Yamaha in the dark on Quartararo’s Thailand MotoGP disaster

Quartararo qualified fourth at Buriram, but was immediately dropped to 11th after being forced wide at the first corner in the wet contest.He plummeted to 17th after running wide exiting Turn 4 moments later and could make no further progress up the order, seeing his championship lead wiped out by Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia – who was third – from 1...

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Marc Marquez: Wet Thailand MotoGP race “saved my life”

The Honda rider pushed hard from the off in Thailand as he came to Buriram feeling like his recovering right shoulder could stand up to the strain.Fastest in FP1 and qualifying eighth, Marquez went on to finish the rain-lashed Thailand race fifth and only missing out on victory by 2.9 seconds.But he admitted afterwards that he was glad of the wet c...

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Fabio Quartararo: The scariest experience of my life

Roughed up into Turn 1, the reigning champion nose-dived down the order from 4th to 17th place on the opening lap of a rain-delayed race. But the big surprise was that, despite finishing runner-up in the wet Indonesian round earlier this year, Quartararo then dropped even further back, to 19th by lap 9. An accident for Remy Gardner and re-pass on R...

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Thailand GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

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Miller - “I already know who the guys who are going to be really fast are”

It was no surprise that the riders who are known for their ability in the wet soon found themselves near the front of the race, and the usual suspects were no surprise to Miller, stating: “When we come into the kind of …unknowns, of not being in the wet and then going out in the wet - I already know who the guys who are going to be really fast are....

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Espargaro "couldn't avoid" Binder clash that led to Thailand MotoGP penalty

The Spaniard was battling with KTM's Binder on the second lap of the delayed Thailand race when the pair made contact at Turn 3.Espargaro claims both were alongside each other under braking for the corner and Binder tried to hand on around the outside, with the Aprilia rider clattering into him and forcing him off track.He was given a long lap pena...

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Bagnaia credits Miller pep talk for wet Thailand MotoGP podium

Sunday’s 25-lap Thailand GP was delayed by almost an hour due to torrential rain, which led to MotoGP’s second wet race of the year.The first one in Indonesia back in March saw Bagnaia struggle to a distant 15th, while he was over two seconds off the pace in a wet qualifying in Japan last weekend.As a result, Bagnaia was “upset” when conditions tur...

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Espargaro “angry with other riders” - “you can’t blame everybody”

Espargaro was animated in conversation with Dorna representatives during the delayed start to the race, caused by rain and standing water. He insists that he was not advocating the race was cancelled, but was instead frustrated that other riders were not sharing their thoughts about the dangerous conditions. “I was angry with the other riders,” he ...

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RIDER RATINGS: 10 for Oliviera but who suffered their worst grade of the year?

Miguel Oliveira - 10 (Qualified 11th, finished 1st) Like in Mandalika earlier this season, Oliveira was once again the star of the show in tricky conditions. After making a very good start the Portuguese rider went from strength to strength in order to pick off the Ducatis and Marc Marquez ahead of him. Despite finding it difficult to overtake Jack...

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Crutchlow: “Very, very dangerous, over the limit for racing!”

The race was delayed due to a downpour and standing water before, eventually, Miguel Oliveira was victorious in treacherous conditions. Crutchlow finished 19th then said: “The start of the race was so dangerous. We couldn’t see anything. “So I rode the first two laps slow because I care. “I was not happy at the start of the race because it was very...

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Thailand: 2022 MotoGP World Championship standings

    New World Championship standings after the Thailand MotoGP at Buriram, round 17 of 20 in the 2022 world championship. Buriram: MotoGP World Championship standingsPos RiderNatTeamPointsDiff.1=Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)219 2=Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)217(-2)3=Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)199(-20)4=Enea Bas...

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Zarco reveals Ducati MotoGP issued instructions for battling Bagnaia

Zarco finished Sunday’s wet Thailand Grand Prix in fourth having piled pressure on Bagnaia in the latter stages for the final podium place.The Pramac rider was careful in how he approached the battle, given Bagnaia is Ducati’s leading championship hope and is now just two points behind Fabio Quartararo after the Yamaha rider struggled to 17th in Th...

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Zarco was “playing the game - thinking of Ducati contract!”

Zarco set five consecutive fastest laps in the wet Buriram conditions, passing Marc Marquez and eventually finishing fourth. Miguel Oliveira won. Ducati Lenovo Team rider Bagnaia finished on the podium and Pramac Racing’s Zarco did not try to cost his teammate any points as the title race heats up, Laverty thinks. “Honestly, it looked like he tempe...

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Thailand MotoGP: Oliveira wins wet race, nightmare for Quartararo

Heavy rain delayed the race by almost an hour, but once action got underway Oliveira found the form he used to win the similarly rain-lashed Indonesian GP to beat Ducati’s Jack Miller for his second victory of the 2022 season.A scrappy start for Quartararo and a lack of pace in the conditions meant he took the chequered flag with no points in 17th,...

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Oliveira delivers another wet-weather masterclass to win in Buriram

Marco Bezzecchi made a brilliant start from his first-ever MotoGP pole to lead into turn one, however, the Italian ran off track on the exit of the same corner, as did Jorge Martin.  As Francesco Bagnaia gained a position and moved into second following Martin’s mistake, main title rival Fabio Quartararo instead went backwards after suffering a sho...

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2022 Thailand MotoGP, Buriram Circuit - Race Results

2022 Thailand MotoGP, Buriram - Race ResultsPosRiderNatTeamTime/Diff1Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)41m 44.503s2Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo (GP22)+0.730s3Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)+1.968s4Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)+2.490s5Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+2.958s6Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)+13.257s7Maveric...

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MotoGP Thailand GP: Full Moto3 and Moto2 results

The 22-lap Moto3 race at Buriram was the first contest on the bill on Sunday, with Foggia almost leading from start to finish on his Leopard Honda.The Italian converted pole into the holeshot and held an early advantage, while title challengers Izan Guevara and Sergio Garcia of Aspar GasGas tried to recover from 11th and 20th on the grid.Garcia’s a...

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2022 Thailand Moto2 Grand Prix, Buriram - Race Results

Thailand Moto2 Grand Prix, Buriram - Race ResultsPosRiderNatTeamBikeTime1Tony ArbolinoITAElf Marc VDS Racing Team(Kalex)15m 10.854s2Filip SalacCZEGresini Racing Moto2(Kalex)15m 11.105s3Aron CanetSPAFlexbox HP40(Kalex)15m 13.966s4Jake DixonGBRInde GASGAS Aspar Team(Kalex)15m 14.122s5Alonso LopezSPABeta Tools Speed Up(Boscoscuro)15m 14.991s6Ai OguraJ...

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Thailand Moto2: Arbolino declared winner, heartbreak for Chantra

Tony Arbolino was declared the winner of the Moto2 Thailand Grand Prix as torrential rain poured down in Buriram ending the racing action early. The Elf Marc VDS rider had only just taken over from Filip Salac but as the rain reduced visibility to almost zero the red flag came out and the rain did not abate for long enough to get the original plan ...

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Thailand MotoGP race start delayed due to heavy rain

Conditions took a turn at the start of the earlier Moto2 race, which was forced to be delayed as the field switched from slick tyres to wets.Shortened from 24 laps to 16, the Moto2 race didn’t get to the 2/3 cut-off distance to declare a result when heavy rain lashed the circuit.A five-lap sprint was due to finish the Moto2 contest, but had to be a...

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