After a three-week break following the Americas MotoGP in Austin, Fabio Quartararo may have his first alternative to clinch a maiden world title given his 52-point lead going into the Emilia Romagna GP over Francesco Bagnaia.
Put merely, if the Yamaha rider finishes the second Misano spherical with a championship lead of 51 factors or higher he’ll seal the MotoGP world title with two rounds to spare.
Listed below are the detailed title permutations for Quartararo on the Emilia Romagna GP. Quartararo shall be MotoGP world champion in Misano if:
- He wins the race
- He finishes 2nd and Bagnaia doesn’t win
- He finishes third and Bagnaia doesn’t end on the rostrum
- He finishes 4th or fifth and Bagnaia doesn’t end higher than 4th
- He finishes sixth or seventh and Bagnaia doesn’t end higher than fifth
- He finishes eighth and Bagnaia doesn’t end higher than sixth
- He finishes ninth and Bagnaia doesn’t end higher than seventh
- He finishes 10th and Bagnaia doesn’t end higher than eighth
- He finishes 11th and Bagnaia doesn’t end higher than ninth
- He finishes 12th and Bagnaia doesn’t end higher than 10th
- He finishes 13th and Bagnaia doesn’t end higher than 11th
- He finishes 14th and Bagnaia doesn’t end higher than 12th
- He finishes 15th and Bagnaia doesn’t end higher than 13th
- He fails to attain and Bagnaia doesn’t end higher than 14th
Together with his title probabilities very slim with three races to go, Bagnaia says he won’t opt for risky moves to maintain his world championship hopes alive as he heads again to a circuit the place he received simply 5 weeks in the past.
After the Americas MotoGP spherical, series bosses have confirmed the 2022 calendar, with 21 races in place set to make it the longest-ever marketing campaign.
The Emilia Romagna GP may even mark Valentino Rossi’s closing race on dwelling soil earlier than he retires, on what is predicted to be an emotional weekend with Saturday marking the 10th anniversary of Marco Simoncelli’s dying.
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Group, leads firstly
Photograph by: Dorna
Why is it referred to as the Emilia Romagna GP?
With races not allowed to be given the identical race names in the identical MotoGP world championship season, Misano’s second race of the season has been referred to as the Emilia Romagna GP, named after the area of Italy the circuit is situated in. The title was additionally used final yr as a part of the Misano double-header.
It takes inspiration from the opposite double-headers MotoGP placed on each in 2020 and this yr as a part of the reshuffled calendar because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this season Qatar hosted the first-ever Doha GP because the second leg of its back-to-back races and the Purple Bull Ring hosted the Styrian GP as its second a part of its double-header.
Portimao will maintain the Algarve GP subsequent month having already hosted the Portuguese GP earlier this season in April.
Why is MotoGP holding two races at Misano?
As a part of the COVID-19-hit marketing campaign, the 2021 MotoGP calendar has been tweaked because of varied journey restrictions in place internationally. The Finnish, Japanese, Thai, Australian, Malaysian and Argentina MotoGP rounds have all been cancelled for 2021.
With the intention to bulk out the calendar, Losail, the Purple Bull Ring, Misano and Portimao will all host two races.
Pol Espargaro, Purple Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing
Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images
2021 Emilia Romagna MotoGP session timings
MotoGP will run its commonplace schedule throughout the Emilia Romagna GP weekend, with two observe periods on Friday that may run for 45 minutes every. On Saturday third observe may even run for 45 minutes, with the highest 10 on the mixed FP1-2-Three timesheet mechanically coming into into Q2 of qualifying. A closing 30-minute FP4 session is held on Saturday afternoon forward of qualifying.
Q1 of qualifying sees all riders who didn’t end within the high 10 of the mixed observe instances participate, with the highest two finishers progressing into Q2 alongside the highest 10 who gained an automated spot through their observe instances.
Q2 is the pole place shootout which decides the order of the entrance 4 rows, with the remainder of the grid organised on Q1 instances, for the Emilia Romagna GP on Sunday.
Moto2 and Moto3 are additionally in motion through the Emilia Romagna GP.
Friday 22nd October 2021
Free Follow 1: eight:55am-9:40am BST (9:55am-10:40am native)
Free Follow 2: 1:10pm-1:55pm BST (2:10pm-2:55pm native)
Saturday 23rd October 2021
Free Follow Three: eight:55am-9:40am BST (9:55am-10:40am native)
Free Follow four: 12:30pm-1:00pm BST (1:30pm-2:00pm native)
Qualifying: 1:10pm-1:50pm BST (2:10pm-2:50pm native)
Sunday 24th October 2021
Heat Up: eight:40am-9:00am BST (9:40am-10:00am native)
Race: 1:00pm BST (2:00pm native)
Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT, Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Manufacturing facility Racing
Photograph by: Dorna
How can I watch the Emilia Romagna MotoGP?
- Channel: BT Sport 2
- Channel numbers: Sky – 414 (BT Sport 2)
- Channel numbers: Virgin Media – 528 (BT Sport 2)
BT Sport’s stay protection of Sunday’s motion begins with the warm-up periods at 7:30am BST, taken from the world feed, earlier than switching to its personal broadcast at 9:15am BST for the pre-race present forward of the Moto3 race.
The build-up to the MotoGP race begins from 12:30pm, or when the Moto2 race finishes, forward of lights out at 1:00pm.
Can I stream the Emilia Romagna MotoGP?
Viewers in the UK also can stream the Emilia Romagna GP by buying a video cross from MotoGP.com. A one-off video cross, for the rest of the 2021 MotoGP season, prices £25.27p.
The video cross provides entry to each stay session, qualifying and race, plus world feed content material and the possibility to look at earlier races.
Climate forecast for the Emilia Romagna MotoGP at Misano
Misano is about for settled however chilly situations all through the race weekend, with rain showers on Friday however dry climate on Saturday and Sunday. Highs of 16 levels Celsius are forecast on race day, which is 14 levels colder than the Americas GP and 9 levels colder than the San Marino GP at Misano 5 weeks in the past.