Qualifying may have thrown up some interesting stories, but by the end of Sunday it was all about the championship leaders.
Despite qualifying on pole, Enea Bastianini couldn’t keep Danny Kent back who ultimately won, once again extending his championship lead. Kent’s teammate, Efren Vazquez, completed the podium places. Danny Kent is now fifty one points ahead of Bastianini, who lies second, in the championship standings.
Championship leader, Johann Zarco started on pole and after an excellent last lap overtake on Esteve Rabat, he claimed victory, extending his championship lead to forty points from Rabat, who lies in second. Sam Lowes finished fourth meaning he now lies in third in the standings, fourteen points off Rabat.
It was an incredible Saturday for Suzuki as they gained their first pole position since 2007 and their first one-two since 1993. However it was all about the Yamaha’s on the Sunday as Jorge Lorenzo finished ahead of teammate, Valentino Rossi. The final podium spot was claimed by Dani Pedrosa, whose Honda teammate, Marc Marquez crashed out.
The stars of Saturday, Suzuki, had a mixed race as Aleix Espargaro crashed out, whilst Maverick Vinales finished sixth.
The result means that Rossi is now only one point ahead of his team mate in the standings, followed by the two Ducati’s, with Marquez down in fifth, sixty nine points behind Rossi.
The next round is the Dutch TT at Assen from 25th-27th June.