This weekend in motorsport – 01-02 May 2021


History  was made at the Spanish GP as Ducati’s Jack Miller got his first win with the Ducati Lenovo Team.

Disaster struck mid-way through the race as race leader at the time, Fabio Quartararo, had some major issues that saw him drop from a comfortable 1.5 second lead over Miller to finish in 13th.

Francesco Bagnaia came in second position giving the Ducati Lenovo Team a 1-2 finish. Bagnaia now sits top spot in the points race after Quartararo and Maverick Viñales.

Franco Morbidelli came in 3rd position on his Yamaha.

Our very own Brad Binder will want to quickly forget this race weekend, as a crash on lap 2 of the race saw the South African forced to sit out the remainder of the GP.

Marc Marquez  managed a very respectable 9th position, in his second race of the season after not being on the saddle for the past 9 months.

Fabio Di Giannantonio took the win in the Moto2 class, with Marco Bezzecchi and Sam Lowes behind to complete the top 3. Fabio had the race lead for most of the race after starting in P2.

Local boy Pedro Acosta managed a Moto3 win in Spain followed by Italy’s Romano Fenati and another local rider Jeremy Alcoba.

Darryn Binder (South Africa) managed to finish in 22nd in the Spanish GP making it an unpleasant weekend for the Binder Brothers.


Here are the full results:


Pos:       Rider:                                                    Team:                                                                   Time:

  1. Jack MILLER                                        Ducati Lenovo Team                                       41’05.602
  2. Francesco BAGNAIA                       Ducati Lenovo Team                                       +1.912
  3. Franco MORBIDELLI                        Petronas Yamaha SRT                                     +2.516
  4. Takaaki NAKAGAMI                        LCR Honda IDEMITSU                                     +3.20
  5. Joan MIR                                              Team SUZUKI ECSTAR                                    +4.256
  6. Aleix ESPARGARO                            Aprilia Racing Team Gresini                         +5.164
  7. Maverick VIÑALES                           Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP             +5.651
  8. Johann ZARCO                                   Pramac Racing                                                   +7.161
  9. Marc MARQUEZ                               Repsol Honda Team                                        +10.494
  10. Pol ESPARGARO                                Repsol Honda Team                                        +11.776
  11. Miguel OLIVEIRA                              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing                       +14.766
  12. Stefan BRADL                                     Honda HRC                                                         +17.243
  13. Fabio QUARTARARO                       Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP             +18.907
  14. Danilo PETRUCCI                              Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing                           +20.095
  15. Iker LECUONA                                   Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing                           +20.277
  16. Luca MARINI                                      ITASKY VR46 Avintia                                        +20.922
  17. Valentino ROSSI                                Petronas Yamaha SRT                                     +22.731
  18. Tito RABAT                                         Pramac Racing                                                   +30.314
  19. Lorenzo SAVADORI                         Aprilia Racing Team Gresini                         +37.912
  20. Alex RINS                                             Team SUZUKI ECSTAR                                    +38.234

Not Classified

DNF.      Brad BINDER                                      Red Bull KTM Factory Racing                       14 Laps

DNF.      Enea BASTIANINI                             Avintia Esponsorama                                      14 Laps

DNF.      Alex MARQUEZ                                 CR Honda CASTROL                                         0 Lap


Pos:       Rider:                                                    Team:                                                                   Time:

  1. Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO             Federal Oil Gresini Moto2                             39’07.396
  2. Marco BEZZECCHI                            SKY Racing Team VR46                                   +1.722
  3. Sam LOWES                                        Elf Marc VDS Racing Team                            +2.229
  4. Remy GARDNER                               Red Bull KTM Ajo                                             +3.019
  5. Raul FERNANDEZ                              Red Bull KTM Ajo                                             +8.571
  6. 1Xavi VIERGE                                     Petronas Sprinta Racing                                 +12.181
  7. Ai OGURA                                           IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia                        +12.313
  8. Joe ROBERTS                                      Italtrans Racing Team                                     +12.523
  9. Aron CANET                                        Inde Aspar Team                                              +14.407
  10. Marcel SCHROTTER                         Liqui Moly Intact GP                                        +17.152
  11. Marcos RAMIREZ                             American Racing                                               +18.071
  12. Jorge NAVARRO                                Lightech Speed Up                                          +18.720
  13. Stefano MANZI                                 Flexbox HP40                                                     +25.775
  14. Lorenzo BALDASSARRI                   MV Agusta Forward Racing                          +25.896
  15. Bo BENDSNEYDER                            Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team                                +27.326
  16. Lorenzo DALLA PORTA                   Italtrans Racing Team                                     +31.359
  17. Hafizh SYAHRIN                                NTS RW Racing GP                                           +35.845
  18. Celestino VIETTI                                SKY Racing Team VR46                                   +36.433
  19. Thomas LUTHI                                   Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team                                +38.197
  20. Yari MONTELLA                                 Lightech Speed Up                                          +39.789
  21. Tony ARBOLINO                                Liqui Moly Intact GP                                        +40.083
  22. Taiga HADA                                        NTS RW Racing GP                                           +1’02.980

