The Championship picture after a topsy-turvy Australian GP

105 points – that’s the turnaround which Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo team) has pulled off relative to Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™) since his crash at the Sachsenring to seize the MotoGP™ World Championship lead at the Animoca Brands Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix. With just two points separating Quartararo and Bagnaia when they touched down in Australia, there was always a chance that the Ducati rider would overtake the Yamaha pilot in the title race. So, instead of a 23-point deficit, the gap is just 14 points. In fact, a second place and a third place in the final two races would guarantee Bagnaia the title because, even if Quartararo does win both, they will be tied on points and the countback would read six wins to FB63 and five to FQ20. The Spaniard is, though, 27 points or more than a full race behind Bagnaia now, meaning he will have to fight tooth and nail to boost his prospects.

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