And the sprint race before the main race of this year's Moto GP in Indonesia has ended and the winner is one of the favorites Pramak Ducati driver Jorge Martin won the sprint race within the Indonesian Grand Prix in Moto PG in the world motorcycling championship.
Yesterday he did not have a notable result in the preparatory race, so this Spaniard started from the sixth position on the Mandalika track and triumphed after 13 laps, adding another 12 points and breaking out into first place in the overall driver standings.
We are really looking at a very exciting Moto GP season, the points difference is small and there are six races left before the end. Martin now has 328 points, seven more than current champion Francesco Bagnaio (321), who finished eighth in this race.
The form of this great driver is surprising, because regardless of everything, he was a big favorite throughout the season. The Italian on the factory Ducati experienced a dramatic drop in form in the second part of the season, he was 13th in training, but he reached eighth position at the end of the sprint, which was enough for two points.
By the way, Francesco Bagnaia had a 50-point lead in the general standings at one point in the championship. We hope that the Italian will return to form and fight to the end and give us an exciting end to the season.
This sprint race was marked by one incident that ended in the best possible way
Second in the sprint race was Luca Marini, who won the pole position a little earlier, and Marco Bezzecchi, third in the general standings with 272 points.
Marco Bezzecchi suffered a broken collarbone last week. It seems that this did not affect the performance of this great driver who drove another race as expected of him. Ducati secured its fourth consecutive constructors' title.
One awkward situation happened at this moto GP. Brad Binder was very lucky and managed to pass without injury because Aleš Esparago ran into him at high speed in the early stages of the race. Fortunately, that incident went well, even though everyone was scared.
Tomorrow, the main Moto GP race in Indonesia awaits us, and considering how we watched the sprint race, it will surely be very interesting.