The Italian Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) today won the Algarve MotoGP Grand Prix, after starting from ‘pole position’ for the 17th race of the World Championship in speed motorcycling, interrupted by a crash involving Miguel Oliveira (KTM).
In the penultimate of the 25 laps of the Algarve race, the Portuguese native of Almada followed in 10th place, his bike having suffered a rear impact from Spaniard Iker Lecuona (KTM), who also crashed.
The two drivers were assisted at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (AIA), in Portimão, but aware, according to the medical direction of the race.
Bagnaia, second in the Worlds, behind the already champion Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha), led the entire race played on the Algarve ‘roller coaster’ and scored his third win of the season, leaving Spanish Joan Mir (Suzuki) in second position and the Australian Jack Miller (Ducati) in third.
Quartararo, the first Frenchman to win the world title and winner of the first race of the year in Portimão, crashed in the 21st of 25 laps, when he followed in seventh place, while Italian Valentino Rossi (Yamaha), seven-time world champion in the ‘Queen’ category, finished the penultimate race of her career in 13th place.