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2022 Australian GP: Bagnaia leads championship standings as Quartararo crashes out | Autocar India

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Alex Rins clinches a victory for the retiring manufacturing unit Suzuki group, his first since Aragon in 2020.

As with the 2022 Thai GP held a fortnight in the past, MotoGP returned to the land down underneath for the primary time in three years. The Australian GP was an eventful race, to say the least, and noticed manufacturing unit Ducati rider, Francesco Bagnaia, lead the rider’s world championship standings for the primary time this 12 months. Suzuki’s Alex Rins charged to a memorable, if bittersweet, win for the soon-to-retire Hamamatsu manufacturing unit, ranging from 10th on the grid.

  • Bagnaia leads rider’s standings by 14 factors from Quartararo

  • Rins clinches victory on closing lap after beginning 10th

  • Marc Marquez clinches 100th MotoGP podium

Six Ducatis in prime 10

Francesco Bagnaia clinched the ultimate spot on the rostrum after main for a lot of the race, and paired with Fabio Quartararo crashing out, it meant that the Italian rider now leads the rider’s standings by 14 factors. Jack Miller, who was making a promising cost by means of the sector, was taken out of rivalry in his dwelling race after LCR Honda’s Alex Marquez misplaced management and rammed the Aussie off the observe, mockingly on the nook named after him!

Jorge Martin, who began the race from pole place, finally crossed the chequered flag in seventh place, simply forward of Pramac Racing teammate Johann Zarco. Marco Bezzecchi, who was topped Rookie of the Yr after the race, completed fourth, simply 0.5sec from third-placed Bagnaia. 

Victory for Suzuki; M. Marquez’s 100th podium

Alex Rins rode the Suzuki GSX-RR to a hard-fought victory for the final time on the Phillip Island circuit, after beginning 10th on the grid. This marked the primary win for the Spaniard because the 2020 Aragon GP. Whereas Suzuki is ready to retire from MotoGP on the finish of this season, Rins’ victory has ensured that it doesn’t go quietly into the night time. 

One other Japanese manufacturing unit that made a comeback to its podium-finishing methods is the Repsol Honda group. Marc Marquez, who completed second, stepped onto the premier-class podium for the 100th time. The Spaniard was the one rider within the prime three with the comfortable rear tyre, and to his credit score he managed to make the tyre final the race distance.

2022 MotoGP championship standings

One other disastrous weekend for the Monster Vitality Yamaha rider, Fabio Quartararo, noticed him relinquish his result in Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia. With simply two rounds left and the Italian’s 14-point lead, the 2021 MotoGP World Champion has his work reduce out for him. Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro has been seeing his personal hopes of a shock MotoGP rider’s title for the Noale-based manufacturing unit slip by means of his fingers as effectively, after his ninth-place end noticed his hole to the brand new chief stretch to 27 factors.

For its penultimate spherical this season, MotoGP will head to the Sepang Circuit in Malaysia, set to be held on October 23. 

2022 Australian MotoGP outcomes

2022 Australian MotoGP outcomes
Place Rider Staff
1 Alex Rins Suzuki
2 Marc Marquez Repsol Honda
3 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati Lenovo
4 Marco Bezzecchi VR46 Ducati
5 Enea Bastianini Gresini Ducati
6 Luca Marini VR46 Ducati
7 Jorge Martin Pramac Ducati
8 Johann Zarco Pramac Ducati
9 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia Racing
10 Brad Binder Pink Bull KTM
11 Pol Espargaro Repsol Honda
12 Miguel Oliveira Pink Bull KTM
13 Cal Crutchlow WithU Yamaha
14 Darryn Binder WithU Yamaha
15 Remy Gardner Tech3 KTM
16 Raul Fernandez Tech3 KTM
17 Maverick Vinales Aprilia Racing
18 Joan Mir Suzuki
19 Tesuta Nagashima LCR Honda
20 Fabio Di Giannantonio Gresini Ducati
NC Franco Morbidelli Monster Vitality Yamaha
NC Fabio Quartararo Monster Vitality Yamaha
NC Jack Miller Ducati Lenovo
NC Alex Marquez LCR Honda

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