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From Ducati domination to a Honda double



A beginning grid in Ducati colours

>> For the primary time in MotoGP, qualifying was dominated by a trio of Ducati. This consequence follows 4 Ducati double this season on the grids of the GPs of Doha (Martín-Zarco), Styria (Martín-Bagnaia), Aragón (Bagnaia-Miller) and San Marino (Bagnaia-Miller).

>> Pecco Bagnaia took his fifth pole place of the season, the fourth in a row. No Ducati rider had obtained such a collection since Casey Stoner’s seven consecutive poles in 2008. And no Italian rider had finished so since Valentino Rossi between 2003 and 2004.

>> Earlier than going for pole, Bagnaia needed to undergo Q1. For the reason that introduction of this format in 2013, that is solely the fourth time that this feat has been achieved, however already the second time this yr after Jorge Martín on the Austrian GP.

>> Jack Miller equaled his finest grid placement of the season, second to Bagnaia as he had been final month to Alcañiz and Misano.

>> The Ducati hat-trick was obtained because of Luca Marini, who certified on the entrance row for the primary time in MotoGP.

Pecco Bagnaia, Jack Miller and Luca Marini on the entrance line.

>> Fabio Quartararo, in the meantime, needed to accept 15th place on the grid, his weakest qualifying consequence since becoming a member of MotoGP in 2019.

Double pleasure for Honda

>> Chief for 22 laps earlier than his crash, Bagnaia turned the motive force with essentially the most laps within the lead this season. He now has 114, in opposition to 99 for Quartararo who has not been seen on the helm because the GP of Nice Britain, and additional on Marquez with 58 laps.

>> Nevertheless, the victory went to Marc Marquez, the third for him this season however particularly the primary on a clockwise circuit since 2019, whereas this configuration significantly strains his injured arm. By no means since 2019 has he managed to string collectively two successes as he has simply finished in Austin and Misano.

>> Marquez confirms his standing as the very best rider at Misano because the arrival of the monitor on the calendar in 2007, each within the MotoGP class (4 wins, yet another than Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo) and all classes mixed (seven wins additionally counting one in 125cc and two in Moto2).

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>> Second beneath the checkered flag, Pol Espargaró achieved his finest end in MotoGP and his first podium with Honda.

>> He’s the 15th totally different driver to make the rostrum this season, matching final yr’s quantity. Quartararo is the one with essentially the most trophies (10), forward of Bagnaia (7), Mir (5), Zarco (four), Marc Márquez (four), Martín (three), Miller (three), Oliveira (three), Viñales (2) and Bastianini (2). Morbidelli, Binder, Rins and the Espargaró brothers went up there as soon as every.

>> However it’s undoubtedly for Honda that this result’s essentially the most hanging, as it’s the model’s first double since 2019 (Marquez-Crutchlow on the Australian GP) and the primary for the Repsol crew since 2017 ( Marquez-Pedrosa on the GP of Aragón).

>> Like final month, Enea Bastianini reached the third step of the rostrum. That is his second arrival within the high three in MotoGP, and a 3rd for the Avintia crew who additionally made it final yr with Johann Zarco in Brno.

Enea Bastianini on the rostrum

>> Nevertheless, that was little comfort for Ducati, who noticed the downfall of its two official riders, who occupied the highest two locations within the race. That is the manufacturing facility crew’s first double retirement because the 2018 Japanese GP.

>> We may also do not forget that Aprilia beat her finest end in Misano, which was to date in eighth place. This time the 2 RS-GPs positioned within the high eight.

New benchmark in high pace

>> Johann Zarco broke Misano’s high pace file, beforehand set in 2020 by Pecco Bagnaia and tied final month by the Frenchman himself. The benchmark now goes from 302.5 to 305.zero km / h on the Adriatic coast monitor. Of the 13 totally different circuits visited to date this season, that is the tenth with improved V-max: solely Assen and Aragón have stored their earlier file, and that of Portimão has been equaled.

>> Absolutely the monitor file has not been damaged, the one set by Bagnaia final month is holding up. However, the very best time within the race was improved, by Bagnaia himself. The file is now 1’32 “171.

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