Moto GP – Italian GP – Race
Unlike the variable conditions showed yesterday, the sky view saw a sunny light that glows the track of Mugello, for the 6th race of the championship. A track that historically has shown an advantage to the Ducati riders and their straight speed performance.
Light were of and race went underway with a fierce battle between poleman Francesco Bagnaia and Jack Miller for the lead, with Martin, Marini and Marc Marquez closing the top 5 on the first lap. Movement started to develop, as Jorge Martin went to second on a couple of laps, meanwhile Jack Miller’s pace fell and was behind both Marquez brothers on 6th. Both Bagnaia and Martin started to create their respective gaps.
Race focused meanwhile on the battle for 3rd, as Marini was in constant pressure by Marc Marquez and Alex Marquez, as all 3 riders were on a close group, unfortunately for Marc, his race unravels as the Honda rider lost the grip on the bike and ended his day prematurely, with another DNF finish on a disastrous season for the cervera rider.
With several laps finished, the battle in front was determined by both of the bikes pace, as Martins bike was faster, but Bagnaia’s Ducati was even more strong on track, as the current champion was looking with a manageable gap of +1.5 seconds from the Pramac Ducati, meanwhile for the 3rd place, Luca Marin was on constant pressure by Alex Marquez, as the Gresini Ducati did manage to take provisional 3rd, as Johann Zarco also joined that battle on the next laps.
Unfortunately for Alex Marquez, the younger brother would have a similar destiny as his older brother, as the rider lost the traction on his bike and found himself on the gravel on a costly mistake for him, as Luca Marini returns to 3rd and face with Johann Zarco for the right to keep the position. Marini attempted his best to keep up the podium spot as hard as the bike could, but the Pramac bike was going really strong and eventually Zarco made a solid move on the VR46 Mooney Ducati.
Laps come to an end and the top 5 spots remained static for the remaining of the race. As Francesco Bagnaia returns back to form on a great win and bounces back on championship standing, big result for Pramac, as both riders climb the podium spots on a dominant display of the Ducati bikes.
1. Francesco Bagnaia /// 2. Jorge Martin /// 3. Johann Zarco
4. Luca Marini /// 5. Brad Binder /// 6. Aleix Espargaro
7. Jack Miller /// 8. Marco Bezzecchi /// 9. Enea Bastianini
10. Franco Morbidelli /// 11. Fabio Quatararo /// 12. Maverick Viñales
13. Takaaki Nakagami /// 14. Fabio Di Giannantoino /// 15. Augusto Fernandez
16. Michelle Pirro /// 17. Raul Fernandez /// 18. Lorenzo Savadori
19. Jonas Folger
DNF: Alex Marquez, Miguel Oliveira, Marc Marquez
A back on track for Francesco Bagnaia, who recovers the leading gap at the championship by 21 points compared to Marco Bezzecchi. It won’t much time to wait this time, as next race is on the following week, at Sachsenring for the German GP