Bagnaia Claims Algarve GP Win

by | Nov 8, 2021 | Sports | 0 comments

Francesco Bagnaia – Photo Credit: Flickr

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia produced a near-flawless display at the Algarve Grand Prix and claimed his third victory of the season. He finished ahead of Spain’s outgoing champion Joan Mir of Suzuki and team mate Jack Miller.

The 24-year-old Italian, who was starting first on the grid for a fifth straight race, overcame a minor early blip in which he briefly lost the lead before crossing the line in dominant fashion in the penultimate race of the season.

“This race was maybe at the start more difficult because I was struggling with the front tyre as compared to other races… but everything became better and I’m very happy to have won,” said the professional motorcycle racer, who sealed second spot in the championship. “It’s a great base for next year because we have worked so hard with our bike.”

Meanwhile, Yamaha’s new world champion Fabio Quartararo who clinched the title nL1N2RK07N at last month’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix began his reign in disappointing fashion as he crashed out with five laps to go in the race.

It was the first time that the consistent 22-year-old Frenchman had not finished a race this season and capped off a disappointing weekend in which he also struggled in qualifying.