SAN MARINO. Bagnaia won again, this time in Misano, in the home grand prix, closing a double that he had started last Sunday in Aragon. If in Spain he had to contend with Marquez, in Italy it was Quartararo who made his life difficult. Pecco had done everything perfectly, taking advantage of the pole position with a burning shot and going on the run, leaving Miller and Fabio to watch him escape. Halfway through the race, however, everything changed. The Ducatis began to go into crisis with the tires, the Frenchman’s Yamaha began to gain ground, inexorably. Until, just 4 laps from the end, Quartararo’s shadow was now on Bagnaia. Fabio who was unable to try just more than 3 deci was enough for the second victory.
«The last 10 laps were very good, I only thought about pushing. We worked to perfection »the words of Pecco, who nibbled 5 points in Quartararo, even if there are still 48 points left with only 4 races still to run.
The emotions for the Italians, however, did not end with Bagnaia, but continue with Bastianini. Also on the Ducati, Enea has recovered from 12th position, having to see it with big pieces like Marquez, up to the third step of the podium, also taking away the satisfaction of setting the fastest lap of the race. «I fought a lot of battles and it wasn’t easy, I pushed hard. It’s my first MotoGP podium and doing it at Misano is fantastic »said the rider from Rimini.
Marquez reached the foot of the podium in front of Miller, who climbed to 5th place after the penalty suffered by Mir, who went outside the limits of the track during the last lap. The Suzuki rider thus finished 6th ahead of the two brothers Pol and Aleix Espargaró (respectively on Aprilia and Honda), then Binder with Ktm and Nakagami to close the top ten. Excellent performance for the red test driver Michele Pirro, who finished 11th in a cameo at home. A completely different record was the race of Valentino Rossi, 17th behind Petrucci and in front of Morbidelli (back on the saddle after a long absence due to knee surgery) while Dovizioso, in his first race on the Yamaha, crossed the finish line last. position.