One of the most dramatic MotoGP races of all time has ended with a close victory for Crutchlow over fellow satellite star Zarco, with Rins claiming his debut podium in third ahead of long-time race leader Miller.

But behind there was major controversy as world champion Marquez received no less than three penalties during the race!

The first was a ride-through for not leaving the grid after stalling and then re-starting his bike at the end of the sighting lap.

Marquez then had to drop a position after barging into Aleix Espargaro during his comeback through the field, only to knock into Rossi at the same corner in the closing stages of the race - sending them both wide, with Rossi then falling on the wet grass.


That incident resulted in a 30-second post-race penalty, dropping Marquez from 5th to 18th...

 

  1. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 40m 36.342s
  2. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 40m 36.593s
  3. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 40m 38.843s
  4. Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP17) 40m 40.732s
  5. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 40m 51.283s
  6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP18) 40m 58.875s
  7. Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (GP17) 40m 59.368s
  8. Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 41m 0.263s
  9. Hafizh Syahrin MAL Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 41m 0.653s
  10. Danilo Petrucci ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18) 41m 2.345s
  11. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 41m 7.364s
  12. Scott Redding GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 41m 8.233s
  13. Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V)* 41m 8.794s
  14. Franco Morbidelli ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 41m 18.403s
  15. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (GP18) 41m 18.616s
  16. Alvaro Bautista ESP Angel Nieto Team (GP17) 41m 18.967s
  17. Thomas Luthi SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 41m 19.692s
  18. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 41m 20.202s
  19. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 41m 28.424s
  20. Karel Abraham CZE Angel Nieto Team (GP16) 41m 40.286s
  21. Xavier Simeon ESP Reale Avintia (GP16)* 41m 46.486s
    Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) DNF
    Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) DNF
    Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) DNF

* Rookie

By Peter McLaren

 

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