Pecco Bagania (Ducati) earned victory in the sprint race at the Italian GP. Marco Bezzccehi (Ducati) and Jorge Martín (Ducati) completed the podium on Saturday at Mugello.
The riders have completed a total of 11 laps on the Italian track. Johan Zarco (Ducati), Luca Marini (Ducati), Jack Miller (KTM), Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda), Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia), and Enea Bastianini (Ducati) completed the Top 9, earning points in the process.
Bagnaia thus extends the gap between him and his nearest rival, Bezzecchi, to four points.
On Sunday at 14:00 (CEST), the MotoGP race takes place at Mugello.
Tough race for Repsol Honda
Marc Márquez, who started from 2nd place on the grid, had to settle for seventh place in the sprint race. After a small touch with another rider, he dropped several positions, eventually salvaging some points for the championship.
Sprint Race Results: Italian GP (11 laps)
|1. Pecco Bagnaia||DUCATI||19:41.183|
|2. Marco Bezzecchi||DUCATI||+0.369|
|3. Jorge Martín||DUCATI||+0.952|
|4. Johan Zarco||DUCATI||+1.009|
|5. Luca Marini||DUCATI||+3.668|
|6. Jack Miller||KTM||+3.772|
|7. Marc Márquez||REPSOL HONDA||+3.905|
|8. Aleix Espargaró||APRILIA||+6.062|
|9. Enea Bastianini||DUCATI||+6.431|
|1. Pecco Bagnaia||DUCATI||106|
|2. Marco Bezzecchi||DUCATI||102|
|3. Jorge Martín||DUCATI||87|
|4. Brad Binder||KTM||81|
|5. Johan Zarco||DUCATI||72|
|6. Luca Marini||DUCATI||59|
|7. Jack Miller||KTM||53|
|8. Maverick Viñales||APRILIA||49|
|9. Fabio Quartararo||YAMAHA||49|
|10. Álex Rins||HONDA||47|
|18. Marc Márquez||REPSOL HONDA||15|
|23. Joan Mir||REPSOL HONDA||5|
“The front row earlier today was really unexpected, this was a really positive point from today but we remained realistic about our targets. Today’s result in the Sprint was not a surprise, it’s what I was expecting before the day began. I tried to put together the perfect race and to stay right there in the group, waiting for an opportunity. We had a moment with Miller, it was nothing strange, just racing, but from that moment I lost a lot of positions and worked on rebuilding my race. Let’s see what will happen tomorrow.”