Stefan Bradl was finally rewarded with a return to the top 15 thanks to a consistent race at the San Marino GP, meanwhile Pol Espargaro was struck down by bad luck and another rider.
Any thoughts of even a cloud in the sky were banished as the sun beat down over the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. In some of the hottest conditions of the weekend, the MotoGP field quickly got to work making their final adjustments before the 27-lap race.
As chaos erupted around and ahead of him, Stefan Bradl kept his cool and avoided trouble. Consistent times had the German battling inside the points, briefly dropping down to 15th before fighting back to 14th with just a few laps left. These two points are the HRC Test Rider’s first of the year and come after eight races of intense work and commitment from Bradl. But his work is not over as he now prepares to join the post-race test on Tuesday.
On the other side of the Repsol Honda Team garage, Pol Espargaro’s race ended before it had even began as a collision between other riders at the first corner forced the #44 down. Espargaro reported significant pain in his right wrist but appears to have escaped any serious injury. A check at the circuit confirmed that there were no breaks and only swelling. He will rest and treat his wrist in order to be as ready as possible for the two-day test on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Repsol Honda Team will now remain in San Marino as they prepare for two more important days on track. Marc Marquez will make his MotoGP return some three months after a fourth operation on his injured right humerus.
San Marino Grand Prix - Race Results
|1||Bagnaia Francesco||62||ITA||25||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||41'43.199|
|2||Bastianini Enea||23||ITA||20||Team Gresini Racing MotoGP||Ducati||0.034|
|3||Vinales Maverick||12||SPA||16||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||4.212|
|4||Marini Luca||10||ITA||13||Mooney VR46 Racing Team||Ducati||5.283|
|5||Quartararo Fabio||20||FRA||11||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||5.771|
|6||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||10||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||10.230|
|7||Rins Alex||42||SPA||9||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||12.496|
|8||Binder Brad||33||RSA||8||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||14.661|
|9||Martin Jorge||89||SPA||7||Pramac Racing||Ducati||17.732|
|10||Marquez Alex||73||SPA||6||LCR Honda||Honda||21.986|
|11||Oliveira Miguel||88||POR||5||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||23.685|
|12||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||4||WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team||Yamaha||29.276|
|13||Fernandez Raul||25||SPA||3||RNF MotoGP Team||Aprilia||30.433|
|14||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||2||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||31.768|
|15||Nakagami Takaaki||30||JPN||1||LCR Honda||Honda||32.547|
|16||Binder Darryn||40||RSA||0||WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team||Yamaha||41.857|
|17||Bezzecchi Marco||73||ITA||0||Mooney VR46 Racing Team||Ducati||50.559|
|18||Miller Jack||43||AUS||0||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||53.371|
|19||Gardner Remy||87||AUS||0||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||56.613|
|20||Di Giannantonio Fabio||49||ITA||0||Team Gresini Racing MotoGP||Ducati||57.304|
|21||Watanabe Kazuki||92||JPN||0||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1 Lap|
|22||Morbidelli Franco||21||ITA||0||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||DNF|
|23||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||0||Pramac Racing||Ducati||DNF|
|24||Pirro Michele||51||ITA||0||Ducati Test Team||Ducati||DNF|
|25||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||0||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||DNF|
Close to the city of Rimini, the Misano Adriático circuit was constructed in 1972 and has since undergone an array of modifications. A regular scene for Italian Grands Prix throughout the 80s and early 90s, Misano returned to the MotoGP calendar in 2007.With updated facilities, track and grandstands, the Misano… read more.
|Length||4.226 kilometres / 2.626 miles|
|Longest straight||0.565 kilometres / 0.351 miles|
Misano World Circuit "Marco Simoncelli", Via Daijiro Kato, Misano Adriatico, Rimini, Italy - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m31.065s (167.0 km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2021)|
|Race Lap||1m31.868s (165.6km/h) Enea Bastianini (Ducati, 2022)|
|Race Time||41m43.199s (164.0 km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)|
|2022 Race Winner||Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)|