Vinales makes history! Acosta second

10:17 p.m

MotoGP: A look into the history books

If you look at the complete history of the Motorcycle World Championship since 1949, Maverick Vinales is of course not the first rider to win in the premier class with three different brands.

Mike Hailwood was first, having won in the 500cc class with Norton, MV Agusta and Honda in the 1960s.

Then it took until the 1980s until Randy Mamola celebrated victories with Suzuki, Honda and Yamaha. Eddie Lawson also achieved this masterpiece with Yamaha, Honda and Cagiva.

Loris Capirossi won in the 500cc class with Yamaha and Honda and in MotoGP with Ducati.

This makes Vinales the fifth rider to win with three brands, but the first rider to do so exclusively in modern MotoGP, which has existed since 2002.

10:11 p.m

Maverick Vinales: “I think I’m dreaming”

Maverick Vinales (Aprilia; 1st): “Thank you guys! I felt the support of each and every one of you. The support of the fans here in America is incredible, just spectacular. What can I say? History was made today. I think I’m dreaming. Thank you, America! I’m over the moon !”

“We still have to keep working. I obviously had a problem with the clutch. That was a mistake that we have to correct. We really have to be careful. But the pace was amazing. I don’t even know how many overtaking maneuvers I made today “Now I don’t know what else to say. I think I’m going to cry.”

10:10 p.m

Pedro Acosta: “I implemented what I learned yesterday”

Pedro Acosta (Tech3-GasGas; 2nd): “Apart from the pure result, it was an incredible race! You wouldn’t believe how much I enjoyed overtaking and battling with these guys. It was completely incredible!”

“Yesterday I learned a lot from the guys who overtook me halfway through the distance. Today I put what I learned into practice. I knew that choosing the medium compound on the rear wheel was a bit risky, but we have nothing to lose. I’m more than happy!”

10:08 p.m

Enea Bastianini: “It was anything but easy”

Enea Bastianini (Ducati; 3rd): “I think I can be satisfied today. After this weekend, which was anything but easy for me, to be standing here now is unbelievable. The start was amazing. Afterwards I lost a few positions, but from the middle of the… But I managed to close the gap to the leading group again. I’m really happy about this podium finish.”

10:02 p.m

MotoGP: Interesting picture in the World Cup

Jorge Martin is 21 points ahead of Enea Bastianini. Maverick Vinales improves to third place and is 24 points behind. Pedro Acosta is fourth in the World Championships and Francesco Bagnaia is fifth. The world champion is 30 points behind Martin.

9:59 p.m

MotoGP: The other positions

Fabio Di Giannantonio crossed the finish line in sixth place. Behind them are Aleix Espargaro, Marco Bezzecchi and Raul Fernandez. Eleventh place goes to Miguel Oliveira.

Fabio Quartararo is 23 seconds behind with the Yamaha and collects World Championship points in twelfth place. His teammate Alex Rins was eliminated due to a fall.

Jack Miller falls back to 13th place. The last World Cup points were taken by Augusto Fernandez and Alex Marquez, who continued after his crash.

Bringing up the rear is Luca Marini in 16th place, 33 seconds behind. This means that Honda does not collect a World Championship point.

9:48 p.m

MotoGP: Ducati beaten

After eleven wins in a row on Sunday, Ducati’s winning streak is coming to an end.

Enea Bastianini climbs onto the podium in third place. Jorge Martin crosses the finish line in fourth place.

Francesco Bagnaia can no longer make any impact in the final phase and ends up fifth.

9:46 p.m

MotoGP: Rookie Pedro Acosta back on the podium

After third place in Portugal, the rookie can celebrate on the podium in second place today.

9:45 p.m


Pole position, sprint victory, Grand Prix victory!

Maverick Vinales wins a race for the first time since Qatar 2021 (on Sunday) and for the first time with Aprilia!

Vinales became the first rider in the modern MotoGP era (since 2002) to win with three brands: Suzuki, Yamaha and Aprilia.

9:43 p.m

MotoGP: Last lap

Vinales can increase his lead over Acosta to one and a half seconds.

Bastianini is third. Martin doesn’t seem to be able to counter anymore.

9:42 p.m

MotoGP: Bastianini attacks

At the exit of turn 11, Martin loses momentum and doesn’t come out of the corner very well. Bastianini passes on the straight and is now third.

9:41 p.m

MotoGP: 2 more laps

Vinales increases his lead over Acosta to one second.

Behind them, the duel between Martin and Bastianini for third place breaks out.

9:39 p.m

MotoGP: Acosta strong

3 more laps and Acosta takes a few tenths of a second off Vinales. This means that Aprilia’s lead shrinks to less than a second.

9:36 p.m

MotoGP: Bagnaia toothless fifth

While Bastianini tries to steal third place from Martin, Bagnaia is a little more than a second behind in fifth place.

9:34 p.m

MotoGP: Duel for third place

Martin comes under pressure from Bastianini.

At the front, Vinales builds up a lead of more than a second over Acosta.

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