For the second year in a row, Ducati takes victory at the Circuito de Jerez - Angel Nieto, stage yesterday of the Spanish GP, the sixth round of the 2022 MotoGP World Championship. After Jack Miller's victory last year, this time, it was Francesco Bagnaia (second in 2021) who took the Desmosedici GP to the top step of the podium, proving to be the absolute dominator of the Andalusian weekend.
The Ducati Lenovo Team rider took a record-breaking pole position, and in yesterday's GP, he imposed himself again, taking the lead at the first corner. Bagnaia was then able to maintain an incredible pace, managing the advantage over Fabio Quartararo until the finish line. It was Bagnaia's fifth victory in MotoGP and his first in the premier class this year. Thanks to this result, the Italian rider moves up to fifth in the overall standings, which sees him 33 points behind leader Quartararo.
Francesco Bagnaia (#63 Ducati Lenovo Team)
"I am moved. The first victory last year at Aragon was certainly very important, but today's was even more beautiful and much more difficult. We come from a tough period in which, for various reasons, we have never been able to show our real potential, but here I knew that we were in the right conditions to do well. We have been working hard since Qatar, and finally, today, we arrived ready for the race. I pushed really hard and lapped consistently throughout the 25 laps. I'm proud of the work that has been done, not only with my team, which I thank but also at home with the Academy and my family!"