Francesco Bagnaia will start the decisive race of this year's championship in Valencia from the best starting position, which was won by the Spaniard Maverick Vinales in the qualifiers. But the Aprilia rider ignored the black and orange flag in the morning warm-ups and continued on the track despite apparent technical problems on the bike, which saw the stewards penalize him with the loss of three starting places. Vinales will thus start the race from fourth place, ahead of Brad Binder and Jorge Martin, and Johann Zarco and Jack Miller, who will start the race from the front row, gained one place. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1728712809033134266
Maverick Vinales was fastest in the MotoGP warm-ups ahead of the Qatar Grand Prix. Johan Zarco came closest to his time of 1:53.346, while Fabio Quartararo, Alex Marquez, and Brad Binder finished the warm-up in the top five. Sixth was Jack Miller ahead of Marco Marquez, Franco Morbidelli, Francesco Bagnaio and Marco Bezzecchi. Jorge Martin only set the sixteenth time.
Maverick Vinales was fastest in the MotoGP morning warm-ups ahead of Sunday's sprint race. Aprili was more than a second faster than Jorge Martin in second place, and Marc Marquez, Jack Miller, and Brad Binder finished the warm-up in the top five. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1715853417514442787
Aleix Espargaro said that he would also consider a move to Honda, as in his opinion Honda is always a good option. After Marc Marquez announced his move to the Gresini team in 2024, Honda is still looking for a replacement for him. Miguel Oliveira and Maverick Vinales are among the racers most vocally linked with a move to the Japanese team, and now Espargaro, who has a contract with Aprilia until the end of the 2024 season, has also joined the list of candidates. "Honda is always a good option," he said. "Honda for me is the same as Barcelona - the best and biggest football team in the world. They are going through tough times right now, we can't deny that, Barca are going through tough times too but everyone wants to play for them." So what if Honda offered a deal? "Everything in life needs to be thought through. But why
Francesco Bagnaia started the race for the Indonesian Grand Prix from thirteenth place and took the lead with eight laps to go to celebrate an important victory, where his rival for the title, Jorge Martin, made a big mistake and retired. Second was Maverick Vinales, who battled with Fabio Quartararo in the final laps. Jorge Martin had a commanding lead until the fourteenth lap of the race when he made a mistake and crashed, again losing the lead in the MotoGP championship, which he took over in Saturday's sprint race. Fabio Di Giannantonio was fourth ahead of Brad Binder, who was penalized twice with an extended lap penalty, once for a collision with Luca Marini and once for an incident with Miguel Oliveira.
Maverick Vinales took an excellent second place in MotoGP qualifying for the sprint and Sunday's race and even led the first nine laps in Saturday's sprint, before being powerless against Jorge Martin, Luca Marini and Marco Bezzecchi due to worn tires. "I'm proud of the team, but we know they have to improve the engine," said the Aprilia racer. "At the beginning of the race you saw I was leading by a second, but then the tires were completely worn and I couldn't do anything but drive to the finish line. I couldn't defend myself. I don't think the problem was with the tires themselves, but with the engine, which destroys the tyres. We have to find out why and try to fix the problem before tomorrow's race. I can't complain because we were leading the race and fighting and improvements are needed," added Vinales, who
By winning the Indonesian MotoGP class sprint race, Spaniard Jorge Martin took the lead in the MotoGP points for the first time in his career, after Francesco Bagnaia, after problems in qualifying, did not find better form in the race either. The Italian was eliminated in the first part of qualifying after being overtaken by his teammate Enea Bastianini, and the latter was also too tough for the current champion, who started the race from thirteenth place, in the sprint. Bagnaia was only eighth in the end. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1713093393893499307 Second was Luca Marini ahead of teammate Marco Bezzecchi, who broke his collarbone a week ago and started the race from ninth place, and Maverick Vinales, who led the first nine laps of the race, then but because of the worn tires he became an easy target for Duc
Maverick Vinales celebrated a somewhat surprising second place in the MotoGP race in Catalonia, and after the race, information came from the race management that the Aprilia rider drove with too low tire pressure for more than half the race. The Spaniard only received a warning for the offense, and the next offense will be penalized with three seconds added to the race's final time. A 6-second penalty follows for the third offense, then a 12-second penalty, and next season racers will be disqualified from the race for the first offense.
The Spaniard Aleix Espargaro won the home MotoGP race in Catalonia, and just behind him was Maverick Vinales, who brought Aprilia to the historic first double victory in MotoGP. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1698321290430410833 The race was otherwise marked by Pecco Bagnaia's ugly fall in the second corner of the first one, in which the championship points leader, according to initial data, also injured himself. Jorge Martin stepped onto the lowest step on the winner's podium.
Maverick Vinales and Aleix Espargaro were fastest in the morning MotoGP warm-ups ahead of the Catalunya Grand Prix, where the riders were greeted by a few drops of rain. The third and fourth times were achieved by factory Yamaha racers Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo, who competed with an older version of the aerodynamic armor. MotoGP Catalunya GP 2023 RiderCountryTeam1Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Factory (RS-GP23)2Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Factory (RS-GP23)3Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)4Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)5Miguel OliveiraPORRNF Aprilia (RS-GP22)6Jorge MartinSPApramac Ducati (GP23) 7Alex MarquezSPAGresini Ducati (GP22)8Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)9Raul FernandezSPARNF Aprilia (RS-GP22)10Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)11Augusto Fe