Joan Mir returns to the podium, Márquez falls again and Quartararo of a blow to the world championship in the Italian GP

Marc Márquez

Marc Márquez
Marc Márquez

Jason dupasquier is, unfortunately, the undoubted protagonist of this weekend of the Italian Grand Prix Y has marked all the previous of the race MotoGP, in which the riders wanted to pay tribute to him with a minute of silence before the race started.

In sports, Fabio Quartararo and Pecco Bagnaia continue their fight to dog-face for the lead in the world motorcycling championship, separated by just one point in the rankings … and one place at the start at Mugello. With the pursuer of both, Johan zarco, starting in third position, the first meters of the race seem critical.

Aleix Espargaró, fourth, is the Spaniard who will come out better positioned, with a Marc Márquez who, after his discussion with Maverick Viñales in the standings, will start 11th, almost a second behind the lead. He will also have to overcome that of Yamaha, resigned to 13th position at the start, to stay alive in the fight for the world championship.

Bagnaia, from heaven to hell

Knowing the importance of gaining position in the first few meters, the Italian rider took advantage of the start to take the lead and block Quartarero in the first laps. However, only in the second round and leading an error in a piano sent Bagnaia to the ground and forcing him to leave … and give away the leadership of the World Cup.

More of the same for Marc Márquez, who just a few seconds before the fall of ‘Pecco’ also fell to the ground after a touch with Binder and despite the fact that he rushed to lift his motorcycle to try to continue in the race. However, his efforts were in vain and he had to abandon for the second race in a row.

Zarco’s absolute record

As he crossed the finish line with 21 laps remaining, Zarco stopped the timer at 1: 46.810, setting the fastest race lap in the history of Mugello, snatching the record from Marc Márquez. The one from Cervera signed a time of 1: 47.639 in 2013, this being the oldest record in MotoGP until this Sunday.

Mir and Rins, the Spanish hope for the podium

The two Suzuki riders were little by little cutting second from Zarco and Oliveira, second and third, respectively, until they reached them, raising the hope of seeing a Spaniard on the Mugello podium. It was Mir, the current world champion, who attacked Zarco first, getting rid of him without special difficulty to take third, followed shortly after by Rins.

With Quartararo almost 4 seconds away, the clear objective was second place and the next station, Oliveira. However, Mir was left alone in the contest, after with 4 laps remaining, his teammate fell at Turn 15 forcing him to abandon.

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