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A BOLA – GP Netherlands: Miguel Oliveira 9th at the Espargaró festival; Winner of Bagnaia (Moto GP)

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Miguel Oliveira arrived in 9th place in the Dutch GP (26 laps), a race marked by a collision between the two leaders, Fabio Quartararo and Aleix Espargaró, and an incredible comeback from the latter, finishing 4th.

Bagnaia (Ducati), who led from start to finish, won, Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati) making his first podium in second position, and Maverick Vinales (Aprilia) third on the Assen circuit.

On lap 5, the Frenchman crashes and drags the Spaniard – both manage to stay in the race, but with different luck (there was a boxing hug at the end, regardless). Quartararo fell again, this time harder, with 14 laps to go, and retired, while Espargaró, who resumed the race in 15th place, took off and regained positions. He even overtook Miguel Oliveira on lap 19 and finished fourth.

Miguel starts in the middle of the third row, in a first lap without a big meeting, with Francesco Bagnaia in the lead. Espargaró, who started 5th, reached second place on lap 3, shortly before the incident with Quartararo.

Marco Bezzecchi took second place and Jorge Martin third.

The rain started to fall 9 laps from the end, authorizing the passage to the pits to change bikes, and therefore tires, but no one entered.

On lap 20, and already with a motorcycle wing problem, Miguel Oliveira was overtaken by Joan Mir, finishing 9th.

Espgaró also overtook Binder and Miller on the last corner before the finish line for 4th place! In total, he recovers 12 points on Quartararo and is at 34.

The World Cup will now take a summer break and return on August 7 at Silverstone.

GP classification:
1. Francesco Bagnaia (ITA/Ducati) 40’25.205
2. Marco Bezzecchi (ITA/Ducati-VR46) at 0.444
3. Maverick Vinales (ESP/Aprilia) 1,209
4. Aleix Espargaro (ESP/Aprilia) 2,585
5. Brad Binder (RSA/KTM) 2,721
6. Jack Miller (AUS/Ducati) 3,045
7. Jorge Martin (ESP/Ducati-Pramac) 4,340
8. Joan Mir (ESP/Suzuki) 8,185
9. Miguel Oliveira (ENG/KTM) 8,325
10. Alex Rins (ESP/Suzuki) 8,596

World ranking :
1. Fabio Quartararo (FRA/Yamaha) 172 points
2. Aleix Espargaro (ESP/Aprilia) 151
3. Johann Zarco (FRA/Ducati-Pramac) 114
4. Francesco Bagnaia (ITA/Ducati) 106
5. Enea Bastianini (ITA/Ducati-Gresini) 105
6. Brad Binder (AFS/KTM) 93
7. Jack Miller (Australia/Ducati) 91
8. Joan Mir (ESP/Suzuki) 77
9. Alex Rins (ESP/Suzuki) 75
10. Miguel Oliveira (ENG/KTM) 71

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