Pecco Bagnaia had an unfinished business with Portimao, after he was beaten by Quartararo in the first race in April (the Portuguese GP). Today, however, he did not do anything wrong by dominating from the first to the last lap, indeed with two laps to go, because the race was interrupted by the red flag at that moment. Lecuona, trying to overtake Oliveira at turn 13, crashed, involving his teammate in the accident. Miguel was rescued by doctors and the Race Direction decided to interrupt the GP to allow the medical staff to safely take the Portuguese driver off the track, who in any case did not suffer serious consequences.
So Bagnaia celebrated the victory in advance, which in any case was not in question with Mir more than 2 seconds away. The Piedmontese’s third success of the year brought Ducati the title reserved for manufacturers. «I am very happy, we have done a huge job this weekend. Perhaps it was my best grand prix because I enjoyed every single session – said the Ducati rider -. We won the constructors’ title and this makes me happy ».
On the podium with Pecco and Joan is Jack Miller, who got the better of Alex Marquez after a duel that inflamed the race. Fabio Quartararo, who made the first mistake of the year, did not reach the finish line, crashing when there were 5 laps to go. The Frenchman was fighting at that moment for the 5th place which went to his compatriot Zarco, ahead of Pol Espargaró, Martin, Rins, Bastianini and Binder, who closed the top ten.
Luca Marini finished the race in 12th place, ahead of his brother Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso. Franco Morbidelli, still suffering from his leg, got out of the points, while Petrucci crashed on the first lap.
In Moto3 Pedro Acosta became world champion in his debut season. The Spaniard won the race in Portimao, while his only rival in the standings, Dennis Foggia, was knocked down on the last lap by Darryn Binder while he was playing the race with Acosta.