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Bastianini wins Aragon MotoGP, Binder pipped to podium

Enea Bastianini received the Aragon MotoGP with a final lap overtake on Sunday after drama in the beginning as world champion Fabio Quartararo crashed out.

Bastianini shaded Francesco Bagnaia after a nerve-jangling duel over the closing laps to disclaim the manufacturing unit Ducati rider a fifth straight win by four-tenths of a second.

With Quartararo the sufferer of first lap mayhem Bagnaia moved to inside 10 factors of Yamaha’s defending champion with 5 races remaining.

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro took third on the finish of a breathless fifteenth spherical of the MotoGP championship after ovetaking Crimson Bull KTM rider Brad Binder late within the race.

Binder, who began from tenth on the grid, made a superb begin to transfer as much as second early on earlier than having to accept fourth place in the long run. Binder’s greatest end since his second place within the season opening race in Qatar. The 13 factors he earned in Aragon helped the South African consolidate seventh place within the MotoGP title race with a complete of 128 factors. He trails Frenchman Johann Zarco by 5 factors and Australian Jack Miller by six factors.

Brad youthful brother Darryn Binder completed 18th on his Yamaha.

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Six-time world champion Marc Marquez’s hopes of a dream MotoGP return after 112 days out flip right into a nightmare. It was Marquez’s Honda that Quartararo clipped, sending the hapless Frenchman slithering throughout the monitor.

Seconds later Honda’s Japanese rider Takaaki Nakagami additionally hit the deck, after contact once more with Marquez, who was compelled to retire with injury to his bike.

Marquez was again for the primary time for the reason that Italian MotoGP after additional surgical procedure on the appropriate arm he injured in 2020, was compelled to retire with injury to his bike.

The following race is in Japan on 25 September.

To see the MotoGP title standings, click on here.

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