MotoGP™ recap: Thailand – thunderstruck

Much like he was in the tricky conditions earlier in the year, KTM’s Miguel Oliveira was unrivalled in the rain as he romped home to victory. The Portuguese rider started 11th on the grid, but a strong start propelled him into the top five by Lap 2, and from there he was unstoppable as he picked off the factory Ducati duo for the lead, with the winning overtake coming on Lap 14. Jack Miller and Francesco Bagnaia settled into second and third respectively as they claimed more podium joy, but only after Pecco had to withstand an attack from Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) in the closing stages, with Pramac’s Johann Zarco lending a helping hand.