Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia has scored his first win of the season at the 2022 Spanish GP. But it wasn’t easy as the reigning world champion, Quartararo, was right at his tail.
Bagnaia looked strong throughout the entire weekend. He scored the pole position and also won the 2022 Spanish GP. Bagnaia & Quartararo had a good start at the race but it was the Ducati rider who put full use of his pole position to his advantage and ensured he stayed ahead of the French rider on the Yamaha.
Throughout the entire race, Bagnaia made no mistake. Yes, the gap between him and Fabio kept on fluctuating but the Ducati rider eventually grasped his first MotoGP win of the season.
While Bagnaia and Quartararo secured the top 2 places, there was a battle going on for the 3rd position. Jack Miller was guarding the spot for many laps, however, Marc Marquez had his eyes on the podium. It was indeed challenging for the Spaniard to overtake Miller, who is extremely good at hard braking. Eventually, Marquez made a brilliant move and got past the Ducati.
It seemed that Marc Marquez would finally get a podium but apparently, his stars weren’t aligned. The Spaniard lost his front in a turn and hence went wide giving up his position. Thankfully, Marc saved the mishap and finished the race at 4th with Miller behind.
Taking advantage of this situation, Aleix Espargaro, who was right behind Jack Miller, moved from 5th to 3rd in a single corner. And he kept his Aprilia on the boil to make sure he crosses the chequered flag at the 3rd place.
Joan Mir finished 6th whereas Takaaki Nakagami crossed the line on his Honda at 7th place. The 8th and 9th spots were occupied by Ducati riders Bastianini and Bezzecchi respectively. Tenth was Binder on his KTM.