Action in 2022 MotoGP continues as Marc Marquez returns after a hiatus of more than 3 months and was involved in a couple of crashes at the 2022 Aragon GP. Amongst the chaos, it was Ducati’s Bastianini who performed brilliantly and stood at the top spot of the podium. Unfortunately, things didn’t turn out as expected for the defending world champion, Fabio, who crashed out of the race.
Quartararo started 6th and ahead of him was Marc Marquez. It was at turn 1 when the Spaniard had a moment with his rear tyre skidding and hence slowing down the rider a bit. Quartararo was right at the tail of Marquez and had no time to react. He slammed into the rear of the Honda rider and crashed. The Frenchman suffered burns on his chest but thankfully did not sustain any serious injuries.
This incident damaged Marquez’s motorcycle which locked its rear wheel at turn 7 causing another rider, LCR Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami, running into the back of the Honda in a similar fashion as the Yamaha and crashing out of the race. Post this, Marquez also retired.
While these incidents were unfolding, another thrilling drama for the top positions was happening on the track. Bagnaia and Bastianini were giving a tough fight to each other and their battle for the first position continued till the end of the race. It was Bastianini who made a bold move in the last lap and took the lead and crossed the chequered flag first with Bagnaia 0.042 seconds behind him.
The 3rd spot was secured by Aprilila’s Aleix Espargaro who overtook Binder. It was all Ducati riders from 5th to 8th positions. Alex Rins on his Suzuki finished 9th whereas the top 10 list was closed by Marco Bezzecchi.