The French champion remains in command of the World Championship but the advantage is thinning Now the break: it will start again at Silverstone from 5 to 7 August
Fabio Quartararo’s first race mistake cost him dearly, who crashed at Assen (twice, the first after a few laps) and collected zero points, as he had never before this year. Francesco Bagnaia was ready to take the opportunity. The official Ducati rider started from pole and was perfect, he drove up to the last of the 26 laps and took the third win of 2022. After the weekend to forget with the tumble in Germany «today was special, I had to win to recover points – commented Bagnaia – and I really enjoyed it. Only halfway through the race did a few drops of water fall and I got a bit scared ». On the podium of the MotoGP, for the first time in his career, a very good Marco Bezzecchi climbed, on another Ducati, that of the Mooney VR46 team. He too is the result of the Riders Academy commissioned by Valentino Rossi, of whom he carried the flag in the lap of honor. Triumphal day for the Italian brands thanks to the third and fourth place of the two Aprilia, with Maverick Vinales and Aleix Espargaro, author of a fantastic comeback.
Quartararo remains the leader of the World Championship (172 points), but the chasing patrol has come closer. The Yamaha champion stumbled on his worst performance since the beginning of the season. Starting second on the grid, he lost a few positions and, in an attempt to recover, ended up on the ground twice, always at turn number 5. “My mistake – he explained talking about the first episode – I made a stupid mistake, as a beginner, with excessively aggressive braking. It is from mistakes that we learn, but it is a shame. This was not how I had imagined going on vacation. ‘ The world championship will restart from Silverstone on the weekend of 5-7 August.
Order of arrival: 1) Francesco Bagnaia (ITA / Ducati) in 40’25.205 2) Marco Bezzecchi (ITA / Ducati) at 0.444 3) Maverick Vinales (SPA / Aprilia) 1 “209 4) Aleix Espargaro (SPA / Aprilia) 2” 585 5) Brad Binder (RSA / KTM) 2 ”721.
Drivers’ World Championship: 1) Fabio Quartararo 172 points 2) Aleix Espargaro 151 3) Johann Zarco 114 4) Francesco Bagnaia 106 5) Enea Bastianini 105.
Order of arrival: 1) Augusto Fernandez (SPA/KTM) in 39’07”133 2) Ai Ogura (JPN/Honda) 0.660 3) Jake Dixon (GBR/GasGas) 0.725.
Drivers’ World Championship: 1) Celestino Vietti 146 points; 2) Augusto Fernandez 146; 3) Ai Ogura (JPN / Honda) 145.
Order of arrival: 1) Ayumu Sasaki (JPN/Husqvarna) in 37’28”371 2) Izan Guevara (SPA/GasGas) at 0.314 3) Sergio Garcia
Drivers’ World Championship: 1) Sergio Garcia 182 points; 2) Izan Guevara 179; 3) Dennis Foggia 115. –