Malaysian Grand Prix. Banyana wins the race and close to winning the title

Italy’s Francesco Bagnaia won the Malaysian MotoGP Grand Prix in dramatic style on Sunday, closing in on the world title.

Banaya finished the race in 40:14.332 minutes, 0.270 seconds ahead of his compatriot and teammate Enya Bastianini.

Banaya would have won the MotoGP World Championship in Malaysia had his French rival Fabio Quartararo finished off the podium today, but that didn’t happen as Quartararo finished third.

However, Ducati’s Bagati extended his lead by 23 points to Quartararo ahead of the season finale in Valencia, Spain two weeks later.

With only 25 points left in the Valencia race, Quartararo must win the last race of 2022, hoping Bagnana will finish in 15th place or less in order for the Frenchman to retain his world title.

Here are the top five Malaysian Grand Prix results:

1 – Francesco Bagna (Italy) (Ducati) 40:14.332 min.

2 – Ennia Bastianini (Italy) (Ducati-Grezzini), 0.270 seconds back.

3rd Fabio Quartararo of France (Yamaha), 2.773 seconds back

4th Italian Marco Pizzi (Ducati-VR46), 5.446 seconds back

5- Alex Rins of Spain (Suzuki), 11.923 seconds back

Here are the top five in the World Cup standings:

1- Italian Francesco Bagnana (Ducati) 258 points

2-French Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) 235

3- Alex Espargaro of Spain (April) 212

4- Italian Enea Bastianini (Ducati-Grezzini) 211

5. Australian Jack Miller (Ducati) 189.

Source: AFP.

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