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Marini: I race differently against Pecc

Marini: I race differently against Pecc

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Luca Marini admitted that some racers race against Francesco Bagnaja differently than against other competitors. Francesco Bagnaia has many friends thanks to the fact that he is a member of Rossi's racing academy in the MotoGP class caravan. Of course, Jorge Martin is not considered a hated racer, but in some races it was noticed that many racers (mainly members of Rossi's academy) are more cautious in direct duels with Bagnaio. "At the moment I don't look at Pecco the same as the other drivers. In any other part of the season, my approach is the same as the others. If I have the chance to overtake him I will, but at the moment he is fighting for the title and I am more careful." In the race, which he started from the best starting position, Marini could not interfere in the fight for victory. Nevertheless
Aleix Espargaro: Morbidelli crossed the line with his statement about my family

Aleix Espargaro: Morbidelli crossed the line with his statement about my family

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Aleix Espargaro reacted harshly to the words of Franco Morbidelli. Let us remind you that after hitting Morbidelli on the helmet during training in Qatar, the Spaniard received a fine of €10 and six starting places in Sunday's race. The Italian described his behavior on the track as unacceptable, while also mentioning his children. "I don't know how he will be able to explain this to his children", were the words of Morbidelli, which especially angered the Spanish racer. "I am very angry because he mentioned my family and children in his statement against me and thus crossed the line," Espargaro was critical. The Spaniard also publicly apologized for his actions, despite the fact that he believes the punishment was too harsh. "Of course I made a mistake, my reaction was inappropriate, but the punishment is too severe. I didn't want to hit him
Di Giannantonio in Qatar to the first victory, Bagnaia with the second place and the crash of Martin close to the second title of the world champion

Di Giannantonio in Qatar to the first victory, Bagnaia with the second place and the crash of Martin close to the second title of the world champion

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Fabio Di Giannantonio is the winner of the race in Qatar. The Italian, who is not guaranteed a seat in the next season, overtook then leader Bagnaio four laps before the end and took his first victory in the elite class. The second was Francesco Bagnaia, who started the race perfectly from the fourth starting position and led the race sovereignly until the end of the race. Despite this, he increased his lead over Jorge Martin to 21 points. After an unfortunate start, the Spaniard was unable to find the right speed and only finished tenth. Luca Marini finished on the winner's podium. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1726295798869282865 Maverick Vinales was fourth ahead of Brad Binder and Alex Marquez. Fabio Quartararo crossed the finish line in seventh place. They completed the top ten
Martin: I want to reduce the gap even further in Sunday's race

Martin: I want to reduce the gap even further in Sunday's race

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Jorge Martin was very pleased after winning Saturday's sprint race in Qatar to cut the gap to leader Bagnaio to seven points in the overall standings. He wants a similar scenario on Sunday. "Already in the morning in practice, I felt very good with the hard rear tire and so I believed that I could win. It was very important to secure a good starting position in qualifying, which I did. After a good start, I made a small mistake, which allowed Marco and Pecc to overtake me." "Nevertheless, I stayed calm and waited for my chance. I knew the tire wear would be significant. I did well to keep the tires for the end of the race when I was able to add a little more under the pressure of Fabio Di Giannantonia." "I managed to get some points today,
Oliveira broke his shoulder blade in the fall and most likely ended his season

Oliveira broke his shoulder blade in the fall and most likely ended his season

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Miguel Oliveira broke his right shoulder blade in a crash in the opening lap of the race today, which will most likely force him to miss the end of the season. The Portuguese will thus end this season full of injuries early. We remind you that after a collision with Marco Marquez, he was already injured in the opening, home race in Portimao, and then Fabio Quartararo put him in the sand in Jerez. In today's sprint race, there was a fatal collision with Aleix Espargaro in the sixth turn of the opening lap. On the other hand, the Spaniard is said to have suffered a minor fracture of the metatarsal on his left leg and tomorrow, after another medical examination, a decision will be made on his participation in the main race. In addition to the aforementioned racers, Enea Bastianini was also involved in the incident, but he escaped unharmed and was able to continue with the race.
Martin halved the gap behind Bagnaia by winning the sprint race in Qatar

