Pecco Bagnaia emerges victorious from the MotoGP Australian Grand Prix weekend. The Ducati rider from Turin, who finished second at the finish of the Phillip Island race, which took place on Saturday 21 October due to a bad weather warning, picked up another 9 precious points over Jorge Martin, moving up +27 in the world rankings.
The Spaniard from the Pramac team finished in fifth place, having paid for the choice of a soft tire at the rear. The tire’s drop in performance after dominating the race meant it lost the lead it had built up and was overtaken on the final lap by winner Johann Zarco (Pramac), Bagnaia second, Di Giannantonio (Gresini). Racing, who took a beautiful podium, and the never-tamed Brad Binder (KTM), who brought the beautiful race to life.
Jorge Martin, with 4 consecutive successes in the last 4 sprint races, intended to make up for lost time the next day, but very strong winds and rain led to the cancellation of the mini-race scheduled for Sunday 22. October, at 4 am Italian time, just in time for weather warnings.
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The battle between Pecco Bagnaia and Jorge Martin will spark the final 4 Grand Prix, with 4 races and 4 sprint races worth 148 points. The first meeting is already scheduled for next week, on Sunday 29 October, at the Thai Grand Prix in Chang (live on TV at 10am). November’s challenges will be equally important: the 12th Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang (live at 9am), the 19th in Qatar, Losail (live at 4pm) and the 26th in Valencia, the grand finale at Circuit Ricardo Tormo live from 14:00.
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