MotoGP/Portugal: Bagnaia wins in Portimão. Miguel Oliveira retires after fall

Portuguese driver was hit by Marc Marquez

Miguel Oliveira – Archive image

The Italian rider Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) won today the Portuguese MotoGP Grand Prix, the inaugural race of the World Speed ​​Championship which was marked by the premature retirement of Miguel Oliveira, after a fall caused by Marc Marquez.

The Portuguese driver was in second position, at an early stage of the race, when he was hit from behind by the Spaniard, who miscalculated an overtaking, much to the dismay of the public at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, in Portimão.

 

 

Bagnaia, who leads the Drivers' Championship with this victory, completed the 25 laps around the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (AIA) track in 41.25,401 minutes, leaving the Spaniard Maverick Viñales (Aprilia) in second position, 0,687 seconds, with the Italian Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati) in third, at 2,726 seconds.

With these results, Bagnaia, who is the defending champion, leads the championship, with 37 points, after having already won the sprint race on Saturday, followed by Viñales, with 25.

 

 

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