The MotoGP World Championship is so fought, so competitive, that any fall, any incident, is very important. The return of the holidays offered a spectacular race in Austria, with 23,000 spectators in the stands eager for motorcycling. Since Marc Marquez he was injured, two years ago, the championship is a periodic fight in which there is no clear favorite and the one who considers himself such, soon falls into a secondary role. Quartararo is now a solid leader, but he cannot claim victory. Poles are a lottery, like races, because equality is maximum.
Márquez has returned to regain the lost throne, but his injury was extremely complicated and this year he will not win the title either, although he has already won a grand prize and his improvement is evident. In 2022 he hopes to achieve his leadership again.
Today, in Styria, in Austria, Jorge Martin He started from pole for the second time this season and confirmed that first place with a stratospheric victory, the first of his way in MotoGP and with a Ducati satellite. Behind him they started Bagnaia, Quartararo and Mir, who premiered the “holeshot” on his Suzuki and finally reached the second position in a beautiful competition with Martín. Marc Márquez I started from seventh square and Dani Pedrosa, on his return to MotoGP as a guest, he occupied the fourteenth starting position.
On the third lap, Dani Pedrosa found himself lying on the track to Savadori and his machine and the collision of the motorcycles caused a fuel fire that spread across the track and set fire to all places, forcing the event to stop with a red flag. Savadori ran, limping, not to be run over by other pilots, meanwhile. The accident happened seconds after witnessing how Márquez had come to place third in the race, after passing Mir, but immediately after He left long and was overtaken by Quartararo, Mir and Viñales, to return to being sixth.
In the stop of the accident, Aleix Espargaró complained to Marc Márquez of his hard start from the grill, where he played. Qartararo used the same weapons, hard, rubbing with Marc, to put third and relegate the ilerdense again to sixth position. There were too many knives on the asphalt.
The Grand Prix started again, with the same starting grid, at 2:40 in the afternoon. Seventeen laps ahead. And it was a Spanish party.
Jorge Martín and Joan Mir they escaped very early to star in the Austrian Grand Prix. Qartararo, World Cup leader, could not accompany them and saw it clear that maintaining third place on the podium was a good qualification for his first place in the general classification.
Madrid’s Jorge Martín enjoyed his fetish “circuit”, a track where he won in Moto 3 and Moto 2. On board a Ducati satellite, the favorite son of San Sebastián de los Reyes set out to win his first grand prix of the queen size engine. Behind, the world champion, Mir, tries to take that dream away from his compatriot, but Martín’s braking, to the limit, they were second to none.
Martín conquered the great dream on his favorite track. Mir demonstrated that his world title still has a lot to say this year. Qartararo held his lead with the third box of the order. Marquez was eighth.
The announcement of Valentino Rossi de su Withdrawal at the end of the course was the news parallel to the race. It has been a quarter of a century on a motorcycle in the World Cup. A whole life on two wheels, because his father, Grazziano, was a 250 pilot and his son “Vale” lived the championship since he was little, in his father’s caravan, hanging his clothes in the open air to dry and return to compete the next day. That was the adventure of the pilots of the sixties, seventies and eighties, that Valentino lived from childhood as normal.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism