2018 Final MotoGP Results

Editor@Throttle|Updated: November 19, 2018 9:06
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Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso emerged victorious in a stop-start, attrition-heavy 2018 MotoGP season finale at a wet Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia. Dovizioso passed long-time leader Alex Rins twice – once before the 40-minute red-flag stoppage and once after – en route to his fourth win of the campaign.

 

Behind the race winner, a late crash for Valentino Rossi handed Pol Espargaro and KTM their first respective podiums in the premier class. The track was wet but drying as riders set about their sighting laps out of the pits, but soon after they spread around the grid in preparation for the start the rain made its return, soaking the circuit once more.

 

The race began as scheduled, and surprise poleman Maverick Vinales didn't keep his lead for long at the start, slipping behind Rins and Dovizioso off the line, although he would re-pass the latter into Turn 2. Danilo Petrucci, running fifth, was caught out by conditions and dropped out of his final race with Pramac, while his teammate Jack Miller had suffered his fifth crash of the weekend a few laps earlier.

 

Dani Pedrosa bowed out of MotoGP with a fifth-place finish, ahead of fellow Honda rider Takaaki Nakagami, 2018's top independent rider Johann Zarco and Espargaro's KTM teammate Bradley Smith, who had also crashed before the stoppage.

 

Race Results

 

Cla#    Rider
14Italy Andrea Dovizioso
242Spain Alex Rins
344Spain Pol Espargaro
451Italy Michele Pirro
526Spain Dani Pedrosa
630Japan Takaaki Nakagami
75France Johann Zarco
838United Kingdom Bradley Smith
96Germany Stefan Bradl
1055Malaysia Hafizh Syahrin

 

 

Article Source : MotorSport

 

Championship Standings

 

Pos     RiderPoints
1Spain Marc Marquez321
2Italy Andrea Dovizioso245
3Italy Valentino Rossi198
4Spain Maverick Viñales193
5Spain Alex Rins169
6France Johann Zarco158
7United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow148
8Italy Danilo Petrucci144
9Spain Jorge Lorenzo134
10Italy Andrea Iannone133

 

Article Source :MotorSports