MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2021 Misano MotoGP Test Combined Times: Bagnaia Fastest Overall

Combined times from two days of testing:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev Day
1 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP21 1:31.524     Tuesday
2 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:31.584 0.060 0.060 Wednesday
3 44 Pol Espargaro Honda RC213V 1:31.631 0.107 0.047 Tuesday
4 36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 1:31.707 0.183 0.076 Wednesday
5 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:31.735 0.211 0.028 Wednesday
6 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP21 1:31.798 0.274 0.063 Wednesday
7 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:31.959 0.435 0.161 Wednesday
8 10 Luca Marini Ducati GP19 1:31.998 0.474 0.039 Tuesday
9 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.002 0.478 0.004 Wednesday
10 89 Jorge Martin Ducati GP21 1:32.135 0.611 0.133 Tuesday
11 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM RC16 1:32.136 0.612 0.001 Wednesday
12 93 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 1:32.151 0.627 0.015 Wednesday
13 33 Brad Binder KTM RC16 1:32.169 0.645 0.018 Tuesday
14 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:32.170 0.646 0.001 Tuesday
15 73 Alex Márquez Honda RC213V 1:32.259 0.735 0.089 Wednesday
16 51 Michele Pirro Ducati GP21 1:32.331 0.807 0.072 Wednesday
17 5 Johann Zarco Ducati GP21 1:32.348 0.824 0.017 Tuesday
18 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:32.352 0.828 0.004 Wednesday
19 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 1:32.635 1.111 0.283 Wednesday
20 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha M1 1:32.665 1.141 0.030 Tuesday
21 27 Iker Lecuona KTM RC16 1:32.751 1.227 0.086 Tuesday
22 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati GP19 1:32.837 1.313 0.086 Tuesday
23 26 Dani Pedrosa KTM RC16 1:32.959 1.435 0.122 Wednesday
24 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM RC16 1:33.526 2.002 0.567 Tuesday
25 25 Raul Fernandez KTM RC16 1:33.988 2.464 0.462 Wednesday
26 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia RS-GP 1:34.043 2.519 0.055 Wednesday
27 50 Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki GSX-RR 1:34.141 2.617 0.098 Wednesday
28 6 Stefan Bradl Honda RC213V 1:34.280 2.756 0.139 Tuesday
29 87 Remy Gardner KTM RC16 1:34.641 3.117 0.361 Wednesday
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2021
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2021 Misano MotoGP Test Wednesday Final Results: Espargaro Leads Bagnaia In A Tight Field

Times at the end of Wednesday:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:31.584    
2 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP21 1:31.664 0.080 0.080
3 36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 1:31.707 0.123 0.043
4 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:31.735 0.151 0.028
5 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP21 1:31.798 0.214 0.063
6 44 Pol Espargaro Honda RC213V 1:31.926 0.342 0.128
7 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:31.959 0.375 0.033
8 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.002 0.418 0.043
9 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM RC16 1:32.136 0.552 0.134
10 93 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 1:32.151 0.567 0.015
11 10 Luca Marini Ducati GP19 1:32.156 0.572 0.005
12 33 Brad Binder KTM 1:32.175 0.591 0.019
13 73 Alex Márquez Honda RC213V 1:32.259 0.675 0.084
14 51 Michele Pirro Ducati GP21 1:32.331 0.747 0.072
15 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:32.352 0.768 0.021
16 89 Jorge Martin Ducati GP21 1:32.412 0.828 0.060
17 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 1:32.635 1.051 0.223
18 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha M1 1:32.830 1.246 0.195
19 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:32.842 1.258 0.012
20 26 Dani Pedrosa KTM RC16 1:32.959 1.375 0.117
21 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati GP19 1:32.975 1.391 0.016
22 25 Raul Fernandez KTM RC16 1:33.988 2.404 1.013
23 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia RS-GP 1:34.043 2.459 0.055
24 50 Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki GSX-RR 1:34.141 2.557 0.098
25 87 Remy Gardner KTM RC16 1:34.641 3.057 0.500
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2021
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2021 Misano MotoGP Test Wednesday 3pm Results: Espargaro Leads Bagnaia As Mir Closes

