MotoGP. Jorge Martin wins the sprint in India ahead of Bagnaia

Relentless Jorge Martin! The Spaniard won the Indian Grand Prix sprint race on Saturday, closing the gap in the championship to Francesco Bagnaia, who finished second.

“Martinator” started from second position and got off to a great start to take control and never let go, once again trailing the interim leader by 33 lengths.

Zarco had to retire

At the end of the eleven laps of the race, Martin won by almost a second and a half over the reigning Italian world champion, while Spaniard Marc Marquez (Honda) caused a surprise with third place.

The South African Brad Binder (KTM), who only started in 13th place, drove an excellent race and ended up just on the podium. The Italian Marco Bezzecchi, who started from pole position, also finished fifth with a crazy comeback.

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In the first corner he was hit by his teammate and compatriot Luca Marini and managed to stay on his bike and start at the back of the field. He was in 15th place with five laps to go and managed to get back to fifth after overtaking Frenchman Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) on the final lap.

The other Frenchman on the starting grid, Johann Zarco (Ducati-Pramac), had to retire after a crash on the fifth lap.