Races – Report and results of the GP of Rep. Czech MotoGP 2018 (Dovizioso winner) –

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Report and results of the GP of Rep. Czech MotoGP 2018 (Dovizioso winner)

Races - Report and results of the GP of Rep. Czech MotoGP 2018 (Dovizioso winner) -

A strong comeback for MotoGP in Brno! The 2018 Czech Republic Grand Prix was the scene of a race with a lot of pressure, finally won by Andrea Dovizioso. Jorge Lorenzo, author of incredible overtaking, ends in the wheel of his teammate and ahead of Marc Marquez.

What a contrast in the Ducati clan between Saturday and Sunday! The tension did indeed rise to its paroxysm during the tests between Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo, who exchanged "pleasantries" by way of the press interposed about their management of the capricious Ducati…

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"Jorge may have won two races, but the problems persist," said Dovizioso sternly, who felt that the contract had not been fulfilled for a Lorenzo who was supposed to play the title. Immediate reaction from the person concerned, who replied to the Italian that his career included three MotoGP titles, a consecration that "Dovi" never obtained. Atmosphere …

Against this background, the Italian team began to tremble when Lorenzo began a spectacular comeback in the last five laps to come back like a rocket on his teammate, who spent most of the race in front of Marquez. !

But despite his efforts and brilliant maneuvers, Lorenzo did not manage to waver "DesmoDovi", who signs his second success of the season after that recorded in Qatar. A great fight, which ends with a beautiful image: that of Lorenzo coming to congratulate Dovizioso – author of 10 successes in MotoGP – in the parc fermé, while the Ducati clan exults in front of this double !

  • [Video] MNC LiveIncredible overtaking by Jorge Lorenzo ! 

Third, Marc Marquez remains smiling despite this demonstration of Ducati because the defending champion retains – and by far – the head of the provisional championship. Marquez, "wisely" remained in ambush in the leading trio, even increased his lead over second Valentino Rossi …

Yamaha in turmoil

Well off when the lights were out, Rossi briefly took the lead with his medium front tire (hard, for his rivals). But the nine-time world champion, who had confided his concern about his pace, did not manage to keep pace over time…

Races - Report and results of the GP of Rep. Czech MotoGP 2018 (Dovizioso winner) -

Yielding in turn to the attacks of Marquez and Crutchlow, Rossi was then passed by Lorenzo during the (re) rise of the Mallorcan. The n ° 46, pugnacious, nevertheless saves the 4th position on the last lap by overtaking Cal Crutchlow in the final sequences.

The Englishman – also the author of a good comeback – finished 5th ahead of Petrucci and Zarco, who spent almost the entire race alone in 7th place. The Tech3 rider is ahead of Dani Pedrosa, transparent throughout the weekend on a route supposed to suit him. The future retiree of the HRC – to whom Honda and KTM offered a test pilot position in 2019 – is very little ahead of Alvaro Bautista’s Ducati. 

The Viñales / Forcada clash in Brno

The other big disappointment comes from Maverick Viñales, last qualified in QP2 and 12th on the grid. The Spanish driver unfortunately left the mat during a collision in the first corners with Smith and Bradl, wild card on an official RC213V.

Bad luck for "Mack", who drew the exasperation of his team after leaving "leaked" the name of his future chief engineer, Esteban Garcia, who will replace Ramon Forcada next year. Angry to learn of his ouster and the identity of his replacement in the press, Forcada said he was sad about Viñales’ behavior.

"Yamaha had warned me that I was not going to continue, but the rider said absolutely nothing to me, not a single word," Forcada said with as much bitterness as anger. A criticism of Viñales which pushed the communicators of Yamaha to advise the Spanish not to speak out on the issue anymore …

Franco Morbidelli, back from injury in his Honda Marc VDS, finished the Czech Republic GP as the first rider with 13th position. Italian precedes Syahrin and Aprilia d’Espargaro. Sylvain Guintoli finished penultimate on the Suzuki in wild card, despite two broken ribs at the Suzuka 8H !

Championship point

Because of his white result in Brno – his first this season – Maverick Vinales loses a place in the provisional standings: the n ° 25 gives way to Andrea Dovizioso, who increases his points balance to 113 units. The Ducati official is 19 lengths behind Valentino Rossi (132 pts) and 68 points behind the leader, Marc Marquez (181 pts).

A very favorable Sunday therefore for "DesmoDovi", who signs the pole and victory in the Czech Republic just before approaching the Austrian GP next week where the Ducati is traditionally at ease. Then will follow the track of Silverstone, at the end of August, which also favors the Desmosedici and the n ° 4.

The other winning driver this weekend is Marc Marquez, who prances to the top of the championship with almost two wins over Valentino Rossi after ten races contested. We understand better in view of this classification that the defending champion sometimes seemed to channel his speed even though he seemed more comfortable in places than the Ducatis this Sunday…

2018 MotoGP Czech Republic GP results

Races - Report and results of the GP of Rep. Czech MotoGP 2018 (Dovizioso winner) -

Provisional MotoGP classification 2018

Races - Report and results of the GP of Rep. Czech MotoGP 2018 (Dovizioso winner) -

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