Times at 3pm:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:31.599    
2 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP21 1:31.664 0.065 0.065
3 36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 1:31.707 0.108 0.043
4 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP21 1:31.798 0.199 0.091
5 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:31.887 0.288 0.089
6 44 Pol Espargaro Honda RC213V 1:31.926 0.327 0.039
7 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:31.959 0.360 0.033
8 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.002 0.403 0.043
9 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM RC16 1:32.136 0.537 0.134
10 10 Luca Marini Ducati GP19 1:32.156 0.557 0.020
11 33 Brad Binder KTM RC16 1:32.175 0.576 0.019
12 93 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 1:32.246 0.647 0.071
13 73 Alex Márquez Honda RC213V 1:32.278 0.679 0.032
14 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:32.371 0.772 0.093
15 89 Jorge Martin Ducati GP21 1:32.412 0.813 0.041
16 51 Michele Pirro Ducati GP21 1:32.491 0.892 0.079
17 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 1:32.635 1.036 0.144
18 4 Andrea Dovizoso Yamaha M1 1:32.830 1.231 0.195
19 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:32.842 1.243 0.012
20 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati GP19 1:32.975 1.376 0.133
21 26 Dani Pedrosa KTM RC16 1:33.373 1.774 0.398
22 25 Raul Fernandez KTM RC16 1:33.988 2.389 0.615
23 50 Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki GSX-RR 1:34.141 2.542 0.153
24 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia RS-GP 1:34.367 2.768 0.226
25 87 Remy Gardner KTM RC16 1:34.641 3.042 0.274
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2021
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2021 Misano MotoGP Test Wednesday 12:00 Results: Aleix Espargargaro Heads Pecco Bagnaia

The track is dry and the weather is good for the second day of testing for the MotoGP class at Misano. At noon, it was Aleix Espargaro who was fastest, leading Pecco Bagnaia and Pol Espargaro, while Fabio Quartararo was fourth fastest.

The KTM Ajo Moto2 riders got their first taste of MotoGP machinery at Misano, Raul Fernandez and Remy Gardner getting to ride the KTM Tech3 machines which they will be racing in 2022. This first ride is just to give them a feel for the bike, to understand engines, brakes, tires, rather than have them pushing for times.

Times at noon:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:31.599    
2 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP21 1:31.664 0.065 0.065
3 44 Pol Espargaro Honda RC213V 1:31.926 0.327 0.262
4 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:31.959 0.360 0.033
5 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.009 0.410 0.050
6 36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 1:32.068 0.469 0.059
7 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM RC16 1:32.136 0.537 0.068
8 33 Brad Binder KTM RC16 1:32.175 0.576 0.039
9 93 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 1:32.246 0.647 0.071
10 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:32.268 0.669 0.022
11 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP21 1:32.323 0.724 0.055
12 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:32.371 0.772 0.048
13 73 Alex Márquez Honda RC213V 1:32.404 0.805 0.033
14 89 Jorge Martin Ducati GP21 1:32.412 0.813 0.008
15 51 Michele Pirro Ducati GP21 1:32.491 0.892 0.079
16 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 1:32.635 1.036 0.144
17 4 Andrea Dovizoso Yamaha M1 1:32.830 1.231 0.195
18 10 Luca Marini Ducati GP19 1:32.874 1.275 0.044
19 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati GP19 1:32.975 1.376 0.101
20 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:33.094 1.495 0.119
21 26 Dani Pedrosa KTM RC16 1:33.373 1.774 0.279
22 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia RS-GP 1:34.367 2.768 0.994
23 50 Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki GSX-RR 1:34.522 2.923 0.155
24 25 Raul Fernandez KTM RC16 1:34.969 3.370 0.447
25 87 Remy Gardner KTM RC16 1:35.245 3.646 0.276
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2021
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2021 Misano MotoGP Test Tuesday Results: Bagnaia Beats The Hondas On First Day Of Test

Pecco Bagnaia has topped the first day of the MotoGP test at Misano, where the factories gave their 2022 prototypes their first run out. The first half of the day was a write off due to rain and a wet track, but as the afternoon progressed, just about everyone took to the track, and got a chance to post some laps.

