Jorge Martin was dominant in fifth consecutive MotoGP sprint win in Thai GP, as Brad Binder was second from Luca Marini.
It was a bit of slow start for pole-sitter Jorge Martin in his Pramac Ducati in the MotoGP sprint in Thai GP but he maintained his lead from VR46 Ducati’s Luca Marini, who went back and forth against Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro in the battle for second.
KTM’s Brad Binder was fourth from Honda’s Marc Marquez, VR46’s Marco Bezzecchi, Gresini Ducati’s Alex Marquez in the Top 7 as Pramac’s Johann Zarco made a bold move on Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia to sneak past the points leader for eighth.
Aprilia’s Maverick Vinales dropped last after a moment against Bagnaia, as Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo also tried a move on the Ducati rider but to no avail. The fight for third kicked in when Binder jumped to third from Marquez which dropped Espargaro to fifth.
But Espargaro retook fourth to drop Marquez to fifth. Meanwhile, A Marquez passed Bezzecchi for sixth but he retook the place as he then passed M Marquez for fifth. As the battles continued, LCR Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami crashed out in the final corner.
Having lost sixth to Bezzecchi, A Marquez was fending off Zarco which allowed Bagnaia to close in the clear both in the final corner and lead-up to Turn 1. KTM’s Jack Miller was on the move too, where he passed Quartararo for 10th.
Up front, Martin had a good lead as Binder finally got past Marini after trying for several laps. Espargaro was a steady fourth but Bezzecchi lost fifth to M Marquez with Bagnaia joining the fight at the back of his VR46 stablemate.
Gresini’s Fabio di Giannantonio was the second retirement from the MotoGP sprint due to a clutch issue, as Vinales was handed Long Gap Penalty for track limits. At the front, it was dominance from Martin to register fifth consecutive MotoGP sprint win in Thai GP.
Binder was second from Marini as Marquez passed Espargaro for fourth after a wide moment for the latter. Bezzecchi was sixth keeping Bagnaia behind as A Marquez and Zarco rounded the Top 9 points positions.