Bendsneyder has 34 points so far. His performance on Sunday was the fourth in the top 10 in a row, having finished ninth in the Argentine Grand Prix, seventh in the Grand Prix of the Americas, and eighth last week in the Portugal Grand Prix.
Italian Celestino Fetti, who finished sixth in Spain, tops the rankings. Ogura is second with nineteen points behind.
Italy’s Francesco Bagnaia scored his first win of the season in MotoGP. The Ducati driver won the Spanish Grand Prix. He started the race at Jerez from pole position and managed to hold the pole position throughout the race. French world champion Fabio Quartaro was behind Bagnaia throughout the race, but failed to attack the lead. The Yamaha driver cemented the championship lead with his second place.
Spaniard Alex Espargaro (Aprilia) won the battle for third place over six-time motocross champion Marc Marquez (Honda). Alex Rins (Suzuki), who shared the World Cup lead with Quartararo before the race, failed to score at Jerez and slipped.
Bagnaia has not appeared in attack this season. He struggled a lot with Ducati in the early races. “I was looking for a good feel on the bike and finally found it,” said the Italian after the race at Jerez, where he already showed in qualifying with a record-breaking record on Saturday that he is doing well. “The bike has only now shown its potential in this amazing race. I expect that from now on I will be fighting to win more often.”
Quartararo now leads the World Cup with 89 points. Espargaro climbed to second place with 82 points. Reigns dropped to fourth with 69 points. “Bajnaya was incomparable,” Quartaro admitted. It was a great start and I really tried to get past him on the first lap, but he was too fast. It didn’t work out later in the race either.”
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