Sunday's winner was fastest on Tuesday, setting a time half a second off his pole time from Saturday. Pol Espargaro finishes a tenth of a second behind Bagnaia, leading another Honda in the shape of Takaaki Nakagami, who was third. Joan Mir was fourth quickest on the Suzuki, while the Aprilia of Aleix Espargaro was fifth fastest.

The test concludes on Wednesday:

Times at the end of Tuesday:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP21 1:31.524    
2 44 Pol Espargaro Honda RC213V 1:31.631 0.107 0.107
3 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:31.913 0.389 0.282
4 36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 1:31.927 0.403 0.014
5 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:31.989 0.465 0.062
6 10 Luca Marini Ducati GP19 1:31.998 0.474 0.009
7 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP21 1:32.044 0.520 0.046
8 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:32.063 0.539 0.019
9 89 Jorge Martin Ducati GP21 1:32.135 0.611 0.072
10 33 Brad Binder KTM RC16 1:32.169 0.645 0.034
11 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:32.170 0.646 0.001
12 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM RC16 1:32.292 0.768 0.122
13 5 Johann Zarco Ducati GP21 1:32.348 0.824 0.056
14 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:32.379 0.855 0.031
15 93 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 1:32.448 0.924 0.069
16 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.590 1.066 0.142
17 73 Alex Márquez Honda RC213V 1:32.592 1.068 0.002
18 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 1:32.653 1.129 0.061
19 4 Andrea Dovizoso Yamaha M1 1:32.665 1.141 0.012
20 27 Iker Lecuona KTM RC16 1:32.751 1.227 0.086
21 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati GP19 1:32.837 1.313 0.086
22 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM RC16 1:33.526 2.002 0.689
23 26 Dani Pedrosa KTM RC16 1:33.582 2.058 0.056
24 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia RS-GP 1:34.497 2.973 0.915
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0
2021
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2021 Catalunya World Superbike Race Two Result: Red Flags Again

World Superbike race two took place with temperatures of 26ºC air and a 44ºC track, missing last year's winner Chaz Davies due to his crash in the Superpole race. Two bad crashes at turn one brought out the red flags to reset the race to a nineteen lap race with he same starting grid.

Toprak Razgatlioglu led into turn one ahead of Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Alvaro Bautista with Jonathan Rea behind them. Alex Lowes and Lachlan Epis crashed out in the first turn with Lachlan's bike rolling over Lowes in an incident with Leon Haslam, Jonas Folger and Christophe Ponsson, but no red flags were brought out. Jonathan Rea made his way to third place after the first lap as Scott Redding close don fourth-placed Alvaro Bautista. At turn one again, Tom Sykes and Lucas Mahias came together and ended their weekends. This did bring out the red flags, as Sykes was slow to get up. 

Tom Sykes was conscious as he was taken to the medical centre for a check up for a head injury.

The restart was missing Alex Lowes as he was being checked up as the grid lined up. Toprak Razgatlioglu once again took the lead onto turn one, ahead of Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Jonathan Rea. Rea took second into turn five. Fourth place was held by Alvaro Bautista with Andrea Locatelli and Garret Gerloff behind him. Rea and Razgatlioglu swapped the lead back and fourth. 

On lap two, Rinaldi punched through clean air to pass Rea and Razgatlioglu down the straight, but Razgatlioglu took the lead into turn one. Lap two, and Michael Ruben Rinaldi took the lead and a fastest lap of 1'42.566, but Razgatlioglu was Razgatlioglu into turn one and he took the lead. Jonathan Rea watched on as the leading trio were covered by a quarter of a second. 

Andrea Locatelli fought off Alvaro Bautista's attempts to pass, with Garrett Gerloff right behind the pair, only for Scott Redding to take sixth place off Gerloff.

Lap four, Rinaldi, making the best of a great last corner, took the lead into turn one, leading Razgatlioglu and Rea. Scott Redding took fifth briefly, but he went too wide and Bautista was able to slip back under him for the exit of the turn. By lap five, Andrea Locatelli had joined the leading trio with Alvaro Bautista, Scott Redding and Garrett Gerloff a second behind.

