Jorge Martín (Ducati) repeats his victory in Misano after having won the sprint race. The podium at the Misano Circuit – Marco Simoncelli is rounded off by Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati) and Pecco Bagnaia (Ducati).
In a race full of battles for the top positions, the riders who completed the Top 10 were: Dani Pedrosa (KTM), Maverick Viñales (Aprilia), Miguel Oliveira (Aprilia), Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda), Raúl Fernández (Aprilia ), Luca Marini (Ducati) and Johann Zarco (Ducati).
With this result, Martín closes the gap to world championship leader, Pecco Bagnaia, by 9 points. He now stands at 36 points behind.
End of positive Grand Prix for Repsol Honda Team
Starting from ninth on the grid, Marc Márquez has completed an important Grand Prix for the Repsol Honda Team in the development of the Honda RC213V. On the early laps, he managed to climb positions and fight for the Top 10. After a spell near the Top 5 positions, he crossed the finish line in a hard fought seventh position.
Joan Mir managed to solve the problems he had experienced with the track limits on Friday in the first part of the race. However, at the halfway point of the race, the Repsol Honda Team rider suffered a crash at Turn 4.
San Marino GP: Race Results (27 laps)
|1. Jorge Martín||DUCATI||41:33.421|
|2. Marco Bezzecchi||DUCATI||+1.350|
|3. Pecco Bagnaia||DUCATI||+3.812|
|4. Dani Pedrosa||KTM||+4.481|
|5. Maverick Viñales||APRILIA||+10.510|
|6. Miguel Oliveira||APRILIA||+12.274|
|7. Marc Márquez||REPSOL HONDA||+13.576|
|8. Raúl Fernández||APRILIA||+14.091|
|9. Luca Marini||DUCATI||+14.982|
|10. Johann Zarco||DUCATI||+15.484|
|Joan Mir||REPSOL HONDA||DNF|
|1. Pecco Bagnaia||DUCATI||283|
|2. Jorge Martín||DUCATI||247|
|3. Marco Bezzecchi||DUCATI||218|
|4. Brad Binder||KTM||173|
|5. Aleix Espargaró||APRILIA||160|
|6. Johann Zarco||DUCATI||147|
|7. Luca Marini||DUCATI||135|
|8. Maverick Viñales||APRILIA||128|
|9. Álex Márquez||DUCATI||108|
|10. Jack Miller||KTM||104|
|19. Marc Márquez||REPSOL HONDA||31|
|26. Joan Mir||REPSOL HONDA||5|
“For me, this was the best race of the year alongside Le Mans. It’s my best Sunday of the season, I took the maximum that was available and passed our target. Our rhythm was very good until the soft rear option dropped a little bit at the end – but this is normal. In the end I was able to have some good battle with the Aprilia riders and Marini. The objective is to keep this going in the coming races. Before that we have an important test for the future, a first taste of what 2024 could hold. I’m looking forward to seeing how the bike will be with my riding style and then beginning to work with the engineers.”
“I wasn’t able to make a great start to the race honestly, but I was able to overtake more riders than yesterday so there was an improvement in that area. When Pirro and Miller crashed, I had to avoid them and lost some more time here as well as the positions I had gained. Then the next lap, I crashed in that same corner. Again, we are focusing on the positive points and the fact that we made some steps. Tomorrow we switch into our 2024 mindset and start working on the future.”