Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia used his Ducati to beat Maverick Vinales and his Aprilia and won the MotoGP race at Portimao by 0.687-second. Marco Bezzecchi finished third on another Ducati, followed by Johann Zarco and Alex Marquez, making it four Ducati riders in the top five!
KTM’s Brad Binder and Jack Miller finished sixth and seventh with Yamaha’s Fabio Qartararo eighth, the first rider on a Japanese machine. Aleix Espargaro was ninth on his Aprilia and Alex Rins was 10th on his Honda.
Mark Marquez crashed his Honda and knocked down home-country hero Miguel Oliveira and his Aprilia early-on, taking both of them out of the race; Marquez broke a bone in one hand and was also handed a long-lap penalty to be served in the next round.