Rins Takes First Honda Win in MotoGP Americas GP
Rins secures his first Honda win in MotoGP Americas GP as Bagnaia crashes out of the lead.
Alex Rins clinched his first victory with Honda in the MotoGP Americas GP, after the race leader Francesco Bagnaia crashed out with just six laps remaining.
The race saw a strong start from Bagnaia, who took the lead on the first lap and built a comfortable gap ahead of the chasing pack. However, as the race progressed, Rins closed the gap and started to apply pressure on the Ducati rider.
Bagnaia managed to hold off Rins until lap 20, when disaster struck and he lost control of his bike, crashing out of the lead. This handed Rins the lead, which he held onto until the chequered flag.
Behind Rins, Johann Zarco finished in second place, with Fabio Quartararo completing the podium in third.
The win marked a significant milestone for Rins, who joined the Honda team at the start of the 2021 season. The victory also marked Honda's first win of the season, and their first win since Marc Marquez's victory in the 2019 Valencia Grand Prix.