Enea Bastianini claims victory in Aragon. (Michelin Motorsport Photo)

Bastianini Sprints To Aragon GP Victory

Enea Bastianini edged out championship contender Francesco Bagnaia by the slimmest of margins to win the Aragon Grand Prix at Motorland Aragon.

Polesitter Bagnaia held the lead early, however, after a back-and-forth battle all race long, Bastianini took the lead in turn seven on the final lap.

The two drag raced to the line, with Bastianini edging the Ducati Lenovo rider by .042 seconds. 

The front two controlled the majority of the race, setting up a classic battle with Brad Binder holding serve closely behind until the end. Binder fell to fourth, after Aleix Espargaro grabbed the third and final podium spot.

In his return to competition, Marc Marquez crashed on lap one, collecting points leader Fabio Quartararo. 

“I have no serious injuries. I have abrasions on my chest, and other than that I‘m quite disappointed,” Quartararo said. “I felt that we had the pace to fight for a great result, but unfortunately I crashed on the first lap. Some riders lost the rear, while others cut the line a little bit, and I just hit Marc from the back. It‘s a big shame. I‘ll try to sleep on my back the next few days, but I will for sure be racing in Japan!

Quartararo was unable to score any points, diminishing his points lead to 10 points over Bagnaia with five races remaining.