23           Tommaso MARCON                        MV Agusta Forward Racing                          +1’20.544

Not Classified

DNF.      Cameron BEAUBIER                        American Racing                                               1 Lap

DNF.      Simone CORSI                                    MV Agusta Forward Racing                          10 Laps

DNF.      Albert ARENAS                                  Inde Aspar Team                                              12 Laps

DNF.      Hector GARZO                                   Flexbox HP40                                                     18 Laps

DNF.      Somkiat CHANTRA                           IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia                        20 Laps

DNF.      Augusto FERNANDEZ                      Elf Marc VDS Racing Team                            21 Laps

DNF.      Nicolò BULEGA                                  Federal Oil Gresini Moto2                             21 Laps


Pos:       Rider:                                                    Team:                                                                   Time:

1              Pedro ACOSTA                                  Red Bull KTM Ajo                                             39’22.266

2              Romano FENATI                                Sterilgarda Max Racing Team                      +0.417

3              Jeremy ALCOBA                                Indonesian Racing Gresini Moto3              +0.527

4              Andrea MIGNO                                 Rivacold Snipers Team                                   +0.548

5              Ayumu SASAKI                                  Red Bull KTM Tech 3                                       +0.971

6              Carlos TATAY                                      Avintia Esponsorama Moto3                       +0.997

7              Jason DUPASQUIER                         CarXpert PruestelGP                                      +1.043

8              Niccolò ANTONELLI                         Avintia Esponsorama Moto3                       +1.144

9              Xavier ARTIGAS                                 Leopard Racing                                                  +1.383

10           Ryusei YAMANAKA                         CarXpert PruestelGP                                      +1.596

11           Izan GUEVARA                                  Solunion GASGAS Aspar Team                    +3.986

12           Filip SALAC                                          Rivacold Snipers Team                                   +4.389

13           Sergio GARCIA                                  Solunion GASGAS Aspar Team                    +5.191

14           Yuki KUNII                                           Honda Team Asia                                             +7.204

15           Stefano NEPA                                    BOE Owlride                                                       +8.194

16           Kaito TOBA                                         CIP Green Power                                              +12.822

17           Riccardo ROSSI                                  BOE Owlride                                                       +12.869

18           Andi Farid IZDIHAR                          Honda Team Asia                                             +12.990

19           Maximilian KOFLER                          CIP Green Power                                              +17.318

20           Deniz ÖNCÜ                                       Red Bull KTM Tech 3                                       +18.162

21           Jaume MASIA                                    Red Bull KTM Ajo                                             +19.439

22           Darryn BINDER                                  Petronas Sprinta Racing                                 +25.337

23           Lorenzo FELLON                                SIC58 Squadra Corse                                       +32.323

24           Adrian FERNANDEZ                         Sterilgarda Max Racing Team                      +46.228

Not Classified

DNF.      Dennis FOGGIA                                 Leopard Racing                                                  3 Laps

DNF.      Tatsuki SUZUKI                                 SIC58 Squadra Corse                                       10 Laps

DNF.      Gabriel RODRIGO                             Indonesian Racing Gresini Moto3              18 Laps

DNF.      John MCPHEE                                    Petronas Sprinta Racing                                 0 Lap




Yet another spectacle to behold as Lewis Hamilton was victorious at the Portuguese GP.

Hamilton began the race in P2 behind team-mate, Valtteri Bottas, Hamilton managed to squeeze his way to the top spot after being pushed back to 3rd position behind Max Verstappen.

The Dutchman managed to edge past Bottas to take 2nd position.

Like Hamilton, Verstappen maintained his record of finishing all three races of 2021 so far in either P1 or P2.


The points table sees Hamilton leading with 69 points, with  Verstappen close behind on 61 points. The next closest competitor is Lando Norris with 37 points.

Looks like it’s going to be a two horse race between Hamilton vs Verstappen this 2021 season!


Here are the results:

Pos:       Driver:                                  Team:                    Time:                                                                                              

  1. L. Hamilton                         Mercedes                           1:34:31.421
  2. M. Verstappen                 Red Bull                                +29.148s
  3. V. Bottas                              Mercedes                           +33.530s
  4. S. Pérez                                Red Bull                                +39.735s
  5. L. Norris                               McLaren                              +51.369s
  6. C. Leclerc                             Ferrari                                   +55.781s
  7. E. Ocon                                 Alpine                                   +63.749s
  8. F. Alonso                             Alpine                                   +64.808s
  9. D. Ricciardo                         McLaren                              +75.369s
  10. P. Gasly                                AlphaTauri                          +76.463s
  11. C. Sainz Jr.                           Ferrari                                   +78.955s
  12. A. Giovinazzi                      Alfa Romeo                        +1 Lap
  13. S. Vettel                               Aston Martin                      +1 Lap
  14. L. Stroll                                 Aston Martin                      +1 Lap
  15. Y. Tsunoda                          AlphaTauri                          +1 Lap
  16. G. Russell                             Williams                               +1 Lap
  17. M. Schumacher                Haas                                      +2 Laps
  18. N. Latifi                                 Williams                               +2 Laps
  19. N. Mazepin                         Haas                                      +2 Laps

DNF.      K. Räikkönen                      Alfa Romeo                        DNF


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