MotoGP: Martin wins at Le Mans and extends, mocking Bagnaia


By John

AND' Jorge Martin the protagonist of the French Grand Prix weekend, the fifth round of the world championship. At Le Mans the Spaniard, after having conquered pole position and won the Sprint race yesterday, today won the grand prix and further increased his lead in the general classification with 38 points over Bagnaia and 40 up Marquez And Bastianini. Behind the Spaniard of Ducati Pramac, Marc Marquez (with the Ducati of the Gresini team) which he relegated with an overtaking at the last corner Francesco Bagnaia in third place. And to say that the Turin driver had started well, immediately taking the lead and remaining in command for 21 of the 27 laps, followed closely by Martin who overtook him on lap 21 and then took off towards victory; Bagnaia was then also overtaken at the end by Marquez, protagonist of a comeback race. Bagnaia had to settle for the podium and will have other opportunities to make up for it, perhaps as early as the next race in Catalonia. Fourth place for the Ducati of Enea Bastianini, who had to serve a penalty in the race for a poorly aimed attack on Aleix Espargaro. Fifth Maverick Viñales with Aprilia, sixth for an excellent result Fabio Di Giannantonio and seventh Franco Morbidelli, while the home crowd suffered from the withdrawal of their home idol, Fabio Quartararo. Last place for Luca Marini.

«Today I was the best. I'm very happy – Martin commented at the end of the race – The bike was perfect, I want to thank the team for this. Despite a few falls, the team prepared her perfectly. To do a double here at Le Mans is fantastic.” Despite the final mockery Bagnaia is nevertheless satisfied: “I tried, I gave everything, I tried to manage from the start but the other two in the last two laps had something more – his words – I'm happy to have finished the race after two seasons in which I hadn't managed to do so. result is quite good considering how it went yesterday. Today I'm happy, now let's think about the next race and I'm sure we can go even better.” Marc Marquez was naturally satisfied: “It was a great comeback 'It took me a while to recover. The pace was there – he commented at the end of the race -. For five laps I tried to pass Pecco, he broke away hard, then at the end I tried, you know, that's how I am» .

In Moto 2 victory by Sergio Garcia. Behind the Spanish rider of the MT Helmets team they complete the hat-trick of motorbikes Boscoscuro, Ai Ogura (MT Helmets) e Alonso Lopez (SpeedUP). A victory that allows the Spaniard to take the lead in the general classification by taking advantage of the contemporary fourth place of Joe Roberts, now seven points behind Garcia. Also in the top ten Aldeguer, Arbolino (eighth), Arenas And Guevara.

In Moto 3, however, victory by David Alonso (CFMOTO Gaviota Aspar Team) who beat his main rival in the fight for the world title Daniel Holgado (Red Bull GASGAS Tech3) who now has a single point lead. The podium is completed by third place Collin Veijer (Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP).