At the top of the Spanish Rins victory podium; Quartararo lost the lead


Alex Rins and Alex Marquez, first and second place in the race for the Grand Prix of Flanders. For Rins, this is his first win of the 2020 season, and he has already become the eighth different winner in ten races this year. Alex Marquez, the younger brother due to the injury of the absent world champion Marco Marquez, drove to second place in the second consecutive race. Photo: Reuters

In the elite class, the racers staged another tense race and the decision on the title of champion is no closer, after all, even more condensed.

Amazing, amazing. I was calm at the start. After a few laps I saw I could get close, I started well, but when I caught Vinales, I said to myself, you can move on. And I went. Great, this first place is a reward for all my fans, for my family and for everyone on the team who works so well.

Alex Rins

In the fight for the top, Vinales looked good from the start. This time Yamaha’s only factory racer (Valentino Rossi was missing due to a new coronavirus infection, but he won’t be there next week either) started well from second place and took the lead, while Frenchman Fabio Quartararo soon started to slide down and after a solid start. problems with tires finally dropped out even out of the fifteen.

But they didn’t deal with his problems at the top. When Vinales had to hand over the lead to fast Suzuki and the younger Marquez, it was quickly clear that he would not be in the fight for victory today. This meant that one of the racers, who have not yet reached the top of the winning podium this year, will celebrate.

Soon, Mir also had to concede victory to Marquez, and in the last rounds he settled for third place, which allowed him to jump to the top of the standings due to Quartararo’s poor position. In the foreground, however, everyone was waiting for Marquez’s attack. He tried twice but didn’t have the right chances, once he made a minor mistake and stayed behind Rins, and in the last lap he wasn’t close enough afterwards. It ended with Rins winning, but only with a two-tenths advantage.

The Spaniards on the winning stage.  Photo: Reuters

The Spaniards on the winning stage. Photo: Reuters

Quartararo lost the lead
Quartararo, who was the fastest in qualifying, was only 18th this time and lost the lead in the WC. He is now second with 115 points, and Mir took the lead with 121 points with today’s third place.

“I feel great. But I stay on solid ground, I go race after race, I try to be the best I can be in every one. I’m happy for today, I had some engine problems so I wasn’t in the fight to win, but I’m glad I back on the podium, “ said the new leader Mir, who has yet to win this season.

With the absence of Marc Marquez, the top has greatly expanded and it is almost impossible to predict a winner.

British Sam Lowes (Kalex) is the winner of the Moto2 class race, and the winner of the Moto3 race is the Spaniard Jaume Masia (Honda).


MotoGP, končni vrstni red:             
 1. A. RINS       ŠPA/suzuki  41:54,391
 2. A. MARQUEZ    ŠPA/honda      +0,263
 3. J. MIR        ŠPA/suzuki      2,644
 4. M. VINALES    ŠPA/yamaha      2,880
 5. T. NAKAGAMI   JAP/honda       4,570
 6. F. MORBIDELLI ITA/yamaha      4,756
Moto 2, končni vrstni red:             
 1.  S. LOWES       VB/kalex  39:33,202
 2.  E. BASTIANINI ITA/kalex     +4,195
 3.  J. MARTIN     ŠPA/kalex      4,340
Moto 3, končni vrstni red:             
 1. J. MASIA      ŠPA/honda   37:45,009
 2. D. BINDER     JAR/ktm        +0,091
 3. R. FERNANDEZ  ŠPA/ktm         0,196

SKUPNI VRSTNI RED                    
MotoGP (10/14):                        
 1. J. MIR         ŠPA/suzuki  121 točk
 2. F. QUARTARARO  FRA/yamaha  115     
 3. M. VINALES     ŠPA/yamaha  109     
 4. A. DOVIZIOSO   ITA/ducati  106     
 5. T. NAKAGAMI    JAP/honda    92     
 6. F. MORBIDELLI  ITA/yamaha   87     
Moto 2 (11/15):                        
 1. E. BASTIANINI  ITA/kalex   155 točk
 2. S. LOWES        VB/kalex   153     
 3. L. MARINI      ITA/kalex   150     
Moto 3 (11/15):                        
 1. A. ARENAS      ŠPA/ktm     144 točk
 2. A. OGURA       JAP/honda   131     
 3. C. VIETTI      ITA/ktm     126     


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