MotoGP. Martin wins Spanish GP sprint race, Quartararo on podium

The sprint race of the Spanish Grand Prix gave birth to a crazy scenario where world championship leader Jorge Martin (Ducati-Pramac) won at home.

Third on the grid, the reigning world vice-champion beat his compatriot Pedro Acosta (GasGas-Tech3) and the Frenchman Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha), who started from a very distant 23rd.E place.

Acosta the new dolphin

Since the start of the season, Martin has a 29-point lead over his new runner-up Acosta, an impressive second place overall for his second season in the elite.

Veteran Dani Pedrosa, KTM’s reserve rider who has an invite this weekend, and Italian Franco Morbidelli (Ducati-Pramac) completed the Top 5 of this 12-lap race.

A victim of a crash while leading the race, pole sitter Marc Marquez (Ducati-Gresini) eventually finished 7th.E after returning to the saddle.

Bagnaia on a mat

Many big names did not see the finish line at Jérez de la Frontera, including the outgoing two-time world champion Francesco Bagnaio (Ducati).

His Ducati team-mate Enea Bastianini, second in the championship before arriving in the paddock in Spain, also fell, as did South African Brad Binder (KTM) or Spaniards Alex Marquez (Ducati-Gresini) and Maverick Vinales, winner of the last GP two weeks ago in the United states.

The second Frenchman on the starting grid, Johann Zarco, fell at the very end of the race. The player from Cannes then took 5th placeE place on the handlebars of his modest Honda-LCR and eventually took 12th placeE.

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