What’s the state of play in the Championship after Round 1?

The 2023 MotoGP™ Championship kicked off with a spectacular opening round at the Portuguese GP. Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) was the star of the weekend, putting in a dominant performance and claiming victory in both the first-ever Tissot Sprint and the Grand Prix race on Sunday. The opening premier class race to 2023 brought plenty of drama and controversy, and this is how it was won!. Bagnaia collected the maximum points on offer, securing 12 points from the Sprint and 25 from his race win, taking an early lead in the Championship with 37 points. Maverick Viñales (Aprilia Racing) came in second with 25 points, earned through a Sunday podium and Sprint P5, followed by Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) with 16 points thanks to his Sunday P3. Bastianini had the misfortune of picking up an injury in the Sprint, which ruled him out of Sunday’s race, resulting in zero points.

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