GP Spain MotoGP: The keys to the race

1. Quartararo’s forearm problems. He was a winning horse before starting the race and until the middle of it, which was when the forearm problems arose that “stole” a victory that was his.

2. The excess of caution of Bagnaia. The Ducati rider repeated second place from two weeks earlier in Portugal. But as he himself admitted, he was too conservative in the first bars of the race, which led him to be very far when he decided to go on the attack.

3. Mir’s classification. Once again, Joan’s career was conditioned by her position on the starting grid. And that with a motorcycle like the Suzuki and on a circuit with the characteristics of Jerez, is like wearing an iron ball tied to the ankle.

4. New Rins bug. I don’t know what they said to him in the box, but Alex’s crash on lap three when he got off the clean line at Turn 2 was a slap on the wrist. Especially seeing how, after rejoining the race, Rins became the fastest driver on the track.

5. Marc’s two falls. Great career of Márquez, of the human Márquez. After two heavy falls in practice I was curious to see his attitude in the race. Marc competed as far as he could, or better as far as his physique left him. It’s going to be hard for him to get back to his old self, but he’ll get there.