Scott Redding once again passed Alvaro Bautista only to go wide allowing Bautista to take fifth back. Lap seven, and the leading trip of Rinaldi, Razgatlioglu and Rea dropped Andrea Locatelli and Redding tried to pass Bautista again as Garrett Gerloff dropped back, unable to match Bautista and Redding's pace. Another lap and the gaps out front expanded a little spreading the top five out, with Alvaro Bautista the only rider being troubled as Scott Redding continued to try to make the turn one pass stick. 

At half race distance, nine and a half laps completed, Michael Ruben Rinaldi leads by three tenths of a second with Toprak Razgatlioglu in second place two seconds clear of Jonathan Rea in third. Andrea Locatelli latched on the back of Rea with Alvaro Bautista and Scott Redding right behind them. Rea was half a second a lap slower than the three riders behind him and rode defensively to stop any passing attempts, but losing touch with the riders in front of him. Lap eleven, and Jonathan Rea was passed by Locatelli into turn one, but he blocked Bautista and passed Locatelli back. Rea was on the wring line into turn eight and Locatelli took third back as Bautista went off track to let Redding past. Redding then made quick work of Rea and was followed by Bautista in to turn one of lap tweelve. Rea couldn't get the bike turned into turn one and he ran off the track to avoid Scott Redding dropping to sixth place.

To add to Rea's woes, Razgatlioglu took the lead from Rinaldi, putting him in the position to take the championship lead back. 

At the start of lap fourteen, Toprak Razgatlioglu led Michael Ruben Rinaldi with Andrea Locatelli and Scott Redding three seconds behind. A further second and a half behind, Alvaro Bautista led Jonathan Rea as Garrett Gerloff and Axel Bassani looked on a second further back. Michael Ruben Rinaldi picked up a bit of plastic rubbish on his front wheel, red and white barrier tape flailing from his left fork, which didn't slow him down as he took the lead from Razgatlioglu into the first turn of lap fifteen of nineteen.

Andrea Locatelli in third place, two and a half seconds behind the leaders, had Scott Redding on his tail, but he seemed like he could hold his podium place as Redding and Alvaro Bautista followed him. Jonathan Rea was almost three seconds behind Bautista with Garrett Gerloff two seconds behind him. 

At the start of the penultimate lap, Michael Ruben Rinaldi led Toprak Razgatlioglu by almost two seconds with Scott Redding almost two seconds behind as he powered past Andrea Locatelli down the straight, leaving the Yamaha rider to deal with Alvaro Bautista behind him. Bautista took fourth place, powering past Locatelli to chase Scott Redding on the last lap. Scott Redding caught Toprak Razgatlioglu on the last lap, with more tyre left than the Yamaha in front, but Razgatlioglu held second place by under two tenths of a second. Alvaro Bautista missed out on a podium by a further two tenths of a second, almost a second clear of Andrea Locatelli. Jonathan Rea held onto sixth place over three seconds behind. Scott Redding through he had an extra lap to pass Razgatlioglu but was disappointed to see the flag. 

Michael Ruben Rinaldi's win on the slightly harder tyre, the same as Scott Redding, helped his team in the championship, holding back Razgatlioglu's lead to sixty points over Redding and cementing his own fourth place, seventeen points ahead of Andrea Locatelli.

Toprak Razgatlioglu's second place put him just one point ahead of Jonathan Rea in the championship fight.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R  
2 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 3.030
3 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 3.207
4 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 3.415
5 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 4.306
6 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 7.733
7 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 11.098
8 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 14.227
9 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 15.679
10 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 17.429
11 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 21.211
12 76 S. CAVALIERI Ducati Panigale V4 R 26.533
13 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 27.637
14 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 33.201
15 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 33.282
16 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 36.090
RET 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 4 Laps
RET 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 12 Laps
RET 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 14 Laps
RET 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR  
RET 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR  
Round Number: 
9
2021
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2021 Misano MotoE Race 2 Result: After Drama and Confusion, A Champion Was Crowned

The weekend in Misano ended with a dramatic title decider for the MotoE cup and the battle was down one contender before even lining up on the grid, Alessandro Zaccone ruled out of the race after his scary crash in Saturday’s race.

