MotoGP Spanish GP: Bagnaia Wins in Jerez, Marquez Secures Second Place in a Spectacular Showdown

Jorge Martin crashed out of the lead as MotoGP world champion Francesco Bagnaia held off Marc Marquez in an exciting Spanish Grand Prix.

By Divyam Dubey | on April 28, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

At the Spanish MotoGP, Francesco Bagnaia beat Marc Marquez in an exciting race to win. Marquez led the race at the start, with Jorge Martin, who is in first place in the championship, close behind. But Bagnaia quickly put up a strong fight, doing an amazing double pass on Martin and Marco Bezzecchi around turn six. Bagnaia took the lead on the first lap, but Marquez put pressure on him right away, giving Martin a short chance to challenge for the lead.

Even though Bagnaia made a mistake on the last corner of lap two, letting Martin briefly take the lead, he quickly took back charge. At the same time, rookie star Pedro Acosta had a setback when he lost several places after a fight with Johann Zarco at turn five. Dani Pedrosa's chances of finishing on the podium were dashed early on when he crashed. Meanwhile, Zarco was in another accident with Aleix Espargaro, which caused both riders to retire.

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The drama got worse when Martin, who was in a strong lead, crashed at turn six and was no longer in the race. With a large lead, Bagnaia now had to deal with a new threat: Marquez had moved up to second place and was setting a very fast pace to catch the winner. With ten laps to go, Marquez closed the gap and kept putting pressure on Bagnaia. Marquez stole the lead with a risky move at turn nine, but Bagnaia came back and took back the lead at turn 10.

Pos Rider Team Time
1 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati Lenovo 40m 58.053s
2 Marc Marquez Gresini Ducati +0.372s
3 Marco Bezzecchi VR46 Ducati +3.903s
4 Alex Marquez Gresini Ducati +7.205s
5 Enea Bastianini Ducati Lenovo +7.253s
6 Brad Binder Red Bull KTM +7.801s
7 Fabio Di Giannantonio VR46 Ducati +10.063s
8 Miguel Oliveira Trackhouse Aprilia +10.979s
9 Maverick Viñales Aprilia Racing +11.217s
10 Pedro Acosta Red Bull GASGAS Tech3 +20.762s
11 Raul Fernandez Trackhouse Aprilia +23.508s
12 Joan Mir Repsol Honda +23.584s
13 Alex Rins Monster Yamaha +28.452s
14 Takaaki Nakagami LCR Honda +29.049s
15 Fabio Quartararo Monster Yamaha +32.015s
16 Stefan Bradl Honda Test Rider +41.433s
17 Luca Marini Repsol Honda +43.323s
18 Augusto Fernandez Red Bull GASGAS Tech3 DNF
19 Jack Miller Red Bull KTM DNF
20 Franco Morbidelli Pramac Ducati DNF
21 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia Racing DNF
22 Jorge Martin Pramac Ducati DNF
23 Johann Zarco LCR Honda DNF
24 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia Racing DNF
25 Daniel Pedrosa Red Bull KTM DNF

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In a thrilling finish, Marquez made one last push, and Bagnaia responded by setting the fastest lap of the race. It was a photo finish, and Bagnaia won by the tiniest of gaps, ending an amazing fight with Marquez.

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