Alonso Lopez has dominated the Moto2 race at the Animoca Brands Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix despite having to serve a Long Lap penalty.

Australian MotoGP 2022 : Winner | Prize money

Alex Rins has given soon-to-quit Suzuki a thrilling MotoGP victory at Phillip Island with Marc Marquez on the podium for the first time this season and Francesco Bagnaia the new MotoGP title leader after Fabio Quartararo crashed out of a dramatic Australian Grand Prix.

Quartararo had already dropped from 7th to 22nd after a scary moment under braking for the Miller corner early in the race, but worse was to follow for the Frenchman when he lost the front at Turn 2 just before the halfway stage.

While Rins and Marquez did Quartararo a big favour in terms of points lost, Bagnaia’s 14-point lead means the Ducati rider can win the world championship at next weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix.

Home hero Jack Miller DNF’d spectacular fashion after being torpedoed by Alex Marquez at the hairpin named in his honour on Saturday.

Australian MotoGP 2022 winner 

Alonso Lopez has dominated the Moto2 race at the Animoca Brands Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix despite having to serve a Long Lap penalty.

The Beta Tools Speed Up rider took the lead four corners into the 25-lap encounter at Phillip Island and, despite the detour he was forced to take at Turn 4 – now Miller Corner – on Lap 4, he remained in front thereafter to claim victory by an official margin of 3.556 seconds.

Australian MotoGP 2022 : Winner | Prize money

Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) finished second and Jake Dixon (Inde GASGAS Aspar Team) third, while Ai Ogura (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) took over the Championship lead by a 3.5-point margin even though he got home only 11th.

The Japanese rider looked like incurring a big blow to his title hopes as he struggled in midfield, but then Augusto Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) crashed out of third position with less than 10 laps to go and the tables turned completely.

When lights went out for the 25-lapper at a Sunny Phillip Island, Tony Arbolino (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team) jumped from Row 2 to the initial lead but Lopez, who had qualified third, was down his inside at Miller Corner to quickly take over first position.

Fermin Aldeguer made it a Beta Tools Speed Up one-two when he passed Arbolino at Doohan Corner (Turn 1) at the start of Lap 2, as Lopez pulled out a big early lead.

It was 1.7 seconds at the end of Lap 2 and when the 20-year-old took his penalty on Lap 4, as punishment for causing a crash with Celestino Vietti (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) in FP1, he still emerged with a margin of more than one second.

Prize money 

Marc Marquez is the highest-paid MotoGP player thus when he finishes on the podium his bonuses are high too, however, the bonuses haven’t been released. But the thing which has been released is the purse values of Moto2, Moto3, and MotoE. Thus the list of purse value is as follows.

Australian MotoGP 2022 : Winner | Prize money

Standing       Moto3           Moto2        MotoE        
1st €10,000 €6,600 €4,500
2nd €6,500 €3,500 €2,500
3rd €3,500 €2,500 €1,200
4th €2,000 €1,500 €900
5th €1,000 €950 €840
6th €800 €800 €700
7th €700 €700 €600
8th €650 €650 €550
9th €600 €600 €500
10th-14th €550 €550 €450
15th €500 €500 €400
16th-20th €425 €425 €320
21st-25th €350 €350 €250
26th-30th €320 €320 €220
31st-35th €280 €280 €180

MotoGP’s new season will start from March and talking about salaries and Purse value, then no doubt that MotoGP is a thrilling and life-risking sport as well, but FIM is one governing body who is extra secretive about the salaries and purse values of the winners in MotoGP races.

But as per the reports, it is said that players are given defined salaries by their manufacturers and when they finish on the podium they are just paid bonuses. 

By Rishabh

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