Marco Bezzecchi fails to take advantage of the pole position in the GP of Thailand and ends up outside the points zone.
It was supposed to be a weekend to be framed for Marco Bezzecchi and the Mooney VR46 Racing Team, but in Thailand Sunday held nasty surprises. Starting from the pole position conquered in qualifying with a new record of the Buriram circuit, the student of the VR46 Riders Academy got bogged down in the wet of the Chang International Circuit. In the first two days of sessions he rode dry and managed to find a good setting for his Ducati GP21but the weather played a trick on him.
The Romagna rookie started keeping the head of the group when the traffic lights went out, but after a contact with Jorge Martin has invaded the green beyond the track. He managed to keep the lead for three laps, until Jack Miller overtook him and from there began a slide towards the back that sent him out of the points, reaching the finish line in 16th position. This was certainly not the result that Marco Bezzecchi and the VR46 they expected.
Bezzecchi hard against the FIM Panel
At the end of the race he stops with the media to recap the 25 laps of laps. He had dug a lead of over a second up Jack Miller when the FIM Stewards ordered him to lose a position for “exceeding the limits of the track” (without wasting time) at Turn 1. “I got a good start, but Martin hit me twice, so I had to go wide“, Explained Marco Bezzecchi. “Then they gave me a penalty, I can’t understand, he too touched the green like me … But he was not penalized“.
The rider from Tavullia is very critical of the Race Direction: “I think whoever gave me that penalty has never seen a MotoGP race, because it’s hard to understand“, Added the ‘Bez’. But he frankly admits: “Even without this penalty, the result wouldn’t have changed much. As the track got drier, I started to lose feeling“.
Beyond the result in Thailand, Marco Bezzecchi continues to lead the ranking “rookie of the year”With 14th place overall in the drivers’ standings and a 57-point advantage over Fabio Di Giannantonio. Already in Australia, the Academy rider could claim to be the “best rookie” of 2022.