In rainy conditions, Miguel Oliveira wins the MotoGP Thailand 2022

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With the results of the MotoGP Thailand 2022 race, the competition for the world title in the 2022 season has become even more exciting and tight. – The 2022 MotoGP season enters its 17th series at the Thailand GP. The race which took place at Chang International Circuit, Buriram, Thailand, took place in heavy rain conditions. In the race, Red Bull KTM team rider Miguel Oliveira came out the winner of this race and named him “Rain Master” in the 2022 season.

This is Miguel Oliveira’s second win this season after his victory at the Mandalika circuit in Indonesia in mid-March, even in rainy conditions.

In rainy conditions, Miguel Oliveira wins the MotoGP of Thailand 2022

The way of running.

The MotoGP race in Thailand will last 25 laps and will start at 15.00 local time. However, the heavy rain that flooded the circuit delayed the race by almost 1 hour. Until 15.55 local time, the Thailand GP race was held in conditions that were still 100% wet.

At the start of the race, the VR46 team rider Marco Bezzechi, who started from pole position, managed to maintain his position despite bumping into the Pramac Ducati team rider, Jorge Martin. Monster Energy Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo, who currently leads the standings, in fact widened to the fourth corner in the first lap of the race.

Quartararo, who started from fourth position, immediately dropped to 17th position after the first lap even though he started from fourth position. His closest rival, Francecso Bagnaia, who started from second position, continued to follow Bezzechi. Threats started coming from Miguel Oliveira who was already in the top 5 after the third lap. The Portuguese Red Bull KTM driver is known to be very strong in races that take place in wet conditions.

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Also on lap eight Oliveira moved up to 3rd place after overtaking Jorge Martin and Marco Bezzechi whose performances continued to decline. Then the next duel Oliveira who managed to win a duel between fellow wet track specialist Jack Miller to change the second position. Result on lap 15, Oliveira managed to overtake Miller and started chasing the position of Bagnaia who was in the lead.

In rainy conditions, Miguel Oliveira wins the MotoGP of Thailand 2022

Then a few laps later Oliveira managed to overtake Bagnaia and take command of the race managing to keep it up to the finish line. Meanwhile, the duel between Lenovo Ducati teammates Jack Miller and Francesco Bagnaia for second place was won by Miller. Until the end of the race Oliveira managed to establish herself as the winner followed by Miller and Bagnaia.

Johann Zarco (Pramac Ducati) and Marq Marquez (Repsol Honda) completed the first 5 positions in the race ahead of the Gresini Ducati team rider, Enea Bastianini. Marco Bezzechi, who started from pole position, had to be content with finishing in 16th position without scoring points. It is a better position than Fabio Quartararo who finished 17th without points. Meanwhile Aleix Espargaro, also a candidate for the world title, had to be content with finishing in 11th position.

For Oliveira this is his second win of the season as well as confirming himself as master of the race in the wet. Prior to the Indonesian GP at the Pertamina Mandalika Circuit, Oliveira also came out victorious in the race which also took place in completely wet conditions.

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In rainy conditions, Miguel Oliveira wins the MotoGP of Thailand 2022

For the ranking itself, the competition for the world title becomes even more exciting. Fabio Quartararo still leads the standings with 219 points. However, the reigning world champion is now only 2 points clear of Francesco Bagnaia in second place with 217 points. Aleix Espargaro is still in third place in the standings with 199 points.

The next race will take place at the Philip Island circuit in Australia, in the Australian GP which will take place from 14 to 16 October. There are still 3 series to go until the end of the 2022 season and the competition for the world title is becoming more and more interesting and tense, who will be the MotoGP world champion this season?


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