Uri Puigdemont and Germán Garcia Casanova analyze in our usual MotoGP podcast the intense and spectacular weekend in Aragón, in which absolutely everything was experienced. The temperature rose on Thursday with the arrival of a Marc Márquez who, after almost four months without competing, returned in a cautious tone, a prudence that, little by little, translated into a rise in expectations, especially on the part of the fans and the rivals, who came, as in the case of Fabio Quartararo , not to rule out Honda’s in the fight for victory.
Bad luck wanted the World Championship leader and the eight-time world champion to cross paths in the third corner after the start, ending right there, for the Frenchman, the race and many of his chances of revalidating the crown won last year. , a real pity.
As it was also a pity that two corners later and due to mechanical problems derived from the contact with the Yamaha, Márquez finished the race also for Márquez, who on his reappearance could not even complete the first lap of the race.
The scenario, from then on, left Pecco Bagnaia with a free track and leading the way to cut 25 more points from Quartararo in the general classification, which would have left him only five points away with as many races remaining, a sigh, any…
However, a third element has been added to the equation of the fight for the championship, the young Gresini Racing driver Enea Bastianini , who finished second in Misano and almost took Bagnaia ahead, this time he calculated the steps very well to overcome the one who will be, next year, his teammate in Ducati, in the last lap, adding his fourth victory of the course, snatching five points from Pecco and setting off the alarms in the box of the Bologna house, where they continue without imposing team orders, a policy that can give them good results even though, apparently, in Aragón it was a mistake.
And we cannot forget, not for a moment, the third place in the general standings, an Aleix Espargaró who, without making much noise, managed, in a complicated weekend and in which the Ducati, all of them, were almost unbeatable, to finish in the podium and cut back to just 17 points behind the first classified. There’s a World Cup!