2020 MotoGP: Morbidelli bags first win at Misano as Quartararo crashes out

2020 MotoGP Misano: Morbidelli dominates a drama-filled San Marino GP which sees the Championship chief Quartararo crash, with Ducati and Suzuki claiming podiums

After posting a 1-2-3-4 consequence throughout qualifying on Saturday, Yamaha was triumphant once more immediately as Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT) produced excellent laps on residence soil to bag his first MotoGP victory. Morbidelli took the chequered flag at Gran Premio Lenovo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini 2.217 seconds forward of Francesco Bagnaia (Pramac Racing), adopted by Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) who obtained the higher of residence hero Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) on the final lap. Former championship chief Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) crashed out at the Misano World Circuit.

Starting from the center of the entrance row, Morbidelli put paced each Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and Quartararo off the road and lead the pack into Turn 1. Fourth place Rossi obtained a fantastic excellent begin putting himself into second place forward of Jack Miller (Pramac Racing). Viñales dropped to P4, adopted by Quartararo at P5 as Morbidelli and Rossi despatched the Italian followers into raptures on the opening lap.

Rossi obtained run down into Turn 8 on Lap 1 however Morbidelli was late on the brakes and closed the door. Number 21 and 46 created a little bit of a niche to 3rd place Miller, with Viñales holding off Quartararo and the 2 Team Suzuki Ecstar machines of Alex Rins and Joan Mir.

Quartararo’s progress was then halted moments later. El Diablo was in slightly scorching into Turn 4, and it proved pricey. The Championship chief tucked the entrance and crashed out of fourth place in one other 2020 MotoGP title twist. Quartararo remounted however was down in P20, over 15 seconds down on Stefan Bradl (Repsol Honda Team).

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Into the final 5 laps, the riders went, with Rossi holding sturdy in third place as himself as he continued to experience a powerful defensive show – particularly at Turn 2 the place Rins seemed excellent. With three to go, Morbidelli was 3.2 clear however Rossi was 0.4 sooner than Bagnaia – what seemed like a assured second for the previous Moto2 World Champion now turned a correct canine combat for second and third.

Viñales finally discovered his rhythm at the top of the race on the laborious Michelin rear tyre, nevertheless it was far too late as he needed to accept a disappointing P6. Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) was handed a one-place penalty for exceeding monitor limits on the ultimate lap. P8 for Miller, P9 and the main Honda accolade for Nakagami, with Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) profitable the KTM battle for P10. Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Tech3), Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini), Iker Lecuona (Red Bull KTM Tech3) and Johann Zarco (Esponsorama Racing) rounding out the factors.

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