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MotoGP: Francesco Bagnaia’s victory in Great Britain, Quartarro VIII and the fall of Zarco – franceinfo

The Italian won the Grand Prix for the second time in a row on Sunday at Silverstone. Starting with the pole, the French Johann Zarko fell when he was in the lead.

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Poor performance by Fabio Quartararo. Under the heat of the British sun, on Sunday August 7, the Yamaha rider had to settle for eighth, behind Italy’s Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) who was fastest at Silverstone, during round 12 of the MotoGP Championship. Fourth on the starting grid, Niçois was never able to catch the lead. Bad choice of tires and “The Long Lap” (Longer lap of the ring due to a poorly negotiated penalty) All his hopes are ruined.

But the important thing for him was above all to finish the race ahead of Alex Espargaro, which he has done since his Spanish rival finished only ninth, behind a lockup. In the general classification, Niçois holds a 22-point lead over Espargaro and 49 units over the day’s winner.

The other Frenchman, Johann Zarco, also lost his smile. Fastest qualifying time to take first place was the favorite to win, his first in MotoGP at the age of 32.

Hope was short-lived in the end. After only four laps in the lead, he was pilot Ducati Pramac He lost control of his motorbike in a slow bend, before they end up in the gravel. The French pilot expressed great disappointment with the Canal+ microphone: I started well, it was nice to be leading the race. But there you fall like this, puts the balls.“He will have the opportunity to redeem himself in two weeks, on August 21, at the Austrian Grand Prix.

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