Fabio Quartararo has been proclaimed Moto GP world champion at the Emilia-Romagna circuit after the dramatic fall of Bagnaia, who was leading the race and could postpone his outrage four laps from the end. The Frenchman has won the first World Championship of the premier class since he was a pilot and he has celebrated it in style.
Despite the Quartararo championship, it was Marc Márquez who took the Emilia Romaña GP Prize, thus achieving his second consecutive victory in the championship. Little by little, the man from Cervera continues to recover his level and hopes to go all out in the next World Cup next season.
How was the race
Spanish Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V) won the Emilia Romagna MotoGP Grand Prix at the “Marco Simoncelli” circuit in Misano Adriatico, where Frenchman Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha YZR M 1) won his first world title and that of France in the premier category of world motorcycling, thanks to the fall suffered by its only rival for the title, the Italian Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia (Ducati Desmosedici GP21).
Bagnaia came out like an exhalation and immediately began to open a gap compared to almost all his rivals, with the Australian Jack Miller (Ducati Desmosedici GP21) as his main lieutenant covering his back, while the Spanish Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V) he made a very good start in which he recovered four positions.
Márquez began to “shake” Jack Miller, who on the fourth lap could not withstand the pressure and entered “strained” at turn fifteen, where he lost the front wheel and ended up on the ground, leaving the Repsol rider free. Honda to try to attack the leader of the test, with his teammate, Pol Espargaró, behind him.
Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha YZR M 1), who started from a very late fifteenth position, took it very, very calmly, with the clear objective of not making any mistakes and gradually gaining positions to be tenth in the sixth lap , but far, more than seven seconds, from the head, and making it clear that from minute one his goal was to be world champion.
“Pecco” Bagnaia and Marc Márquez gradually distanced themselves from their rivals to become the only clear contenders to fight for victory, with Pol Espargaró fighting the third step of the podium with the Portuguese Miguel Oliveira (KTM RC 16), but without anyone getting out of their “role”.
With the Repsol Honda rider glued to the Ducati de Bagnaia, his partner in the energy team, Pol Espargaró, managed to leave Oliveira behind, behind whom a sextet was formed in which were the Spanish Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia RS-GP) , Alex Rins (Suzuki GSX RR), the French Fabio Quartararo -by then seventh- and Johann Zarco (Ducati Desmosedici GP21) and the Italians Luca Marini and Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha YZR M 1).
But the error arrived. Bagnaia crashed five laps from the end – as did the Portuguese Miguel Oliveira – and handed the victory on a plate to Marc Márquez and the world title to Fabio Quartararo, who came third, but in the last lap he surpassed him an Enea Bastianini who wanted to repeat the podium and achieved it without too much opposition from the Frenchman, who was worth any result and it was enough to be fourth.
Briton Sam Lowes (Kalex) got his third victory of the season in Moto2 ahead of Spaniards Augusto Fernández (Kalex) and Arón Canet (Boscoscuro), who ran out of gas on the finish line.
Raúl Fernández (Kalex), who aspires to the world title of the category, starred in the “fiasco” of the day when he went to the ground when he was first, which left the way clear to the Australian Remy Gardner (Kalex), world leader, that despite a mediocre career he finished seventh.
The Italian Dennis Foggia (Honda) achieved his fifth, and laborious, victory of the season in Moto3, with the leader of the world, the Spanish Pedro Acosta (KTM), third, behind his teammate Jaume Masiá (KTM), the that relegates the achievement of the title at least until the appointment of Portimao (Portugal), within fifteen days