Bagnaia Claims Maiden MotoGP Win After Battle With Marquez

“It’s a dream come true to get my first victory,” Bagnaia, the eighth different winner of the season, said in a pit-lane interview.

“It wasn’t easy to stay in front of Marc. His body is not at 100% but I think today he was very competitive.”

Six-times MotoGP champion Marquez has not been at his best since his arm injury last year and subsequent surgeries but the Spaniard was happy to finish on the podium for a second time this season.

“I still need to find the best level. I enjoyed the battle with Pecco in the last laps,” Marquez said.

“Today Pecco was faster than us. I tried in the end but it wasn’t possible. But really happy with another podium.”

Reigning champion Joan Mir of Suzuki finished third while championship leader Fabio Quartararo, who started third on the grid, had a poor start and eventually finished eighth.

Frenchman Quartararo holds a 53-point lead over Bagnaia with five races left.

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro finished fourth while Miller, who made mistakes and went wide twice to lose positions, was fifth. (Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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