- September 3, 2023
The MotoGP series visited the famous track in Barcelona, Spain this weekend. Saturday’s Sprint race saw hometown favorite Aleix Espargararo (Aprilia) pass championship points leader Pecco Bagnaia (Ducati) and pull away to a comfortable win over second place Bagnaia and third place Maverick Vinales (Aprilia).
Sunday’s main event was red flagged after several riders went down as a result of two crashes on the first lap. Four riders hit the deck in the first corner, and a couple of corners later, Bagnaia, who had gotten the holeshot, had a massive high-side that sent him to the track medical center, and then the hospital for tests. Bagnaia’s legs were run over by KTM’s Brad Binder, who was unable to avoid hitting Bagnaia.
After hunting down teammate Vinales, Aleix Espargaro won the Sunday race, as well, with Vinales finishing second and Jorge Martin (Ducati) finishing third.
Post-race reports indicate Bagnaia has no broken bones or other serious injuries. It will be interesting to see whether he starts the next race, which is just one week away at Misano.
Martin cuts into Bagnaia’s championship lead, but that is still a very healthy lead.
For full results and points for Saturday’s Sprint race, visit the MotoGP site here.
For full results and points for today’s MotoGP race, visit the MotoGP site here.
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