A serious mistake by Aleix leaves him off the podium

He stopped his motorcycle as soon as he passed the finish line and put his head in his hands.

A serious mistake by Aleix leaves him off the podium

He stopped his motorcycle as soon as he passed the finish line and put his head in his hands. Aleix Espargaró, who had secured second place. Serious mistake of the Aprilia rider who thought he had finished the race a lap early and stopped giving gas. As he greeted the public he was overtaken by Zarco and Mir. He saved fifth place but left dejected to the box, crying and knowing that he had given away nine points, distancing himself by 22 points from Quartararo, who was the winner of the race. The podium was completed by Jorge Martín and Zarco.

Accidental exit in Montmeló. Takaaki Nakagami went to the ground taking Alex Rins ahead when a turn had not yet been completed.

The Japanese, in that fall, hit Pecco Bagnaia's rear wheel with his helmet, who also fell to the ground although he was able to recover. Nonetheless, the Italian returned to the track although he was forced to retire a couple of laps later, knowing that he had no chance in the race. Bradl's fall, amid so much emotion, seemed inconsequential. "He can't do what he does. He is a super aggressive driver, I think he is the dirtiest of all on the grid », Rins complained of Nakagami after being involved in a similar situation in Muguello, last week. Fourth consecutive race without scoring for the Suzuki rider at a time when he needs to show himself to find a team next year after the decision of the Japanese factory to withdraw at the end of the year.

Fabio Quartararo decided to attack Aleix Espargaró from the start, the favorite to win in Montmeló. The Catalan had been the best in free practice 2, 3 and 4, in addition to achieving pole, beating all records on the circuit. The Frenchman immediately placed first and Jorge Martín, who was also having a good weekend, also overtook Aleix's Aprilia. There were 17 laps to go and the favorites were suffering. Bastianini crashed, the second in a row, and a lap later Di Giannantonio also crashed. The two Gresini Team riders out of the race.

At the meridian of the race it seemed clear that the race would be won by Quartararo, who had escaped and was riding alone. Aleix and Martín were opposed to completing the box, while Zarco remained on the lookout. In a World Championship in which the satellite teams are obtaining good results, it is not surprising that Martín stood up to Aleix and put his Ducati ahead. Dovizioso retired with seven laps to go. Quartararo was leading with his Yamaha, the slowest bike on the grid in Montmeló, which has one of the longest straights in the World Championship. Curious. Aleix was not willing to lose points and with four laps to go he overtook Martín again. On the last lap came Aleix's mistake and Quartararo's victory.

Great end of the race with a spectacular duel between Celestino Vietti, leader of the World Championship, and Arón Canet, who was overtaken by the Italian on the last lap with just a few corners to go. With this victory, Vietti already has 24 points over Canet and 16 over Ogura. The podium was completed by Augusto Fernández, who, benefited by the fall of Joe Roberts, rose to fourth position. Acosta was sixth; eighth Alonso López in front of Manu González. Navarro and Aldeguer scored. «I feel very good because after the difficult conditions due to the high temperatures it is good to be back on the podium again. We'll see in the next race how we're doing”, explained Canet at the end of the race.

Izan Guevara's third victory in Moto3 with a race based on his good pace, decisive with six laps to go, at which point he broke away and entered the finish line alone. However, the great protagonist has been David Muñoz, who at 16 years old has been second in his second race. Suzuki completed the podium to the detriment of leader García Dols who now maintains a 16-point lead over Guevara in the general classification. Dennis Foggia saw how the World Cup practically slipped away from him when on the sixth lap the chain came off, penalizing him with a new zero. Regarding the rest of the Spanish, Carlos Tatay was sixth, Masiá eighth, Fernandez 10th, Artigas 11th, Ortola 19th and Ana Carrasco 22nd. Marcos Uriarte has crashed six laps from the end. “It was a fantastic race, it was a very good result for the championship. In the end, I had the rhythm, the strategy was good and this is the line to follow”, commented the winner of the race, Izan Guevara.

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