When the lights went out, Mattia Casadei looked like having a say in proceedings after taking the lead from poleman Jordi Torres, while Dominique Aegerter took third from Matteo Ferrari by the end of lap 1. However, Torres reclaimed the lead at the start of lap 2 from Casadei, while Aegerter was more focused on Ferrari’s advances from behind rather than challenging the leaders early on. The exchanges allowed Torres and Casadei to open a seven tenths gap on Aegerter, Ferrari and Eric Granado by lap 3, but with a sizeable group still in tow.

Torres seemed to have the upper hand as he ditched Casadei by one second during lap 3 and Aegerter was keen to get past the Italian by the end of that lap and reel in the leader. While Casadei kept in touch of the Swiss rider, Granado was leading a feisty chasing group one second down the road.

Aegerter posted a new best race lap in his pursuit of Torres and although he managed to distance Casadei, the gap to Torres was slow to come down, 7 tenths at the halfway point of the race. Persistence paid off though and the main title contenders entered the final 2 laps separated by less than 2 tenths of a second. Overtakes came thick and fast on the penultimate lap but Torres managed to reclaim top spot every time Aegerter had a go. Aegerter served more of the same on the final lap and a close and not very controlled move at turn 14 nudged Torres into a dramatic crash.

Aegerter took the chequered flag as race winner and MotoE champion but the incident was quickly under investigation, putting the race results into question. While deliberations were ongoing, Aegerter was doing burnouts in parc fermé but he was soon served with a ride through penalty for irresponsible riding which cost him 38 seconds and a drop to 12th on the timesheets, only one place ahead of Torres, who had managed to rejoin the race. The penalty made home favourite Ferrari the winner of the race, for the first time this season, having overtaken Casadei three laps before the end and with Miquel Pons surprised to find himself on the podium. Teammate Kevin Zannoni and Granado completed the top 5, the Brazilian losing ground as the race progressed.

Torres’ tears soon turned into joy as he was declared MotoE world cup champion once again, by 7 points, Aegerter begrudgingly settling for runner up status, with Ferrari joining the top 3 in the cup standings.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 11 Matteo Ferrari Energica 13'54.140
2 27 Mattia Casadei Energica +0.348
3 71 Miquel Pons Energica +1.038
4 21 Kevin Zannoni Energica +3.402
5 51 Eric Granado Energica +3.484
6 78 Hikari Okubo Energica +3.899
7 54 Fermín Aldeguer Energica +7.274
8 18 Xavi Cardelus Energica +11.109
9 9 Andrea Mantovani Energica +10.779
10 19 Corentin Perolari Energica +15.250
11 6 Maria Herrera Energica +15.428
12 77 Dominique Aegerter Energica +37.830
13 40 Jordi Torres Energica +45.570
14 80 Jasper Iwema Energica +46.449
15 3 Lukas Tulovic Energica +56.267
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  68 Yonny Hernandez Energica 4 Laps
Round Number: 
7
2021
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2021 Misano MotoGP Race Result: Like A Song Stuck On Replay

It was all eyes on the skies while riders were patiently sat on the grid and what they saw was moody cloud cover ranging from snow white to charcoal grey, but none of those colours ended up playing a part in the outcome of the 27-lap premier class race. Pecco Bagnaia might have felt stuck in a flashback of last Sunday but this time it was his main championship rival chasing him until the final corner. The pressure-cooker practice of Aragon served him well and Bagnaia scored his second consecutive victory, even sweeter on home soil, although Quartararo put in a great fight to protect his championship lead. Just as impressive was Enea Bastianini, the rookie starting on the third row of the grid and fighting through a pretty illustrious pack to claim a maiden MotoGP podium.

Bagnaia started the race like he finished it, keeping the lead from pole, while Quartararo briefly got ahead of Jack Miller but the front row order was quickly restored. Marc Marquez quickly climbed into fourth ahead of teammate Pol Espargaro, Jorge Martin and Aleix Espargaro, with Alex Rins, Bastianini and Joan Mir completing the top 10 on lap 1, a poor first lap dropping Johann Zarco to 11th.

