French Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha YZR M 1), Australian Remy Gardner (Kalex) and Italian Dennis Foggia (Honda) claimed victory on the saddest day of the Grand Prix of Italy of MotoGP when the death of the Swiss rider Jason Dupasquier was known shortly after the end of the Moto3 race.
The young 19-year-old rider suffered a very serious fall on Saturday during the last lap of the second Moto3 classification in which the Japanese Ayumu Sasaki and the Spanish Jeremy Alcoba came to ram him and caused a series of injuries that have cost him his life.
The news of his death was known practically at the end of the Moto3 race, but many Moto2 riders did not know it until they also concluded their race, so in the process of leaving the MotoGP test an emotional tribute was made with a minute of silence for the entire championship on the finish line in memory of the young Dupasquier.
Strictly as far as competition is concerned, Fabio Quartararo achieved an unappealable victory in MotoGP that allows him to increase his advantage at the head of the provisional classification of the World Championship and despite the fact that his rivals knew that they should not allow the Frenchman to impose the pace he exhibited during workouts.
The Yamaha rider took four laps to get first to literally sentence the race and after him there were numerous skirmishes and mishaps that were resolved with the second position of the Portuguese Miguel Oliveira (KTM RC 16) and the Spanish Joan Mir (Suzuki GSX RR) third Although moments later a double decision from the Race Direction took away the Portuguese and then returned him to second position, for both he and the Spaniard exceeding the limits of the circuit in the fifth curve of the layout.
Notable incidents of the MotoGP race were the onslaught behind the Italian Enea Bastianini (Ducati Desmosedici GP20) to the French Johann Zarco (Ducati Desmosedici GP21), which knocked the first out of the race.
On the initial lap Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V) was on the ground when he touched the South African Brad Binder (KTM RC 16) and was the worst stopped, as shortly after also the Italian Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia (Ducati Desmosedici GP21) when he was leading the race and trying to stop Quartararo.
An objective, that of stopping Quartararo, which was assumed with the fall of Bagnaia by the also French Zarco, but barely endured two laps, until the fourth, the impetus of an increasingly solid leader of the championship since Fabio Quartararo now has four “pole positions” of six possible workouts and half of the championship wins so far this season.
The Australian Remy Gardner (Kalex) surpassed by barely fourteen thousandths of a second his teammate, the Spanish Raúl Fernández, who was the leader of the Moto2 race practically from the first to the last lap, when he was overtaken by his teammate at turn ten of the Tuscan track.
Gardner added his first victory of the season and with it increased his advantage in the provisional classification of the World Cup from the point he had over Fernández himself to the current difference of six.
American Joe Roberts, who fought to the last meter for third position on the podium with Italian Marco Bezzecchi (Kalex) – they were separated by just 17 thousandths of a second – but lost the battle by exceeding the limits of the circuit on the last lap.
The Italian Dennis Foggia (Honda), with a real plane between his legs, surpassed all his rivals on the Moto3 finish line despite the benefit of slipstreams on the long Mugello finish line for the smaller bikes of the championship.
Along with Foggia, on the podium, the Spanish Jaume Masiá (KTM) and the Hispanic Argentine Gabriel Rodrigo (Honda) finished, while the world leader, the Spanish Pedro Acosta (KTM), had to settle for eighth place after losing a position due to a penalty for exceeding the limits of the circuit on the last lap.
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