The Spaniard Jorge Martin (Ducati-Pramac) won the sprint race of the Indian Grand Prix, 13th round out of 20 of the MotoGP season, and reduced the gap in the championship on the Italian Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati), who finished second.
Starting in second position, “Martinator” made a superb start to take control and never let go again, thus coming back to 33 lengths behind the provisional leader.
At the end of the 11 laps of racing, Martin won with almost a second and a half ahead of the reigning Italian world champion, while the Spaniard Marc Marquez (Honda) created a surprise by taking the third place.
South African Brad Binder (KTM), who started only 13th, rode a superb race to finish just off the podium. The Italian Marco Bezzecchi, who started from pole position, took fifth place also at the cost of a crazy comeback.
Hit at the first turn by his teammate and compatriot Luca Marini, he managed to stay on his bike and start at the back of the pack. 15th with five laps to go, he managed to return to fifth place after overtaking Frenchman Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) during the last lap.
The other Frenchman on the grid, Johann Zarco (Ducati-Pramac), was forced to retire after a fall on the fifth lap.