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.

Marc Marquez

10th

“It was a tough race, like we were expecting. I gave everything in the first seven laps to see if I had the speed of the front riders and our pace wasn’t bad but then I started to struggle physically. I kept calm, I was riding with a comfortable rhythm, and I worked on understanding where we were losing compared to other bikes. The target was to give constructive comments to the team, and we achieved it. Now we have the most important ‘race’ of the season next week. It was difficult to concentrate because I know that next week is very important for my career, but I am proud to have done this race. I look forward to seeing everyone again soon.”

Pol Espargaro

DNF

“After the crash I am OK, it was a stupid mistake. I lost a lot of positions at the start and then I was fighting a lot with everyone in the first laps, so I lost more time. I was overtaking riders, they were overtaking me, I was struggling to get into the rhythm even though I knew I could be faster. When I was really trying, I then lost the front and fell, that’s it. Crashing at the start of a race is the most disappointing. Now we head to Barcelona and we pick ourselves up and go again – this is what we must do. I want to wish Marc all the best with what he now faces, he is always a great reference and rival to have.”

MotoGP 2022
Race Round 8   Italy

Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley Race Results

Dry
Humidity
60%
Track Temp
36°C
Air Temp
22°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
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
Location Information

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
Width 14 metres
Left corners 6
Right corners 9
Longest straight 1.141 kilometres / 0.709 miles
Constructed 1974

Mugello Circuit, Scarperia, Florence, Italy - View in Google Maps

www.mugellocircuit.it

Records

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)