able to hold for long.

After finishing off the points win in Thailand, the hopes of Fabio Quartararo – current world champion and general classification leader – took a heavy blow ahead of the race in Australia. The Frenchman found himself only 19th on the seventh lap. He had previously miscalculated the Miller curve.

Ducati rider Jorge Martin is on top during the first laps.

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In the same curve (of the same name), Miller’s afternoon came to a dramatic end. Alex Marquez She collided with an Australian Ducati, denying her the chance to get a third MotoGP™ podium.

With ten laps remaining, the trio of Bagnaia, Márquez and Alex Rins were leading the field, but the top ten were all within a second of what would have been one of the most exciting races of the season.

Rins took the lead briefly on lap 21 while Marquez joined the leading group for fourth. However, a small corner error caused Stoner to briefly drop to fifth.

Five laps before the end was then Enea Bastianini in the spotlight. The Ducati rider was definitely the fastest in the final laps and initially settled in seventh. Meanwhile, Marc Marquez showed off his moves that earned him third place. In front of him, Reigns and Banya vied for victory.

Marc Marquez confirmed his top form with second place.

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On the last lap, Reigns took the lead and Marc Marquez was excited following his teammate to find himself in second. Although the pressure continued on Reigns, he failed to get past it. Third place went to Bagnaia, who now leads the overall standings. In the end, there were only eight tenths among the top seven drivers.

Marquez celebrated his first stage on the podium this season and the result shows that the eight-times world champion has bounced back from his injuries in early 2020.

Bastianini finished fifth, while Martin finished seventh, one place ahead of his teammate. Johann Zarko, is over. Red Bull KTM Factory rider Brad Binder I got the best result for KTM riders with 10th place.

MotoGP™ Australia – Results

  1. Alex Raines (Spain) – Suzuki

  2. Marc Marquez (Spain) – Honda

  3. Francesco Bagnaia (ITA) – Ducati

  4. Marco Pizzichi (ITA) – Ducati

  5. Enea Bastianini (ITA) – Ducati

  6. Luca Marini (ITA) – Ducati

  7. Jorge Martin (Spain) – Ducati

  8. Johann Zarco (France) – Ducati

  9. Alex Espargaro (Spain) – Aprilia

  10. Brad Bender (SA) – KTM

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