MotoGP, Pecco Bagnaia world champion 2022

Pecco Bagnaia closes the Valencia GP 9th and establishes himself as the new MotoGP world champion. Enea Bastianini 3rd in the final standings.

Pecco Bagnaia (Ansa)
Pecco Bagnaia – Motori.News

In Valencia the curtain falls on the MotoGP world championship, at the end of a hard-fought race at the level of nerves, especially in the early stages. Pecco Bagnaia and Fabio Quartararo overtake each other over and over again in the first laps of the Grand Prix, then the Frenchman from Yamaha flies off in pursuit of the group in front, but it is already too late to think about aiming for victory.

The crash of Marquez after about ten laps allows ‘El Diablo’ to gain a position, but Alex Rins, Jorge Martin and Jack Miller have carved that second advantage that allows them to fight for the podium. More thoughtful the performance of Pecco Bagnaia who, after the close duel with Fabio Quartararo, also lets Brad Binder and Joan Mir through. The Ducati rider’s priority is above all to reach the finish line in the points …

Pecco Bagnaia on the roof of the World Cup

Pecco Bagnaia (Ansa)
Pecco Bagnaia – Motori.News

Alex Rins hammers in the lead from the first to the last lap, chased by the Ducatis of Jorge Martin and Jack Miller, who are almost racing apart. From the rear comes Brad Binder, eager to give KTM one last precious result before the winter break and prove he has what it takes to be a champion. The South African goes to take second place in front of Jorge Martin, 4th Fabio Quartararo who has to give the world scepter to Pecco Bagnaia.

The new Ducati champion drove a race under management, without taking any risks, letting his two brand colleagues Luca Marini and Enea Bastianini pass in the final laps. Sunday to be framed also for the ‘Bestia’ who, with the eighth place, goes to take the third final place in the standings. Out Aleix Espargarò after a few laps.

But today is the big day of Pecco Bagnaia, MotoGP world champion for the first time. A success that honors the Borgo Panigale brand, which has returned to the top of the premier class fifteen years after Casey Stoner’s triumph in 2007. The Italian flag is flying on the Cheste track. Valentino Rossi the last Italian to win a world title in Top Class.

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