Bagnaia defended his title by winning the last race

Author of the article: , published on November 26, 2023.

Francesco Bagnaia is the winner of the last race of the season in Valencia. The Italian thus sovereignly confirmed his second world champion title. This was decided in the sixth lap, when Jorge Martin made a mistake in the fourth turn and crashed into the rear of Marc Marquez. Fabio Di Giannantonio and Johann Zarco joined him on the podium.

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He was fourth ahead of Brad Binder ahead of Raul Fernandez and Alex Marquez.

Franco Morbidelli finished seventh. Aleix Espargaro, Luca Marini and Maverick Vinales completed the top ten.

Eleventh was Fabio Quartararo. Takaaki Nakagami and Lorenzo Savadori finished in twelfth and thirteenth place.

The results:

posRacerCountryThe teamTime / Lag
1Francis BagnaiaITADucati (GP23)40m 58.535s
2Fabio DiGiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP22)+ 0.176s
3Johann zarcoFRABow Ducati (GP23)+ 0.360s
4Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+ 2.347s
5Raul fernandezSPARNF Aprilia (RS-GP22)+ 4.636s
6Alex MarquezSPAGresini Ducati (GP22)+ 4.708s
7Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+ 4.736s
8Alex EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP23)+ 8.014s
9Luca mariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)+ 9.486s
10Maverick VinalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP23)+ 10.556s
11fabio quartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+ 12.001s
12Takaaki NakagamiJPNHonda LCR (RC213V)+ 21.695s
13Lorenzo SavadoriITARNF Aprilia (RS-GP22)+ 43.297s
14Espargaro PolSPATech3 GASGAS (RC16)+2 rounds
 alex rinsSPAHonda LCR (RC213V)Resignation
 Jack MillerAUSRed Bull KTM (RC16)Resignation
 Enea BastianiniITADucati (GP23)Resignation
 Augusto FernandezSPATech3 GASGAS (RC16)*Resignation
 Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)Resignation
 George MartinSPABow Ducati (GP23)Resignation
 Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)Resignation

The best start was Francesco Bagnaia, who took advantage of the best starting position and kept the lead. Jorge Martin moved from sixth place to second place. At the beginning of the third lap, Martin went off the track while braking in the first turn and slipped to eighth place.

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The Spaniard then tried to regain the lost places with an aggressive drive, and on the sixth lap he made a mistake, crashed into the rear of Marc Marquez, and thus completely buried all hopes for the title of world champion.

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Francesco Bagnaia was then able to relax, which Brad Binder and Jack Miller took advantage of. Binder made a mistake in the fifteenth lap and slipped to sixth place. Just a few laps later, Jack Miller lost the lead with a crash in the tenth turn. Francesco Bagnaia was once again at the forefront, and he never let go of the lead.

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