Márquez exceeds his goal with a final double overtaking and Bagnaia ignites the World Cup in San Marino

Francesco Bagnaia

Francesco Bagnaia
Francesco Bagnaia

“Pecco” Bagnaia achieved an unquestionable victory, his second in a row this season, by winning the San Marino Grand Prix with authority ahead of the world leader, Fabio Quartararo, from whom he cut five points to revive the race for the World Cup with 4 appointments to go.

Marc Márquez raised his own expectations with a spectacular final double overtaking to finish room. The third position ended up taking Enea Bastianini, to sign the first podium of his sporting career in MotoGP.

Bagnaia came out perfectly as soon as the traffic light went off, pursued by his own teammate, Australian Jack Miller, with Fabio Quartararo, Marc Márquez and Pol Espargaró behind him, after having a good start in which they recovered some positions.

The official Ducati rider rolled at a dizzying pace that allowed him to achieve more than a second of advantage in just two laps, in which Miller, the Spanish Jorge Martín, who recovered positions from fifth place, Fabio Quartararo, Aleix Espargaró and the Repsol Honda riders, were after him.

It did not hold much that pressure Jorge Martín, that when he was fourth on the fourteenth turn it went through the floors On the third lap, although without letting go of the handlebar, he managed to get back on the bike to continue in the race from the last position.

Little by little the situation was clarifying with Bagnaia consolidated in the first position, Jack Miller second, giving the impression that he was slowly approaching at the head, and the world leader Fabio Quartararo, third. However, the Italian did not give up his pace and this allowed him to consolidate the differences and the distance with respect to Miller who, on the other hand, saw how he approached from behind Quartararo, who ended up surpassing him on the fifteenth turn.

Bagnaia rolled comfortably in the lead, with Quartararo at just under three seconds and a Enea Bastianini who was approaching dangerously Miller after beating Marc Márquez first and shortly after also Alex Rins, seeking his first podium in the premier class of world motorcycling while Rins, who tried to follow him, ended up on the floor, like Iker Lecuona, in the eighteenth lap.

Bastianini stuck to the slipstream of Miller’s bike and waited for his moment to overtake the Australian On the way to his first podium in MotoGP and in the “home” race, a double success, when eight laps from the end Fabio Quartararo seemed to close the gap with “Pecco” Bagnaia.

From the sensation to the fact there was very little, just a few laps, in which Quartararo got behind Bagnaia’s slipstream, who with the experience acquired seven days ago at Motorland Aragón in his fight with Marc Márquez, He endured all the attempts of the French to overcome it to add his second consecutive victory.

The third place went to Enea Bastianini, for the first time on the MotoGP podium with the Spanish Marc Márquez in fourth place after enduring until the end the attacks of Joan Mir, who was sanctioned with the loss of a position for exceeding the limits of the circuit, and surpassing Jack Miller, who finished fifth. With Joan Mir sixth after the sanction, Pol Espargaró finished seventh, ahead of his brother Aleix, Maverick Viñales was thirteenth and with Alex Márquez, fifteenth.

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