Rins and Miller accomplished the rostrum, whereas Marc Marquez prices from final to sixth.
Gresini Racing’s Enea Bastianini has reclaimed the 2022 MotoGP championship lead after taking victory on the Circuit of the Americas (COTA). Suzuki’s Alex Rins pipped Ducati rider Jack Miller for second place, whereas returning champion Marc Marquez produced a spirited cost from final to sixth place.
- Bastianini retakes championship lead
- Rins finishes 2.058 seconds behind in second
- Miller completes podium
Bastianini wins at COTA
It was Miller who led majority of the race after a robust begin. Bastianini handed Francesco Bagnaia to maneuver as much as third place on Lap 1. By lap 12, he discovered a well beyond Jorge Martin to take second place, with Miller following him shortly after.
With 5 laps to go, Bastianini ducked into the slipstream of Miller and took the lead at Flip 12. Displaying that late-race tempo that he’s identified for, Bastianini then set about stretching his lead out at entrance. He had a transparent run to the end line to turn into the primary repeat winner this season.
Miller, as an alternative, needed to swap focus to defending his place from Rins. After tussling on the final lap, Rins obtained an excellent run out of Flip 18 and pipped second place from Miller. Joan Mir ended up fourth, adopted by Bagnaia.
Marquez’ cost to sixth place
With medical doctors giving him the all-clear to go racing, Marquez made his MotoGP return at COTA. Sadly, a technical difficulty noticed him undergo a nightmare begin as he dropped from ninth to lifeless final.
However the eight-time world champion staged a spirited comeback. By Lap 5, he was already as much as P13 and he then handed his Honda teammate Pol Espargaro two laps later to interrupt into the highest 10. He then picked off Aleix Espargaro and reigning champion Fabio Quartararo.
Each Marquez and Quartararo battled it onerous for sixth place, however Marquez was in a position to fend off the Yamaha rider to carry on to the place. Regardless of his stellar cost up the order, Marquez will however look again on the race as a misplaced alternative to attain huge factors after displaying race-leading tempo.
Pole sitter Jorge Martin ended up eighth, adopted by Johann Zarco and Maverick Vinales.
MotoGP 2022 championship standings
After following up his Qatar GP win with one other victory at COTA, Bastianini as soon as once more takes the championship lead by 5 factors from Rins. Argentina MotoGP winner Aleix Espargaro is third total, six factors behind Rins.
The European leg of the championship will now kick off in Portugal on April 24.
2022 Americas MotoGP outcomes
|2022 Americas MotoGP outcomes|
|1||Enea Bastianini||Gresini Racing|
|6||Marc Marquez||Repsol Honda|
|8||Jorge Martin||Pramac Racing|
|9||Johann Zarco||Pramac Racing|
|13||Pol Espargaro||Repsol Honda|
|14||Takaaki Nakagami||LCR Honda|
|15||Andrea Dovizioso||WithU Yamaha RNF|
|17||Luca Marini||Mooney VR46 Racing|
|19||Raul Fernandez||Tech3 KTM|
|20||Remy Gardner||Tech3 KTM|
|21||Fabio Di Giannantonio||Gresini Racing|
|22||Darryn Binder||WithU Yamaha RNF|
|DNF||Marco Bezzecchi||Mooney VR46 Racing|
|DNF||Alex Marquez||LCR Honda|