Marc Marquez eased to victory, after fending off the Ducati’s of Jack Miller and Andrea Dovizioso, earlier in the race to extend his lead in the world championship to eight points.
Marquez led at the start and it seemed that the Spaniard would run away into the distance. However, Jack Miller led for a few laps, after hunting down Marquez.
It then seemed that Marquez would be having a race long battle with the Ducati’s. Sadly, Marquez then pulled away and eased to his third victory of the year. The big battle was the battle for 2nd which was between Dovizioso, Petrucci, Miller and Rossi. The two factory Ducati’s of Dovizioso and Petrucci would come very close to contact but Dovizioso would finish 2nd and Petrucci would finish 3rd.
Miller managed to keep Valentino Rossi behind and secured a very strong 4th. Rossi would be disappointed with 5th, after seeing the podium in his sights. Rossi’s teammate Maverick Vinales had a disaster race, after being taken out by Pecco Bagnaia. A weekend that seemed very promising for Vinales ended yet again in zero points.
Rider of the day was definitely KTM’s Pol Espargaro. The Spaniard managed to finish in a stunning 6th position. His highly praised teammate Johann Zarco could only manage 13th.
Home hero Fabio Quartararo managed to salvage an 8th position, despite being down in 13th. His late race pace was brilliant even managing to set the fastest lap of the race. He passed riders such as Cal Crutchlow and Jorge Lorenzo to give some smiles to the home fans.
Quartararo’s teammate Franco Morbidelli managed to finish ahead of him in 7th, in a fairly quiet race for the Italian.
Elsewhere, Cal Crutchlow managed to come home in 9th position and in Moto3, John McPhee managed to take his second career win.
Article by Ollie Cassidy