Jorge Martín hits his first MotoGP success with the Pramac Racing Team's Desmosedici GP at the Styria Grand Prix.
The Styrian Grand Prix, held this afternoon on the Austrian Red Bull Ring circuit, near Zeltweg, is full of surprises and very aggressive drivers.
On the top step of the podium of the GP of Styria, one more Ducati climbed: Jorge Martín, driver of the factory-supported Pramac Racing team and author of the pole position yesterday, won his first success in MotoGP in its debut year in the category.
Bagnaia, who started with the second best time from the front row, managed to take the lead almost immediately, but after a few laps the race was interrupted due to an accident. Once the track conditions were restored, the drivers lined up in the same position obtained in qualifying to compete in a new test over the distance of 27 laps. At the restart, however, Pecco was unable to find the same feeling with his Desmosedici GP. Slipping to the rear, the Italian crossed the line in ninth place, but was subsequently relegated to eleventh place, after suffering a three-second penalty for exceeding the limits of the track.
Unlucky race also for Jack Miller who in the restart had managed to take the lead after a few corners. Overtaken shortly after by Martín, then by Mir and finally by Quartararo, the Australian driver was forced to push to get closer to the French driver. Unfortunately, with ten laps to go when he seems to have closed the gap, Miller ran into a crash that forced him to retire.
After today's race, Bagnaia occupies the fourth position in the overall standings 58 points behind the leader, while Miller is fifth with 100 points. Ducati and the Ducati Lenovo Team, on the other hand, maintain second position in the constructors' championship and in the team standings respectively.
The Ducati Lenovo Team riders will be back on track in less than seven days, again at the Red Bull Ring, for the Austrian GP, scheduled from 13 to 15 August.