WSBK champion Alvaro Bautista's wildcard debut in Malaysia did not go as expected as the Spaniard rode with neck pain and a lack of strength in his left arm. The two-time WorldSBK champion finished the sprint test in 22nd and Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix in 2.5th, XNUMX seconds behind WSBK championship rival Iker Lecuona, representing the LCR Honda team. After the race, he said that he had been dealing with the consequences of the test crash during the race weekend: "It wasn't an easy weekend," he said. "I'm NOT making excuses, but after the last WorldSBK race we had tests where I crashed. I hurt my neck and collarbone. After two or three days the pain went away, but in the first free practice here I had no strength in my left arm. Condition it got worse from dn
Alex Marquez won the MotoGP sprint race in Malaysia by more than a second, where he attacked and overtook then-leader Francesco Bagnaio after about halfway through the race. The Italian, who ended up third, remained in the lead of the world championship after the race, but Jorge Martin managed to close the gap with second place. There is an 11-point gap between Bagnaio and Martin before Sunday's race. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1723240168721649841 Bagnaia's team rival Enea Bastianini was fourth in the end, seemingly faster than Bagnaia but didn't decide to try to overtake, and fifth was Brad Binder, who is in the last otherwise tried to find a way past Bastianini.
Francesco Bagnaia won the best starting position for the races in Malaysia, where Jorge Martin, who crashed in the last fast attempt, and Enea Bastianini will also start from the front row. The fourth place was won by Alex Marquez, who will be joined at the start by the racers of the VR46 team, Luca Marini and Marco Bezzecchi. Brad Binder was seventh, Fabio Quartararo eighth, Maverick Vinales ninth, and Jack Miller, Fabio Di Giannantonio and Johann Zarco will be on the fourth starting row. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1723192315865411674
MotoGP is in full swing in Malaysia this weekend. The Sepang circuit hosted one of the most high-profile events in MotoGP, when the relationship between two giants, Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi, exploded on the track. Although eight years have passed since then, the two actors, like the viewers, are still strongly divided about the events. Rossi recently spoke about the incident in one of the podcasts and said that the feelings are still exactly the same. "When I think about the last three races of 2015 now, I have the same feelings as when I finished the last race back then," said the Italian. "It remains a deep wound, which I still think too much about. Fortunately, later in my career I started doing things that make me happy, but... In Malaysia, Marc was pestering me the whole race. He wanted me to fall, but then we hit on the flat. He says that s
The caravan of the MotoGP Championship will not stop in Malaysia this year, as the race in Sepang was canceled, and instead the second race in Misano, which will take place on October 24, was on the calendar. The cancellation has been expected for a long time, and now it has been officially confirmed by MotoGP. MotoGP riders will therefore not stop in Sepang for the second year in a row, as authorities are deeply concerned about the increase in the number of people infected with the Covid-19 virus.