Martin halved the gap behind Bagnaia by winning the sprint race in Qatar

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Jorge Martin is the winner of the sprint race in Qatar. With the victory, the Spaniard halved the gap in the overall standings behind the leader Bagnaio to seven points. Second and third place went to Fabio Di Giannantonio and Luca Marini. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1725928159801991463 Fourth was Alex Marquez ahead of Francesco Bagnaia and Maverick Vinales. Brad Binder crossed the finish line seventh ahead of Fabio Quartararo, and the final point went to Augusto Fernandez. Johann Zarco completed the top ten. Marc Marquez finished in eleventh place. Results: PositionRacerCountryTeamTime/Lack1Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP23)20m 52.634s2Fabio Di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP22)+0.391s3Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)+2.875s4Alex MarquezSPAG
Luca Marini with a pole record in Qatar

Luca Marini with a pole record in Qatar

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Luca Marini won the best starting position in Qatar with a track record (1:51.762). Alongside him, Gresini team racers Fabio Di Giannantonio and Alex Marquez will start today's sprint race and tomorrow's main race from the front row. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1725867067725750777 World title contenders Francesco Bagnaia and Jorge Martin finished fourth and fifth respectively. The sixth time was set by Johann Zarco ahead of Marco Marquez. The top ten was completed by the Aprilia Maverick Vinales racers Raul Fernandez and Aleix Espargaro. Eleventh and twelfth place went to Brad Binder and Augusta Fernandez. The thirteenth time was set by Marco Bezzecchi ahead of Fabio Quartararo and Eneo Bastianini. Jack Miller will start the race only from sixteenth place
Quartararo fastest before qualifying

Quartararo fastest before qualifying

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Fabio Quartararo set the fastest time (1:53.531) in the last free practice session before qualifying. Jorge Martin was second, and third with an identical time was Aleix Espargaro, who is under scrutiny from the race commissioners due to the incident with Franco Morbidelli. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1725854954278002927 Fourth place was taken by Fabio Di Giannantonio ahead of Franco Morbidelli, Miguel Oliveira and Johann Zarco. Maverick Vinales, Alex Marquez and Francesco Bagnaia completed the top ten. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1725849208882663852
Raul Fernandez the fastest in the second practice in Qatar

Raul Fernandez the fastest in the second practice in Qatar

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Raul Fernandez set the fastest time of the second free practice in Qatar (1:52.843). The second was Fabio Di Giannantonio. Maverick Vinales finished in third place. The Aprilia rider, who was leading in the opening part of the training session, took the lead one minute before the end (1:52.652), but his time was deleted due to disregarding the yellow flags. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1725575812856836168 Fourth was Brad Binder ahead of Aleix Espargaro and Luca Marini. The sixth time was set by Jorge Martin, who spent most of the opening session in last place. The Spanish racer had plenty of problems with a lack of grip. Nevertheless, at the end, when the racers started setting the fastest times, he managed to get a direct appearance in the faster qualifying group. Just after n
Gardner criticized Darryn Binder's behavior on the track after the race

Gardner criticized Darryn Binder's behavior on the track after the race

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After the race, Remy Gardner wanted to talk to Darryn Binder about their duel on the track. He described his premier race in the elite class as a disaster. The racers took part in the duel practically throughout Sunday's race. The Australian, however, managed to overtake his rival only at the end - in the twentieth lap. Despite a point on his debut, the Tech3 racer had higher ambitions. He thinks he could have made it to twelfth place if he hadn’t spent so much time fighting the younger Binder. "Even though we're not where we'd like it to be, it's nice to win the first point. I felt good especially in the start of the race. The final speed itself wasn't as high as I might have expected so it was hard to overtake." “At one point I thought I could catch up with Dovizioso and Vinales, but before