Bagnaia makes poker, Bastianini 2nd

Pecco Bagnaia makes four victories by triumphing in the Misano GP: on the podium his teammate Enea Bastianini and Maverick Vinales’ Aprilia.

Pecco Bagnaia in Misano (Ansa)
Pecco Bagnaia in Misano – Motori.News

In spite of the weather forecasts that announced rain, the Misano GP offers a splendid day of sunshine on this Sunday of the race. Many crashes in the very first laps: at the start immediately on the ground Pol Espargarò, Johann Zarco and Michele Pirro, a few kilometers later Franco Morbidelli, Fabio Di Giannantonio and Marco Bezzecchi also end up on the asphalt.

Pecco Bagnaia takes the lead after just two laps, thanks also to the fall of Jack Miller after just one lap, which paves the way for the Italian duo Bagnaia-Bastianini. In the first part of the Misano GP Maverick Vinales manages to annoy the two Ducatis, Pecco manages to hold firmly the command and defend himself from the attacks of the Spaniard, the ‘Beast’ must give up second place but regain it after about twenty laps. From that moment on, an all-Ducati triumphal march …

Bagnaia at -30 from Quartararo

Enea Bastianini (Ansa)
Enea Bastianini – Motori.News

Bastianini has never really attempted the lunge, any mistake would have been unforgivable, among other things just a few days after the announcement of the change in the team Ducati factory from next year. In the final straight the Gresini driver tries to sink a joke against his compatriot, but it is Pecco who wins his fourth consecutive victory in this 2022 season. Maverick Vinales climbs on the lowest step of the podium in San Marino.

Big party at the Ducati garage where we begin to review the world championship dream: “It was tough, at the beginning I was struggling with the grip, with Enea we set incredible times – tells Pecco Bagnaia in the closed park -. As the fuel decreased, the feeling with the tires improved. I am very happy with this victory“. Enea Bastianini climbs on the podium for the fourth time in 2022 after three victories in Losail, Austin and Le Mans. “I feel good, I tried to win on the last lap, but Pecco was very strong. I am happy, at the beginning my confidence was not optimal but then the feeling improved and the grip at the rear also improved. I am happy for the team, for the fans and for my friends“.

Excellent performance for Luca Marini who closes 4th at the end of a masterful race, keeping behind both Fabio Quartararo that Aleix Espargarò, doing a huge favor to his friend Bagnaia who is now only 30 points from the top of the standings, overtakes Aleix Espargaró (6th at the finish line) and climbs to second place in the World Championship with 181 points. Alex Rins, Brad Binder, Jorge Martin and Alex Marquez complete the top-10, with a Honda that finally manages to hit a position in the top ten. 12th Andrea Dovizioso who ends his career here after twenty years in the World Championship, 15 victories in the premier class and a world title in the 125cc class.

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