Jorge Martin successfully converted the best starting position in the MotoGP sprint race into an important victory, with which he took away a large part of the advantage of Francesco Bagnaia, who finished the race only in seventh place. The difference between the two rivals for the title is now only 18 points. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1718181749862043948 Brad Binder and Luca Marini took second and third place in the race. Fourth was Marc Marquez, who attacked in the last lap and perfectly overtook Aleix Espargaro. Marco Bezzecchi was fifth, and Alex Marquez, Johann Zarco, and Jack Miller also made it into the top ten. For Martin, this is the fifth consecutive victory in the sprint race, and the seventh overall victory this season.
Luca Marini suggests that MotoGP riders should be penalized according to the football system, with yellow and red cards. The Italian started today's race from the best starting position, but then finished early when Brad Binder crashed into him. He received a long lap penalty for the incident, and then collided with Miguel Oliveira and earned the same penalty. Nevertheless, Binder managed to finish the race in sixth place. This made Marini a little angry. "I don't know if anything like this has ever happened before. I think the second penalty could be more severe. They could introduce a similar system as they have in football with yellow and red cards." "We want more safety and fair penalties for the racers. I think this will be the main topic at the next meeting." After the fall, Marini picked up the motorcycle and n
Brad Binder has extended his contract with the KTM team, becoming the first racer in the elite class to be guaranteed a seat beyond 2024. https://twitter.com/KTM_Racing/status/1692793269074202921?t=qa9TFrfAtfQ5SWHCOLUGfw&s=19 South African new contract with Austrian the team he has been a member of since his debut in the MotoGP class in 2020 is binding until the end of the 2026 season. Announcing the news, he said: "I would like to thank everyone at the KTM team for the trust they have shown. I am very happy to continue to be part of this team. The year 2015, when I joined KTM in Moto 3, already seems very far away. Behind us is an extraordinary journey full of successes and beautiful memories. But I am sure that there will be many more in the future. We are getting closer and closer to the goal , which we want to achieve."
South African Brad Binder missed out on the podium twice during the race weekend in Assn, the Netherlands, due to off-track driving in the last lap. In Saturday's sprint race, the KTM rider already drove onto the green part of the track behind the curb in the 8th corner, and although it was a matter of a few millimeters, he was left without a podium and landed in fourth place. But cruel fate also befell Binder in Sunday's race. "We were good today, until the last lap," he said after the race. "I'm extremely sorry for that, I'm very sorry for the team, because I cost them two podiums. They did their job extremely well and I'm sorry that I made such mistakes." Binder said he didn't even know he had touched the green in both cases. "After they crossed the finish line, I did
Aleix Espargaro knew that Brad Binder had run over the green area that marks the boundaries of the circuit, so he didn't even try to overtake the South African in the last part of the last lap. Despite the damage to his motorcycle at the start of the race, the Spaniard was one of the fastest racers on the track today. At first he drove a rather lonely race, but then he managed to get close to the leading group. In the last part, he fought with Brad Binder and Jorge Martin for the last place on the podium. Last year, Espargaro impressed at this venue by overtaking Jack Miller and Brad Binder in the last chicane of the last lap for fourth place. This year, however, such a maneuver for third place was not necessary, as the commissioners fined Brad Binder after the end of the race. In the eighth turn of the last lap, he ran over the green area and from third
In the MotoGP paddock, rumors of Marc Marquez's move to KTM are getting louder, and the talented Pedro Acosta has now also entered the equation. At KTM, they are so far satisfied with the current line-up of Jack Miller and Brad Binder in the factory team, and they were not disappointed even by newcomer Augusto Fernandez, who races for their semi-factory team GasGas or Tech3. More questionable is the situation with Fernandez's teammate, Pol Espargaro, who still hasn't recovered from the injuries he suffered in a serious accident during MotoGP practice for the Portuguese Grand Prix. The Spaniard claims that he is determined to return, and the team is, for now, ready to wait for his return, but in the event that it becomes necessary, Acosta could take his place, for whom KTM's MotoGP nest does not have will ask
Jorge Martin is the winner of the MotoGP sprint race in France, while South African Brad Binder was second. In the middle part of the race we saw a close fight between Marco Marquez and Francesco Bagnaio, for third place. In the final laps, the Ducati rider was more successful, taking third place and increasing his lead in the championship points, while Marquez lost a place to Luca Marini with three laps to go, and in the end had to settle for fifth place. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1657375726083928064 Bad luck continues to stick with home rider Fabio Quartararo, who crashed and retired with four laps to go, the second Frenchman in the race, while Johann Zarco finished sixth. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1657378353924513792
After an exciting race in Jerez, Francesco Bagnaia reached for victory, with which he also took the lead in the 2023 MotoGP championship classification despite the bad luck and resignation of Marco Bezzecchi. part of the race that was stopped by a red flag after the first lap. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1652675059742392322 Jack Miller took the lead again from the starting position in the first corner, as did Brad Binder in the sprint, meanwhile Fabio Quartararo crashed in the first corner and then collided with Miguel Oliveira. The Frenchman was not injured, and Oliveira was taken to the medical center by ambulance. Marco Bezzecchi was also on the ground in the first lap, but he was able to return to the track.
Jack Miller named Dani Pedrosa the best test rider in the MotoGP caravan after KTM celebrated victory and third place in the Jerez sprint race thanks to Brad Binder and Miller, with Pedrosa also contributing some points with a sixth place finish during the race set some of the fastest laps. "Dani did his job very well," Miller praised the Spaniard. "His experience with this track and his data (from testing) helped us a lot. Given that he hasn't raced for a while, but today he was sixth in the race, I would say we have the best test rider in MotoGP. Dani and I have different settings, I'm almost thirty kilos heavier than him, so everything is a bit different, the electronics are also different, but I think the form here is the result of the last few races
Jack Miller was a little disappointed with his result after Saturday's sprint race. The weekend did not start well for him and his team, as on Friday both racers were left without a direct placement in the faster qualifying group. In Q1, he only managed to set the sixth time and thus started the sprint race only from the sixteenth place. Teammate Brad Binder started just one place ahead of him, who then took the win after an outstanding opening lap. The Australian, however, could not finish higher than tenth place and was thus the first to remain without points. "I had a bad start to the race and had a lot of problems in the opening. Lap after lap I felt better. However, the problems still appeared in the slow corners where I didn't have adequate rear grip." "At the end of the race there were fewer and fewer problems