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2022 Thai GP: Oliveira triumphs as Bagnaia cuts title deficit to only two factors | Autocar India

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Bezzecchi began from pole however in the end crossed the end line in 16th place.

The 2022 Thai GP, which noticed MotoGP return to the Land of Smiles for the primary time in three years, will go down as a pivotal race within the 2022 MotoGP World Championship. After a delay of just about an hour, on account of heavy rainfall, the race lastly received underway after the observe cleared up sufficient to race. As was the case within the Indonesian GP, Miguel Oliveira dominated this race in combined circumstances and took the win. Manufacturing unit Ducati duo, Miller and Bagnaia, accomplished the rostrum, with the latter lowering his deficit to the world championship chief, Fabio Quartararo, to only two factors. 

  • Oliveira costs by way of the sector from 11th to take the win

  • Bagnaia third, cuts title deficit to only two factors

  • Marquez takes one other prime 5 end

Quartararo’s loss is Bagnaia’s acquire

Fabio Quartararo, who began from fourth on the grid, was not capable of sustain the identical tempo within the combined circumstances current all through the race and in the end crossed the end line in 17th place, scoring no factors. Manufacturing unit Ducati rider Francesco Bagnaia capitalised on this, ending third and slicing his deficit to the present world champion down to only two factors. 

A tough-charging Miguel Oliveira emerged victorious, after ranging from 11th on the grid. Alex Marquez was the opposite shock rider of the race, beginning a distant 20th and crossing the chequered flag in eighth place. Jack Miller, who regarded on target to take a back-to-back win, needed to accept second place after he began seventh on the grid and fought tooth and nail with Oliveira. 

Aprilia Racing rider and championship contender, A. Espargaro made contact with Brad Binder, which handed him a long-lap penalty. The end result was that the lead Aprilia rider within the standings crossed the end line 11th however was nonetheless capable of acquire 5 factors to the championship chief, Fabio Quartararo. 

2022 MotoGP championship standings

Fabio Quartararo’s luckless and points-less 17th-place end noticed his title rivals claw again some floor, extra so within the case of Bagnaia. Bagnaia’s third-place end noticed him reduce his title deficit to only two factors. Regardless of ending a distant 11th, Aprilia Racing rider Aleix Espargaro continues to be very a lot within the title hunt, with three races and 75 factors up for grabs. 

For its subsequent race, MotoGP will head to the Phillip Island Circuit in Australia, set to be held on October 17. 

2022 Thai GP outcomes

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

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