2018 MotoGP : Race 17/19 Results

Editor@Throttle|Updated: October 29, 2018 8:02
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Maverick Vinales ended Yamaha’s record MotoGP winless streak with an emphatic victory in a dramatic Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island. The Spaniard ran home a clear winner after jumping clear in the early laps, aided by a shocking incident that took out both Marc Marquez and Johann Zarco. The victory is Yamaha’s first since the 2017 Dutch TT, and ended Vinales’ own losing streak which had stretched to 28 races.

 

Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso rounded out the podium, while Australia’s Jack Miller came home seventh, celebrating in parc ferme as the first independent team rider home. 

 

Polesitter Marquez was another to get posted wide in the early corners, but regathered to be right on Miller’s tail to slipstream his way into the lead at the end of the opening tour. Dovizioso - from ninth! - was soon past Miller too, as was Andrea Iannone, while Rossi was all over the Australian’s tail, the lead group still consisting of the entire field bar Petrucci. Zarco briefly bundled Miller down to fifth with an aggressive move at MG on Lap 3, but he snatched the place back into Doohan Corner.

 

Race Results :

 

1. Maverick Vinales, Spain (Yamaha), 27 laps, Total Race Time 40:51.081

2. Andrea Iannone, Italy (Suzuki), -1.543 seconds

3. Andrea Dovizioso, Italy (Ducati), -1.832

4. Alvaro Bautista, Spain (Ducati), -4.072

5. Alex Rins, Spain (Suzuki), -5.017

6. Valentino Rossi, Italy (Yamaha), -5.132

7. Jack Miller, Australia (Ducati), -6.756

8. Franco Morbidelli, Italy (Honda), -21.805

9. Aleix Espargaro, Spain (Aprilia), -22.904

10. Bradley Smith, UK (KTM), -22.940

 

 

Championship Standing : 

 

  1. Marc Marquez SPA - 296 points
  2. Andrea Dovizioso -  210 points (-86)
  3. Valentino Rossi ITA -195 points (-101)
  4. Maverick Viñales - 180 points (-116)
  5. Cal Crutchlow - 148 points (-148)
  6. Danilo Petrucci - 137 points (-159)
  7. Johann Zarco - 133 points (-163)
  8. Andrea Iannone - 133 points (-163)
  9. Jorge Lorenzo - 130 points (-166)
  10. Alex Rins -129 points (-167)

 

Article Source : FoxSports