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“We’re taking it to the big boys now!”

Jerez once again provided the drama, as we recap the biggest moments from Round 4 of the 2023 World Championship

It was a cracking return to Europe for MotoGP™, with spectators turning up in their droves the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto for Round 4 of the 2023 World Championship. Those who did attend certainly weren’t disappointed with thrilling action throughout the weekend as Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) and Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) took Tissot Sprint and race honours, while Dani Pedrosa stole the hearts of fans during his wildcard appearance for KTM.

There’s plenty to dissect from the weekend, so without further ado, these are your Talking Points from the Spanish Grand Prix.

I’ve got to try, or I won’t sleep at night

Jerez and final corner overtakes are an iconic image in the sport, and we were only inches away from another on Sunday. Having led for the majority of the race, Brad Binder had slipped behind Pecco Bagnaia by the time the final lap rolled around. The South African kept the World Champion in his sights and was eyeing up what would have been another unforgettable moment at the Jorge Lorenzo corner.

“On the back straight, I thought I had it kind of dialled in. Off the back straight I closed in a lot, but then I didn’t get the best drive. I was like, okay, if I do the last two rights really well, I’ve got to try or I won’t sleep at night. But Pecco did a perfect second-to-last corner and braked in the centre of the track. If I would have gone, I would have had to go on the curb. It was fantastic. I had a great time. Super fun race. Me and Jack overtook each other a few times in the last corner. Pretty cool. It was nice riding Supermoto with the boys. Let’s try again in Le Mans.