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Bagnaia victorious in MotoGP Virtual Race 2

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SHOWS: INTERNET / VARIOUS UNKNOWN LOCATIONS (APRIL 12, 2020) (DORNA - ACCESS ALL)

1. MOTOGP ESPORT COMMENTATOR JACK APPLEYARD INTRO

2. FRANCESCO BAGNAIA DURING QUALIFYING

3. GRAPHIC REFLECTING QUALIFYING RESULTS WHICH BAGNAIA TOPPED

4. VARIOUS OF RACE START WITH MULTIPLE CRASHES

5. TAKAAKI NAKAGAMI AND BAGNAIA BATTLING

6. VIRTUAL RACE 1 WINNER ALEX MARQUEZ CRASHING

7. ALEX MARQUEZ OVERTAKING NAKAGAMI

8. FRANCESCO BAGNAIA FASTEST LAP

9. ALEX MARQUEZ SECOND CRASH

10. BATTLE BETWEEN NAKAGAMI, ALEX MARQUEZ AND MARC MARQUEZ

11. MARC MARQUEZ OVERTAKING NAKAGAMI

12. BATTLE BETWEEN MAVERICK VINALES AND BAGNAIA

13. VALENTINO ROSSI OVERTAKING ANDREA PIRRO

14. BATTLE BETWEEN MARQUEZ BROTHERS

15. BAGNAIA WINNING THE RACE, FOLLOWED CLOSELY BY VINALES

16. GRAPHIC REFLECTING FINAL RESULTS

17. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MOTOGP VIRTUAL RACE 2 WINNER, FRANCESCO BAGNAIA, SAYING:

"A lot of concentration for this race because Maverick (Vinales) when overtake me, he was setting a really good pace and in one lap I lose (missed) a hairpin that I recover in the last lap after. But then when he crashed, I start making a lot of mistakes. My rear tyre was so hot. 160 degrees, so, was very, very difficult to manage the grip, but anyway, I tried to stay in front of him. But, in the last lap when he overtake (overtook) me, I try everything (to get this win)."

STORY: Pramac Racing's Francesco Bagnaia reigned supreme as he held off a dramatic last lap challenge from Maverick Vinales to claim victory in the second MotoGP Virtual Race at Austria's Red Bull Ring on Sunday (April 12).

With the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc in the sporting world and causing multiple postponements and cancellations in the 2020 MotoGP season, Bagnaia started the second edition of the #StayAtHomeGP on pole but was caught up in a mass crash on turn one that saw Takaaki Nakagami take the lead.

The Japanese LCR Honda rider's lead was short lived as Bagnaia quickly moved into first place, before Nakagami managed to crash into both Marquez brothers, Marc and Alex - the latter the winner of the inaugural virtual race.

Bagnaia and Monster Yamaha's Maverick Vinales swapped leads at the front before Bagnaia's final lap overtake saw the Italian hold on for a hard-fought victory.

(Production: Stefan Haskins)

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