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German MotoGP: Quartararo wins as Bagnaia crashes out | Autocar India

Written by Gulati

That is the primary time Honda has failed to attain any factors within the premier class for the reason that 1982 French Grand Prix.

Fabio Quartararo took a dominant win on the Sachsenring to additional stretch his MotoGP championship lead. That is the primary time since 2010 that the German GP featured somebody apart from a Repsol Honda rider on the highest step of the rostrum.

●     Bagnaia crashes out once more

●     Miller takes podium regardless of long-lap penalty

●     Technical points finish Vinales’ race

Quartararo dominates at Sachsenring

Quartararo dominated the race, along with his solely rival within the opening levels being Francesco Bagnaia. The Ducati rider, nevertheless, crashed out on Lap Three at Flip 1, giving Quartararo free reign. The crash successfully ended Bagnaia’s title hopes, with this being his third Did Not End (DNF) in a row.

After this third place end on the Catalunya GP, Pramac Racing’s Johann Zarco impressed once more with a second place end in Germany.

Rollercoaster of feelings for Ducati

Whereas Bagnaia was out, Ducati did have some motive to rejoice, with Jack Miller on the rostrum. He was hit with a protracted lap penalty for ignoring a yellow flag in Q2 when Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro had gone down.

Taking the penalty early on within the race on lap 4, Miller nonetheless managed to attain the final spot on the rostrum making his well beyond the likes of Jorge Martin and Luca Marini. What additionally helped him was Maverick Vinales’ rear experience top machine malfunctioning, forcing him to retire prematurely after charging from ninth to fourth on the grid behind his Aprilia teammate, Aleix Espargaro.

Weekend to neglect for Honda and Suzuki

This weekend marked the primary time that Honda failed to attain any factors within the premier class for the reason that 1982 French Grand Prix, which they boycotted as a consequence of security causes. Between Marc Marquez recovering, Takaaki Nakagami crashing, Alex Marquez retiring and Stefan Bradl failing to attain any factors, Honda discovered themselves on this deplorable state of affairs.

Suzuki had been no higher this weekend with Alex Rins already out of rivalry as a consequence of a damaged wrist and Joan Mir crashing at Flip 1 on Lap Three of the race, seconds after Bagnaia.

2022 MotoGP Championship standings

Quartararo got here into this race with a 22 level lead over his rivals. One other dominant victory, whereas his closest rival Aleix Espargaro completed fourth, meant his championship lead has now prolonged to 34 factors over the Aprilia rider. 

2022 German MotoGP outcomes

2022 German MotoGP outcomes
Pos Rider Crew
1 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha
2 Johann Zarco Pramac Racing
3 Jack Miller Ducati
4 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia
5 Luca Marini Mooney VR46 Racing
6 Jorge Martin Pramac Racing
7 Brad Binder Purple Bull KTM
8 Fabio Di Giannantonio Gresini Racing
9 Miguel Oliveira Purple Bull KTM
10 Enea Bastianini Gresini Racing
11 Marco Bezzecchi Mooney VR46 Racing
12 Raul Fernandez Tech3 KTM
13 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha
14 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha RNF
15 Remy Gardner Tech3 KTM
16 Stefan Bradl Repsol Honda
NC Pol Espargaro Repsol Honda
NC Maverick Vinales Aprilia
NC Takaaki Nakagami LCR Honda
NC Alex Marquez LCR Honda
NC Darryn Binder Yamaha RNF
NC Francesco Bagnaia Ducati
NC Joan Mir Suzuki

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