Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Martín (Ducati) wins the Le Mans sprint race alone

The World Cup begins to answer the superior domain of the championPecco’ Bagnaia (Ducati), well today, in the beautiful, popular and full circuit of Le Manswith more than 60,000 spectators, has beaten him and very comfortably his brand partner, the man from Madrid Jorge Martinwho dominated the short 13-lap race, in which he shared the podium with the South African Brad Binder (KTM), clearly aspiring to the MotoGP title, and to his own Bagnaia.

The race, which has had two other great protagonists such as Luca Marini (Ducati), the stepbrother of Valentino Rossi, the eight-time world champion Marc Márquez (Honda), which, in its debut with the Kalex chassis, has been in the top-5 during the 13 laps, demonstrating that, in effecthad returned to attack and not defend. Márquez was impressive throughout the ‘sprint’ and has been licking the podium on his return to competition after a month and a half of inactivity.

(Check the MotoGP World Championship classification)

Pique Bagnaia-Marquez

While Martin and Binder escaped, Márquez, Bagnaia and Mancini fought hard for the bronze on the French podium. The Italian champion complained, after the race, about one of Márquez’s overtaking as he considered that he was “very close to the limit”. The truth is that when the Italian champion surpassed Márquez, he escaped. Marini, who took advantage of the fight between the two MotoGP championsto place third, was able to withstand, in the end, the attack of MM93.

“The truth is that I am super happy because, in this sport, It is very important to feel the bike, to have sensations of cattler, that is to say, that you can fight for the victory and that impression, which I have been chasing for many races, I have managed to find here, at Le Mans, a twisted and very fun track”, commented Martín, who usually stars on great Saturdays but not great Sundays.

(MotoGP season schedule)

Drivers’ Championship: 1. ‘Pecco’ Bagnaia (Ducati, Italy), 94 points; 2. Brad Binder (South Africa, KTM), 71; 3. Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati, Italy), 68; 4. Jorge Martín (Spain, Ducati), 60 and 5. Luca Marini (Italy, Ducati), 54.


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