News 5 Sep 2022

Victory streak of Bagnaia continues at Misano

Lopez breaks through in Moto2, crucial Moto3 win for Foggia.

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Ducati Lenovo Team’s Francesco Bagnaia made it four consecutive victories in the 2022 MotoGP World Championship, winning the San Marino GP, as Alonso Lopez crossed the line P1 in Moto2 and Dennis Foggia reigned supreme in Moto3.

In an immensely close finish, Bagnaia bested future teammate Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing MotoGP) to take a 0.034s victory, with Aprilia Racing’s Maverick Vinales completing the podium, 4.212s from the lead.

Fourth was Luca Marini (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) ahead of championship leader Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team).

Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Alex Rins finished seventh, with Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing) and Ducati-bound Alex Marquez (LCR Honda Castrol) completing the top 10.

Notably, Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) started from pole position but crashed out of the lead on lap two. Outgoing Tech3 KTM Factory Racing rider Remy Gardner completed the San Marino GP in P19.

Bagnaia’s victory moves him up to second in the 2022 MotoGP World Championship standings, just 30 points from Quartararo.

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Lopez took a commanding career-first Moto2 World Championship victory at Misano, besting Aron Canet (Flexbox HP40) and Augusto Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) who completed the podium.

Inde GASGAS Aspar Team’s Albert Arenas was fourth, with title contender Ai Ogura (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) scoring valuable points with P5. Celestino Vietti (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) crashed out with 11 laps remaining.

In his second Moto2 World Championship race with the Elf Marc VDS Racing Team, Senna Agius, unfortunately, collided with another rider on the fifth lap, bringing a premature end to his charge forwards.

With six rounds remaining, Fernandez leads Ogura by four points in the title race.

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Foggia (Leopard Racing) scored a crucial Moto3 victory to keep himself in the title hunt, as Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Jaume Masia and Izan Guevara (Gaviota GasGas Aspar Team) completed the top three, less than three and a half tenths from the lead.

Australia’s Joel Kelso (CIP Green Power) crossed the line P14, as Moto3 World Championship debutant Harrison Voight (SIC58 Squadra Corse) completed the bout in 23rd.

Looking at the points standings, Guevara leads on 204, ahead of Garcia – who crashed out in San Marino – on 193, with Foggia third courtesy of 169.

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