MotoGP had on 3rd May his first ever Virtual GP, after two races on the old MotoGP videogame where the top class riders competed themselves to win the two first #StayAtHomeGP which saw Francesco Bagnaia and Alex Marquez being the winners.
With the new official MotoGP Videogame came out, Dorna organized a proper Grand Prix, with every class involved. We had the opportunity to see so Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP riders on track and we had a lot of emotions with big surprises.
Gabriel Rodrigo won Moto3 race where the Argentinian had a super comeback after Dennis Foggia’s crash. We have to be more specific in this case, as long as we are not talking about an usual crash, but a WiFi for the Italian who missed connection and had a WiFi issue that did not let him to win the race despite he had a lot of pace.
The Italian from Leopard Racing Team was leading the package in the first lap, but just at the end of the track had a connection issue who forced him out of the race, while Gabriel Rodrigo started his comeback from behind after a poor start but took benefit from some crashes (including Tony Arbolino’s one) caused especially from the bike of Foggia.
Raul Fernandez tried to run away from his rivals after Foggia’s crash, but Gabriel Rodrigo’s rhythm was too fast for everyone and Gresini Rider made his move in the final laps with an aggressive move on Fernandez who made the Spaniard falling down finishing even behind Albert Arenas. Rodrigo did not have any problem from that moment and won the race, followed by Arenas and Fernandez.
Moto2 was even more chaotic, with 8 riders who crashed in the first lap, with multiple incidents and a super duel between Lorenzo Baldassarri and Luca Marini where the Sky Racing Team VR46 rider did not have too much luck as long as he fell down after a small contact with his compatriot.
It was so a close fight with Lorenzo Baldassarri and Jake Dixon who had a lot of gap on the others and both engaged a good duel for the victory with the Italian who had more pace and after overtaking the Briton created a gap to win the race alone.
Dixon kept his advantage and finished on 2nd, followed by Bo Bendsneyder, who had the quickest reaction to the multiple incidents, with the Dutch who ended ahead of Luca Marini and Jorge Martin.
It was then MotoGP turn, the biggest one which did not differ too much from Moto2 for the start. A chaotic one once again, with a lot of riders going down, including Maverick Vinales and Fabio Quartararo who crashed at the first corner, while Alex Marquez engaged a duel with Francesco Bagnaia but had no luck as he fell down after a small contact at the end of first lap.
The Italian from Pramac Racing had so a good advantage to defend, as Quartararo made a strong fast comeback but crashed again in an incident with Iker Lecuona while he was trying to go in 2nd place.
Meanwhile, Alex Marquez made a lot of overtakes and came back to 2nd place, followed by Maverick Vinales who had at the same time a fantastic comeback from behind. It seemed that everything was done at this point, but it was not!
Indeed, Alex Marquez crashed while he was trying to catch Bagnaia, giving a comfortable lead to the Italian, with Vinales now 2nd. But we still miss the final big twist of the race: with 4 laps remaining, it was the leader of the race who made a fatal mistake. Bagnaia crashed into turn 12 and had to say goodbye to his winning chances.
Maverick Vinales found himself so in first with a strong lead and won the MotoGP Virtual GP, followed by Alex Marquez and Francesco Bagnaia.