Tenth place for Marc Marquez in the 23-lap race was the only reward for the Repsol Honda Tam after three intense days of work in Mugello, Pol Espargaro crashing out of the race early.
Stable weather returned to the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley for race day once the overnight rain had dried. There were then no signs of the forecasted rain as the grid lined up for the 23-lap race. A great start aboard the RC213V saw Marc Marquez challenge the top five from 11th on the grid in the early stages as he pushed to stay with the leaders. Consistent pace in the high 1’47s to low 1’48s saw him defend his position as best he could, working to stay inside the top ten throughout the race. Crossing the line in 10th place after overtaking Fabio Di Giannantonio, Marquez and the Repsol Honda Team leave Italy with six more points.
Marc Marquez will now prepare for the fourth surgery on his right humerus, flying to the United States on Tuesday and therefore missing the Catalan Grand Prix.
It was a disappointing day for Pol Espargaro who crashed at Turn 9 after dropping back early in the race. He was unharmed in the fall. A poor launch off the line led to Espargaro losing contact with the group ahead and was then unable to settle into his rhythm with the constant battling.
Elsewhere, Ai Ogura moved to become joint leader of the Moto2 World Championship standings after a spirited ride to third place.
The Catalan Grand Prix in Barcelona is the next challenge for the Repsol Honda Team as they leave Italy and immediately head towards round nine. Pol Espargaro will be hoping to return to his early season form in front of his home fans.
See you soon Marc.
Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley Race Results
|1||Bagnaia Francesco||62||ITA||25||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||41'18.923|
|2||Quartararo Fabio||20||FRA||20||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.635|
|3||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||16||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||1.983|
|4||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||13||Pramac Racing||Ducati||2.590|
|5||Bezzecchi Marco||73||ITA||11||Mooney VR46 Racing Team||Ducati||3.067|
|6||Marini Luca||10||ITA||10||Mooney VR46 Racing Team||Ducati||3.875|
|7||Binder Brad||33||RSA||9||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||4.067|
|8||Nakagami Takaaki||30||JPN||8||LCR Honda||Honda||10.944|
|9||Oliveira Miguel||88||POR||7||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||11.256|
|10||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||6||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||11.800|
|11||Di Giannantonio Fabio||49||ITA||5||Team Gresini Racing MotoGP||Ducati||12.916|
|12||Vinales Maverick||12||SPA||4||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||12.917|
|13||Martin Jorge||89||SPA||3||Pramac Racing||Ducati||17.240|
|14||Marquez Alex||73||SPA||2||LCR Honda||Honda||17.568|
|15||Miller Jack||43||AUS||1||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||17.687|
|16||Binder Darryn||40||RSA||0||WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team||Yamaha||20.265|
|17||Morbidelli Franco||21||ITA||0||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||20.296|
|18||Pirro Michele||51||ITA||0||Ducati Test Team||Ducati||21.305|
|19||Gardner Remy||87||AUS||0||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||30.548|
|20||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||0||WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team||Yamaha||31.011|
|21||Fernandez Raul||25||SPA||0||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||42.723|
|22||Savadori Lorenzo||32||ITA||0||Aprilia Racing Test Team||Aprilia||1 Lap|
|23||Bastianini Enea||23||ITA||0||Team Gresini Racing MotoGP||Ducati||DNF|
|24||Rins Alex||42||SPA||0||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||DNF|
|25||Mir Joan||36||SPA||0||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||DNF|
|26||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||0||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||DNF|
Located 30km north-east of Florence in the beautiful countryside of Tuscany, Mugello is a modern circuit with excellent facilities. Bought by Ferrari back in 1988, the 5.245km track has been renovated to a high standard and has a growing reputation as one of the world’s most up-to-date, scenic and safest… read more.
|Length||5.245 kilometres / 3.259 miles|
|Longest straight||1.141 kilometres / 0.709 miles|
Mugello Circuit, Scarperia, Florence, Italy - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m 45.187s (179.5 km/h) Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha, 2021)|
|Race Lap||1m 46.588s (177.1 km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)|
|Race Time||41m16.344s (175.300km/h) Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha, 2021)|
|2022 Race Winner||Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)|