The Frenchman Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha YZR M 1) lost ground to his rivals by having to settle for an eighth position in the MotoGP Grand Prix of Aragon, which in any case keeps him líder of the championship with a reassuring advantage.
Quartararo, always fast one lap, got third place and therefore the first starting line in the Motorland race in Alcañiz, but it was immediately apparent that the Frenchman was not going to be able to give the reply to many of his rivals as both the Italian Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia (Ducati Desmosedici GP21) and the Spanish Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V), mainly, were several steps ahead of all their rivals and emerged as protagonists until the end.
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The duel between Bagnaia and Márquez was epic for many reasons, since for the Italian it represented the first victory in MotoGP and for the Spaniard a knock in his attempts to recover his best version as soon as possible.
Bagnaia achieved his goal and also convinced, because for each attack by Marc Márquez he had the appropriate response and was merited the winner, while for the Repsol Honda rider it was also an encouraging result, although he finished second, because the morale that that second place instills It would have to know him to victory after all the problems and inconveniences that he is starring in his return to the competition, especially after the two falls he suffered during the Aragonese weekend.
El líder The world championship still has more than two great prizes ahead, 53 points over Bagnaia and 57 over Joan Mir, but you cannot "rest on your laurels" because a new mistake or concession to your rivals could place you in a compromising situation , so more than ever Fabio Quartararo will have to use the calculator very well in the five races that remain to be contested this season.
In Moto2, Australian Remy Gardner (Kalex) defended his leadership in the world championship in the best possible way -second-, but his own teammate Raúl Fernández made it very difficult by winning in an unappealable way and adding his fifth victory of the season, despite dragging a fracture in the little finger of his right hand that had to be operated just a few days before the start of the Aragonese Grand Prix.
The Spanish Pedro Acosta (KTM) could be said that he had the luck of the champion because he went through the floors in his first error of the season in the race, which left the way clear for his main rival in the championship, the also Spanish Sergio García Dols (Gasgas), but he did not know how to take advantage of the opportunity to scratch some very important points in the fight for the title and everything remained as it was when they arrived in Aragon.