MotoGP GP Indonesia: Martín takes the sprint and leads the standings

Matteo De Filippi

The sprint race of the Indonesian GP saw Martín triumph and also take first place in the MotoGP standings

After a somewhat unpredictable qualifying that he saw Luca Marini get the pole ahead of Maverick Viñales and Aleix Espargaro, the mini race that took place just now saw Jorge Martín putting everything back in its place thanks to a test that was nothing short of perfect. The Spanish driver therefore continues his streak of positive results which leads him to obtain temporary first place also in the drivers’ classification. But let’s go in order and see what happened in this sprint race.

MotoGP GP Indonesia: Martín takes the sprint and leads the standings

Martín, Marini and Bezzecchi on the podium in the sprint of the MotoGP Indonesian GP

The first laps are heart-pounding and the duels to conquer the positions begin immediately. Marini, who started from first place, exits the first corner holding on to first place, but is forced to giving way to Viñales’ Aprilia who takes the lead at the second corner. Just behind Quartararo and Martinwho started fourth and sixth respectively, they overtake Aleix Espargaro’s other Aprilia who is then also overtaken by the South African Binder.

The Spaniard’s desire for revenge in pursuit of Binder’s fifth position triggered an accident on the second lap. At the entrance to turn 16, in fact, Espargaro loses control of his Aprilia carambulating on the South African pilot. Although the latter managed to get back into the race, the time lost in the accident condemned him to last place.

With nine laps to go Martín moves towards Marini and easily overtakes him on the inside with five to go he also has the other Spaniard from Aprilia in his sights, easily bypassing it. For Viñales, however, it didn’t end there. His race pace is no longer as incisive as at the beginning and he was overtaken by the pair from the Mooney VR46 team.

In the final laps there could still be some excitement with Marini who manages to get under the leader Martín, but a mistake by the Italian on the penultimate lap forced him to settle for second place. Behind Maverick Viñales we then find al fifth place Quartararo before Fabio Di Giannantonio, Enea Bastianini and Francesco Bagnaiawho finished only eighth after starting from thirteenth position.

Martín therefore finds himself leading the MotoGP rider standings after the sprint at the Indonesian GP. The Spaniard enjoys only 7 points ahead of Bagnaia and 56 from Bezzecchi. What does tomorrow’s race have in store for us? We’ll just have to wait to find out. In order not to miss future news regarding the world of motors and the technological universe in general, continue to follow!