Incredible victory for Binder with the KTM and joy for Márquez

Unpublished podium formed by the rookie, Morbidelli and Zarco, with a fiasco of the main favorites for the title: Quartararo 7th, Dovizioso 11th and Maverick 14th.


Incredible victory for Binder in Brno, for being a rookie, for being a KTM rider and for what his brilliant triumph entails ... And the fact is that the South African makes his debut this season in MotoGP and was only facing his third in the GP of the Czech Republic race on the back of the Austrian motorcycle, one of the ugly ducklings of the queen class until this year. KTM is in its fourth season and until today it had not come anywhere near to victory, but from now on they will have to be considered differently. They are already capable of winning both on asphalt and on dirt, where they are the masters. So ready to race (their slogan) on any surface ...

It is clear that the joy of the South African, the first to win from that country in the queen class, and that of his entire box, was more than justified, but the joy that Marc Márquez will have experienced from his home is also easily imaginable. The champion has not been able to appear due to injury for the second consecutive race and his main rivals in the fight for the title have given him several gifts, signing different disappointing and even blushing performances. Quartararo finished seventh, Dovizioso eleventh and Maverick fourteenth. That is to say, the Frenchman has only scored nine points, when he was clearly aiming for 25 for the victory, and now he has 59 points. Viñales has only added two, so he has scored 42 for the Repsol Honda. And the Italian has added five, so it takes you 26.

All these data are used to start thinking about the acceleration that Márquez gives to his reappearance, if he really did not already intend to return next week in Austria, after his second operation on the humerus of the right arm. That disadvantage that he has with those in the lead, being him, it would still be traceable to be in good physical condition with 11 GGPP still ahead (they will end up being 14 this year of COVID-19). Also, there is no clear dominator on the grid with Marc in dry dock. Quartararo already failed in Q2 on Saturday and suffered a lot in the race when the performance of the tires fell, because he went from arguing for the leadership to Morbidelli to gradually losing positions with little opposition.

It is surprising, however, that Morbidelli was able to finish on the podium. The Pertronas Yamaha driver led a good part of the test, but in the end he gave in to the push of a sensational Binder that ended up taking 5.2 seconds at the finish line. Seeing is believing, KTM victory with a rookie and putting a churro to the competition ...

The one who could not participate in the orange party was Pol, due to fall. He was in contention for the podium, but a throw in the first corner sent him to the ground. Both played completely lying down and the Catalan ended up on the ground. The stewards later understood that the Frenchman had driven irresponsibly, something that is difficult to understand from the outside, and they sanctioned him with a long lap penalty (long lap) that he did as a marker and with which he returned just ahead of Quartararo. From there, Johann shot to retain third place, which is his first podium with Ducati and the first for the Esponsorama team in MotoGP. Rins was about to take it from him, who made a great comeback to fourth place. Suzuki's is still so touched on his right shoulder that he chose not to ride in the warm up, so his fourth place was highly deserving.

After the Spaniard finished a Rossi who was fifth and the second Yamaha of the day, nine positions ahead of his teammate Maverick, predictably with problems in the rear tire. Otherwise his regrettable career is not explained. He started fifth and finished fourteenth, without any star moment to highlight. He, Quartararo and Dovizioso have given Márquez wings to speed up his return ...

Y special mention requires the sinking of Honda without the champion on the track: Nakagami 8th, Crutchlow 13th and Álex Márquez 15th. Little more to add to what those weak results say.

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