Martin Gets the Job Done in the Valencia Sprint

November 25, 2023Ray Milton

Starting from P6 Jorge Martin turned nothing into magic by taking the win in the Valencia Sprint race. The win cut Francesco Bagnaia’s championship lead to 14 points as the two head into the final race of the season. Bagnaia starting from P2 found himself in trouble after dropping back to P5 and never really amounting a defense to the lost positions. Martin had the opposite experience jetting to the front of the pack. Martin took advantage of a mistake made by Brad Binder which saw him through with 6 laps to go and he wouldn’t look back. Marc Marquez started his final weekend with Honda with a hard fought P3.

Post Sprint Championship Scenarios

With one race to go and the 2023 MotoGP championship on the line the following scenarios are how Francesco Bagnaia or Jorge Martin can clinch the title.

Bagnaia is 2023 MotoGP World Champion if:

  • He finishes in the top five,
  • He finishes P6, P7, P8, P9, P10 and Martin doesn’t win,
  • He finishes P11, P12, P13, P14 and Martin doesn’t finish better than P3
  • He finishes P15 or fails to score any points and Martin doesn’t finish on the podium.

Martin is 2023 MotoG World Champion if:

  • He wins and Bagnaia doesn’t finish better than P6
  • He finishes P2 and Bagnaia doesn’t finish better than P11
  • He finishes P3 and Bagnaia doesn’t finish better than P15

Valencia Tissot Sprint Results

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