While some mid-pack exchanges were getting airtime, Bagnaia was quick to extend a one second gap over the first lap, leaving teammate Miller to play wingman, seven tenths ahead of Quartararo. The Frenchman couldn’t really focus on reeling in the Ducatis as he had another one behind him, Martin robbing him of third on the second lap. The exchanges between Martin and Quartararo dropped them over a second behind the factory Ducatis but the fight was cut short on lap 3, when Martin slid out of 4th at turn 14 and made life easier for Quartararo. The Frenchman was left with 1.2 seconds to recover on Miller and the same gap kept him ahead of the Aprilia-led chasing group, made up of the Espargaros, the elder Marquez, Bestia and the Suzukis.

Back at the front, Bagnaia maintained a one second gap to his teammate, with Quartararo pushing to catch up with the Australian. Marquez picked up the lead of the chasing group on lap 5, helped by a mistake from Aleix Espargaro, but was nearly 3 seconds behind the podium men and soon under attack from a sensational Bastianini. The rookie demoted the Honda veteran only one lap later and the shenanigans helped Quartararo extend his advantage to 3.5 seconds. Meanwhile, Rins and Aleix Espargaro were on Marquez’s tail, with Mir dropping one second behind his three compatriots.

Not that he needed it but Bagnaia got some help in extending his advantage to two seconds when Miller and Quartararo both ran well wide at turn 13 on lap 9, also aiding the chasing group in reducing their deficit to 2.7 seconds. With Bastianini as one of the fastest men on track, that gap continued to drop, the Italian taking Marquez and Rins with him but with significant gaps appearing behind them for Aleix Espargaro and Mir.

Bagnaia continued to revel in his 2.5 second advantage, while Quartararo bided his time to attack Miller for second until the halfway point of the race, when he found the inside at turn 6. The chasers still led by Bastianini were struggling to bridge the gap and Rins and Marquez were busy trading places behind the Italian. Aleix Espargaro, Mir and Pol Espargaro were having pretty distant rides at this stage, while Pirro had some company in the battle for 10th from Takaaki Nakagami and Brad Binder.

Despite picking up the pursuit of the leader, Quartararo struggled to close the gap to Bagnaia initially, although he did keep Miller at arm’s length. The Australian’s job seemed to be done as he dropped one second back with 10 laps remaining and allowed Bastianini to draw closer, leaving Rins and Marquez to settle 5th place, with Aleix starting to sniff around too. Part of that battle was settled when Rins crashed out at turn 1, but Espargaro was quick to challenge Marquez for 5th, while Mir also found some late pace and was trying to close a one second gap to the duo.

Back at the front, Quartararo steadily started to reel in Bagnaia, the gap down to 1.5 seconds with 8 laps remaining, but all eyes were on the battle for third where Bastianini claimed the position at turn 13 and quickly extended a gap ahead of Miller. Although he got demoted from the podium positions, Miller had a cushy 3 second gap to manage to Marquez over the remaining 7 laps.

Getting within a second of Bagnaia was a slow job but Quartararo kept at it and continued to post red sector times, managing to bridge the gap with 5 laps remaining and it started to look like an actual victory battle. The championship leader started the final 3 laps glued to his rival’s rear tyre but could not find a way around the Ducati to even attempt a move and eventually had to settle for second. Four seconds behind, Bastianini had a pretty comfortable ride to third to secure his first podium in MotoGP. Another five seconds behind, Marquez caught up with Miller for the final three laps but took too long to get past and allowed Mir to join the battle for fourth. Mir demoted Marquez at the start of the final lap and attempted a move on Miller later on but sent them both wide and allowed Marquez to swoop back in to reclaim fourth. Mir crossed the finish line fifth but dropped one position for exceeding track limits on the last lap and awarded 5th to Miller. Pol Esparagaro, Aleix Espargaro, Brad Binder and Takaaki Nakagami completed the top 10.

Despite missing out on the win by three tenths of a second, Quartararo keeps a comfortable 48 point advantage over Bagnaia in the championship standings, Mir dropping 67 points back.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 41'48.305
2 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha +0.364
3 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati +4.789
4 93 Marc Marquez Honda +10.245
5 43 Jack Miller Ducati +10.469
6 36 Joan Mir Suzuki +10.325
7 44 Pol Espargaro Honda +13.234
8 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia +15.698
9 33 Brad Binder KTM +16.129
10 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda +18.519
11 51 Michele Pirro Ducati +20.373
12 5 Johann Zarco Ducati +21.066
13 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia +21.258
14 6 Stefan Bradl Honda +28.142
15 73 Alex Marquez Honda +30.686
16 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM +32.654
17 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha +33.853
18 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha +36.272
19 10 Luca Marini Ducati +36.839
20 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM +37.202
21 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha +42.587
Not Classified
  42 Alex Rins Suzuki 10 Laps
  27 Iker Lecuona KTM 13 Laps
  89 Jorge Martin Ducati 17 Laps
Round Number: 
14
2021
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2021 Misano Moto2 Race Result: Mind Over Matter

