Miller wins in Japan, Quartararo breathes in the championship

The Australian won a race in which his teammate Bagnaia, Quartararo’s rival in the championship, crashed.

Fabio Quartararo can breathe. 8th in the Japanese Grand Prix, the world champion limited the damage … benefiting from the fall of his main rival, Francesco Bagnaia. So if the Yamaha rider finishes far behind in Japan, he is putting in an excellent run in the championship with four races to go.

If Espargaró, 17 points behind Quartararo before the Japanese round, immediately buried his chances of taking the lead in the championship due to a technical problem on his Aprilia, Bagnaia, in the fight with Quartararo for 8th place, has caused him to fall … last lap. The Frenchman already has 219 points in the general standings, 18 more than Bagnaia (201 points) and 25 more than the Spanish Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia), who finished 16th.

On the Motegi track, it was the Australian Jack Miller (Ducati) who won the bet this Sunday. South African Brad Binder, Miller’s future KTM teammate next season, and Spaniard Jorge Martin (Ducati-Pramac) complete the podium.

Fourth Score

Under a sun that returned after rain storms that fell the day before during qualifyingMarc Márquez, who returned to competition last week, has taken fourth place in the race. gone to the head the six-time world champion lost control from the first lap of the wheels at the head of the race. He finished his first race in Japan since his return to Aragon last weekend, where he had to retire after a crash with Quartararo.

For his 100th MotoGP race, the other Frenchman on the grid, Johann Zarco (Ducati-Pramac), who started second, finished in 11th place. In Moto2, the Japanese Ai Ogura (Honda) gets his third victory of the season and is two points behind the leader of the general classification, the Spanish Augusto Fernández, second this Sunday.

In Moto3, the Spanish championship leader Izan Guevara (Gasgas), who started 9th, won with more than half a second ahead of the Italian Dennis Foggia (Leopard). Thanks to this second consecutive victory after the Aragón GP, ​​Guevara takes off in the general classification, ahead of his teammate Sergio García, 4th in the Japanese race.

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