MotoGP | Valencia GP | Morbidelli wins, Joan Mir is the new World Champion!
Franco Morbidelli wins a strong duel against Jack Miller to win Valencia GP with Pol Espargaro again on the podium. Joan Mir just had to finish in 7th to become he new World Champion!
History has been made in Valencia as MotoGP crowned a new World Champion in town! Joan Mir is the new World Champion finishing in 7th while Franco Morbidelli wins the Grand Prix ahead of Jack Miller after a stunning duel where the Italian folded the Australian in the last lap.
Petronas Yamaha SRT tried to create a gap from pole position but Ducati Pramac rider was able to close it just in the last lap starting an astonishing duel where both made a lot of overtakes. At the end Morbidelli was able to answer to every Miller’s move to win his 3rd race of the season while Pol Espargaro was again on the podium.
The Spaniard from KTM had to face Takaaki Nakagami, but the Japanese crashed out trying to make an attack on Espargaro ending on the gravel. 4th was at the end Alex Rins so, with Brad Binder following him and Miguel Oliveira in 6th.
7th place was enough for Joan Mir to be crowned World Champion! The Spaniard from Suzuki made history bringing back the Title for the Japanese Team after 20 years in their 100th anniversary. An historical moment for the whole crew who made his MotoGP comeback in 2015!
Andrea Dovizioso finished 8th followed by Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales, while Francesco Bagnaia and Valentino Rossi finished just behind. Cal Crutchlow ended in 13th, with Stefan Bradl and Danilo Petrucci were the last rider able to score points.
Disaster for championship contender Fabio Quartararo: Frenchman went wide after just 2 corners forcing himself to a super comeback to conquer crucial championship points. Anyway, his race finished just a few laps later as Petronas Yamaha SRT rider crashed out.
|Pos.||Punti||Num.||Pilota||Nazione||Team||Moto||Km/h||Data e ora/Distanza|
|1||25||21||Franco MORBIDELLI||ITA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||156.8||41'22.478|
|2||20||43||Jack MILLER||AUS||Pramac Racing||Ducati||156.8||+0.093|
|3||16||44||Pol ESPARGARO||SPA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||156.6||+3.006|
|4||13||42||Alex RINS||SPA||Team SUZUKI ECSTAR||Suzuki||156.5||+3.697|
|5||11||33||Brad BINDER||RSA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||156.5||+4.127|
|6||10||88||Miguel OLIVEIRA||POR||Red Bull KTM Tech 3||KTM||156.3||+7.272|
|7||9||36||Joan MIR||SPA||Team SUZUKI ECSTAR||Suzuki||156.2||+8.703|
|8||8||4||Andrea DOVIZIOSO||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||156.2||+8.729|
|9||7||41||Aleix ESPARGARO||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||155.8||+15.512|
|10||6||12||Maverick VIÑALES||SPA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||155.6||+19.043|
|11||5||63||Francesco BAGNAIA||ITA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||155.5||+19.456|
|12||4||46||Valentino ROSSI||ITA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||155.5||+19.717|
|13||3||35||Cal CRUTCHLOW||GBR||LCR Honda CASTROL||Honda||155.3||+23.802|
|14||2||6||Stefan BRADL||GER||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||155.0||+27.430|
|15||1||9||Danilo PETRUCCI||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||154.9||+30.570|
|16||73||Alex MARQUEZ||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||154.9||+30.619|
|17||53||Tito RABAT||SPA||Esponsorama Racing||Ducati||154.1||+42.365|
|18||32||Lorenzo SAVADORI||ITA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||153.9||+46.472|
|DID NOT FINISH|
|30||Takaaki NAKAGAMI||JPN||LCR Honda IDEMITSU||Honda||156.6||9 Giri|
|20||Fabio QUARTARARO||FRA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||153.8||19 Giri|
|5||Johann ZARCO||FRA||Esponsorama Racing||Ducati||154.7||22 Giri|