Repsol Honda rider, Marc Marquez, bounces back from his previous American GP crash in a remarkable fashion to win the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuito De Jerez. Suzuki rider, Alex Rins and Yamaha rider, Maverick Viñales get a podium finish by grabbing the second and third positions. While the young rookie Fabio Quartararo, who started the race in the pole position, faced a mechanical problem which is why he couldn’t complete the race.
The talking point of this race was the way the defending champion Marquez bounced back from his previous crash. The 26-year old started the race with a whole lot of energy and was well clear of the grid even before Quartararo was out of the race. This victory was the 2nd win for Marquez this year, who is now one point ahead of the rest of the competition. Valentino Rossi was able to improve his position from 13th to 6th when the race was over, while Jorge Lorenzo had another tough outing and finished the race at the 12th position.
Marquez started from the third position in the front row and nudged his way to take the lead in the opening lap and held the position, with Morbidelli and Quartararo in pursuit. The Spaniard managed to build a gap as Morbidelli’s challenge decreased and Quartararo nibbled in front of his colleague into second. Alex Rins had qualified in ninth but skillfully traversed the grid and then pounced as most of the Yamaha’s started to fail. On the other hand KTM riders, Pol Espargaro and Johann Zarco finished the race at 11th and 14th position respectively, as they lost track of the number of laps completed and slowed down a lap early.
During the qualifying, Quartararo posted the new fastest-ever MotoGP lap of Jerez, as he and Morbidelli surpassed the early leader of Qualifier 2, Marc Marquez. With two back-to-back podiums, Alex Rins now sits in second place in the rider standings this season with 69 points, while Marc Marquez is in the lead with 70 points. Andrea Dovizioso is third with 67 points, making it a tight matter. It would be interesting to see if Rins goes on to win the championship, which will not only be good motivation for him, but for team Suzuki as well.