We are at the final sprint of the World Championship, missing 6 Grand Prix, and Aragon has always represented a hunting ground for the Spanish riders, Marc Marquez above all, who gets to four victories on this spectacular track with the one obtained today.

It ended up being a weekend full of twists worthy of a Hollywood action film. For us the main events are Brad Binder in Moto2 who finally unveils its concreteness, author of both pole and victory and in MotoGP the Suzuki, again at the top with the podium of Iannone followed by Rins fourth. But let’s go in order.

Let’s start from Moto3, which sees the pole and victory of Jorge Martin. Uphill race for our Sakart family riders of the category but still positive results for the rookie Raul Fernandez, wild card, who finishes 17 ° immediately followed by Darryn Binder, while the young Japanese rider Masaki finishes the race 21st.

Great rider attempt in Moto2 for our Brad Binder. After having conquered his first pole position in Moto2, the South African fights for the leadership of the race and, after a duel during the first laps with Alex Marquez (Team EG0,0 Marc VDS), he overtakes him and takes off, dominating the GP and closing with 1.5 seconds on Bagnaia and 2 on Baldassarri. Fourth Alex Marquez. With this second win of the season Brad keeps the third place in the overall standings, demonstrating a maturity and awareness in his ever-increasing means that will lead him to be a sure protagonist in 2019 with KTM Red Bull.
 

 

The MotoGP has seen the premature exit of an – until then – excellent Jorge Lorenzo, author of the pole, but badly crashed and flew too by his Ducati, like an old 500 2-stroke, at the first corner and taken away on a stretcher for a slight injury. The protagonists then become his teammate Dovizioso and the usual Marc Marquez, who start a battle that will last until the end of the race and which will see the supremacy of the Spanish rider. We are now to pure science fiction with abnormal braking with rear tires raised, at 175 bpm and 30 degrees of air temperature, they’re Martians.

But between the two, the two great Suzuki got in the way, with a great race pace, first Rins and then Iannone, able to withstand the pace imposed by the first two for the entire race. Five laps from the end Iannone can even for a moment put them behind him, with an incredible double overtaking. Unfortunately, Suzuki’s top speed remains a small handicap and competitors reach him in the long straight. At the checkered flag Iannone will be third and Rins fourth, after having enjoyed the GP as real protagonists. Amazing Blue feeling. The first Blue Japanese of the race, given the by now usual chronic difficulties of the two Yamaha factory. Today Suzuki is confirming, directly on track, not yet in the standings to date, to be the third power of the World Championship after Honda and Ducati.

Next step will be the first Thai GP in history in the World Championship, first of the four Asian trips, along with Motegi, Phillip Island and Sepang. It’s a track, the Thai GP one, which is new for everyone, and will take out the best rider/bike package in the world or the complete surprise.

Stay tuned!

Photo ©Sebas Romero KTM Media Library

Photo ©Gold & Goose KTM Media Library