Carlo Pernat commented for us the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez in front of a Prosecco DOC wine which is indispensable given the infernal temperatures in Andalusia at this time of year. From the splendid victory of Bagnaia and Ducati, to the good race of Marquez, passing through the great day of Aprilia that with this third podium loses the consessions for the future and is ready to fight on equal terms with everyone.
"Speaking of the Jerez GP, the characters and the battles of this season are starting to emerge. Bagnaia did a fabulous race, what can I say. Pole, circuit record, started in the lead and arrive in front, to give a ten with praise is little. This year he had some adaptation problems at the beginning, but now begins the real championship for the work Ducati. Nice battle with Quartararo, the only one who knows this Yamaha well. Just look at what the others are doing, and frankly, they are struggling too much. This battle between Baganai and Quartararo will be the reason for this season.
The classification then sees Aleix Espargarò second after this third podium of the season. They lost the concessions, but I would say with a lot of joy because to make podiums and to be so in the world championship, I don't think they thought about it at the beginning of the year. Vinales is struggling, he should change his riding style, but in my opinion he won't change it. It will be a very difficult adaptation, he has always ridden the inline 4. Points in the pot for Marquez in a GP where the bike was not right. He struggled, but also because he started from the back and in today's MotoGP it is difficult to recover.
I'd say a 7 for Marquez, who is setting himself goals time after time. It will be difficult to see again the Marquez of the past, but he was very battling, he made several overtakes, he waited for the podium, even if in the end Aleix passed both him and Miller and went away.
Honda's crisis continues, a crisis that Marquez partly manages to tarnish. Pol Espargarò proves to be a disappointment, so I see it difficult to renew him. Nakagami had a good race, but he's always strong in Jerez. Alex Marquez's crisis continues, a tunnel that maybe depends also on Honda's decisions.
KTM anonymous, where both Binder and Oliveira can't do what they did at the beginning of 2022. They have problems with this tire, let's hope they solve them soon. I'd say it was a celebration of the public, the grandstands were full and there was a great desire for motorcycles. Thousands of bikes in the paddock, this is the real sport. A little bit in crisis Martìn, who is probably suffering this dualism with Enea Bastianini in view of next season, is falling a little bit too much. He was only upright in two GPs out of six, an average that is difficult for a rider to digest."