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.

Stefan Bradl

14th

“It’s nice to return to the points, a little reward after all the work that we have done over the past races. It was a really physical race and I suffered a lot in the last few laps. There are still some areas we need to work on with the bike and the test will be important for this. Corner speed is the key thing we need to work on I think but I was able to stay with the other riders. Now we get ready for the test which is looking quite busy for us, a good rest tonight and prepare to go again.”

Pol Espargaro

DNF

“I couldn’t tell exactly what happened at the start but it looks like Brad Binder was aggressive into the first corner and then made contact with Zarco, who made contact with Pirro, who made contact with me. This can happen on the first lap and I don’t think it was anything strange. Unfortunately, this is a consequence of starting this far back on the grid. We need to keep on working to improve our Saturday performance. The wrist should be OK to test and I really want to work on Tuesday and Wednesday because I want to get some things clear in my head without having to worry about the lap times.”

MotoGP 2022
Race Round 14   San Marino

San Marino Grand Prix - Race Results

Dry
Humidity
64%
Track Temp
42°C
Air Temp
27°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
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 Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 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
Location Information

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
Width 14 metres
Left corners 6
Right corners 10
Longest straight 0.565 kilometres / 0.351 miles
Constructed 1969
Modified 2008

Misano World Circuit "Marco Simoncelli", Via Daijiro Kato, Misano Adriatico, Rimini, Italy - View in Google Maps

www.misanocircuit.com

Records

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)