Spaniard Alex Rins won the Aragon MotoGP Grand Prix on Sunday ahead of compatriots Alex Marquez and Joan Mir, the latter dethroning Frenchman Fabio Quartararo at the top of the provisional world championship standings.
Quartararo, who started from pole position, completely missed his race and finished out of points, in 18th position. With Rins’ victory, 8 different drivers have won this season in ten races, with four remaining before the end of the championship.
Joan Mir now has 121 points in the championship ahead of Quartararo (115), Spaniard Maverick Vinales (109) and Italian Andrea Dovizioso (106).
This is the third MotoGP victory for Alex Rins, 24, who had already won two last year but was injured at the start of the season.
“I got off to a very good start,” he said when he started only 10th on the grid.
Alex Marquez, who starts this year in this category after being crowned Moto2 world champion last year, had already finished 2nd last week at the French Grand Prix.
He is the younger brother of Marc Marquez, the six-time MotoGP world champion and title holder, sidelined this season after breaking his right arm in the first race of the season.