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2022 San Marino MotoGP: Bagnaia prevails regardless of three-place grid penalty, Quartararo fifth | Autocar India

Written by Gulati

That is the primary time a Ducati rider has gained 4 consecutive races.

Francesco Bagnaia’s cost for the 2022 MotoGP title continues with one other dominant victory at his and Ducati’s house GP on the Misano circuit, regardless of being handed a three-place grid penalty. He now trails championship chief Fabio Quartararo by simply 30 factors. Bagnaia has additionally carved out his personal little area of interest within the historical past pages by changing into the primary Ducati rider to win 4 races on the trot. 

Italian producers lock out the rostrum

With Bagnaia’s victory streak persisting, Bastianini ending second, and Aprilia rider Maverick Vinales rounding out the rostrum, it was solely Italian equipment that locked out the rostrum. Whereas Vinales and Bastianini tried to usurp the lead from Bagnaia a number of occasions within the 27-lap lengthy San Marino GP, the Italian was capable of stave them off to clinch his fourth straight victory. Bastianini notably put up a relentless present, ending inside 0.03s of his future teammate. 

A Flip 1 incident on the opening lap put Pramac Racing’s Johann Zarco, Ducati test-rider Michele Pirro and Repsol Honda rider Pol Espargaro out of the race after a poor begin noticed Zarco are available contact with the aforementioned duo. Lap 2 had no scarcity of drama both and noticed a slew of clashes. Polesitter Jack Miller crashed out on Flip 4, which put an finish to his victory hopes. Marco Bezzecchi, Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Di Giannantonio additionally crashed out at numerous factors on Lap 2. Bezzechhi, Miller and Di Giannantonio, nonetheless, had been capable of keep it up to complete 17th, 18th and 20th respectively. 

Dovizioso’s MotoGP farewell 

After beginning 346 races in closed-circuit GP racing, Andrea Dovizioso introduced an finish to his illustrious profession, ending 12th and scoring invaluable factors. Luca Marini put in his finest efficiency of the season, and completed fourth, simply forward of championship chief and present world champion, Fabio Quartararo. Alex Marquez introduced some much-needed respite to the Honda camp, ending 10th regardless of beginning in 16th place on the grid. 

Brad Binder pulled off his typical Sunday routine, ending eighth after beginning a distant 15th. Miguel Oliviera, too, was making first rate progress earlier than a long-lap penalty for exceeding monitor limits put an finish to his top-10 end aspirations.

MotoGP rookie Raul Fernandez, who might be sharing a storage with present KTM rider Oliviera subsequent 12 months on the satellite tv for pc Aprilia workforce, completed a good 13th. He was comfortably forward of his present teammate Remy Gardner who crossed the chequered flag 19th. Alex Rins additionally placed on an excellent present and completed 12.5 seconds off the winner to take seventh place. On the opposite facet, Kazuki Watanabe from Suzuki, who’s making his MotoGP debut by changing the injured Joan Mir, ended up ending 21st. 

2022 MotoGP Championship standings

Quartararo nonetheless leads the championship standings with 211 factors, 30 factors away from Bagnaia and 33 away from Aprilia rider Aleix Espargaro. This race marked a shift within the championship runner-up standing with Bagnaia assuming that function after a sixth place end price Espargaro invaluable factors. 

2022 San Marino GP outcomes

2022 San Marino MotoGP outcomes
Place Rider Workforce
1 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati Lenovo
2 Enea Bastianini Gresini Ducati
3 Maverick Vinales Aprilia Racing
4 Luca Marini VR46 Ducati
5 Fabio Quartararo Monster Yamaha
6 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia Racing
7 Alex Rins Suzuki
8 Brad Binder Pink Bull KTM
9 Jorge Martin Pramac Ducati
10 Alex Marquez LCR Honda
11 Miguel Oliviera Pink Bull KTM
12 Andrea Dovizioso WithU Yamaha
13 Raul Fernandez Tech3 KTM
14 Stefan Bradl Repsol Honda
15 Takaaki Nakagami LCR Honda
16 Darryn Binder WithU Yamaha
17 Marco Bezzechhi VR46 Ducati
18 Jack Miller Ducati Lenovo
19 Remy Gardner Tech3 KTM
20 Fabio Di Giannantonio Gresini Ducati
21 Kazuki Watanabe Suzuki
NC Franco Morbidelli Monster Yamaha
NC Johann Zarco Pramac Ducati
NC Michele Pirro Ducati Lenovo
NC Pol Espargaro Repsol Honda

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