Despite pretty dark cloud cover and spots of rain falling on the camera during the warm-up lap, Misano was kind on the intermediate class and kept things dry throughout the 25 laps. Raul Fernandez might not agree about the kind part but whatever pain he showed in parc ferme did not show on track, as the rookie of the year scored a sixth victory of the season and got closer to threatening Marquez’s decade-long rookie race win tally. The Spaniard fended off teammate Remy Gardner, who limited the damage in the championship with second place ahead of an impressive Aron Canet.

Fernandez might have started from pole but lost the lead to Sam Lowes by the end of lap 1, the duo closely followed by Canet and Xavi Vierge, while the early exchanges between Gardner and Marco Bezzecchi dropped them half a second back. Augusto Fernandez also kept them company after the front row starter lost ground in a touchy turn 2 incident. However, second row starter Jorge Navarro had an even tougher start, dropping to 16th by lap 2 and then getting penalised with a long lap penalty for irresponsible riding.

Back at the front, Lowes pushed to open a gap of around half a second, helped by Canet making a move on Fernandez on lap 4. While the Spaniards were trying to reel in the Brit, Vierge started fading and soon joined the next group, one second down the road, including Gardner, Bezzecchi and Augusto Fernandez. Lowes had close company by lap 8 and the moves started coming that same lap, with Canet picking up the lead at turn 14, after Lowes went a touch wide. The mistake proved particularly costly, as it encouraged Raul Fernandez to attack soon after, Lowes dropping to third and continuing to look a bit unsettled, which then dropped him into the clutches of the Gardner group.

Canet and Raul Fernandez maintained a half second gap to Lowes and Gardner by lap 11 but the Marc VDS rider seemed to have settled after a scrappy few laps and the victory battle soon turned into a four-man affair. Bezzecchi and Vierge kept each other entertained around a second and a half behind, while Augusto Fernandez was almost a second back and under attack from Ai Ogura.

The calm before the storm set in by half race distance, the four leaders biding their time, while the chasers were not making much noise either. Raul Fernandez eventually attacked Canet into turn 1 with 11 laps to go and reclaimed the lead, his teammate following his example into turn 2 a couple of laps later, taking third away from Lowes. Despite setting a lap record, Fernandez struggled to shake off Canet and Gardner over the next few laps, while Lowes dropped about half a second back but still a safe 2 seconds ahead of Bezzecchi, Vierge and Augusto Fernandez.

Raul Fernandez continued to raise the bar at the front, but his two rivals nearly matched him on lap time and the rookie also had to contend with a track limits warning for the final five laps. Regardless, the KTM man still managed to open up a seven tenths’ advantage with 3 laps remaining, leaving Canet and Gardner to seemingly decide the final podium positions, with Lowes a distant observer. Gardner made his move at turn 2 with 2 laps remaining and pushed hard to close on his teammate going into the final lap. Although the gap came down to a measly three tenths, a big moment for Gardner at turn 11 allowed Fernandez to take the chequered flag ahead of his teammate. Gardner held off Canet for second, while Lowes was best of the rest in fourth. Bezzecchi took fifth, three seconds later, ahead of Augusto Fernandez and Ai Ogura, with Vierge, Di Giannantonio and Celestino Vietti rounding out the top 10 positions.

Raul Fernandez’s painful but perfect two weekends bring him 34 points behind Gardner in the championship battle, with Bezzecchi pretty firmly out of contention on a 81 point deficit.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 40'40.563
2 87 Remy Gardner Kalex +0.402
3 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro +0.569
4 22 Sam Lowes Kalex +1.578
5 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex +4.920
6 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex +5.361
7 79 Ai Ogura Kalex +6.236
8 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex +7.468
9 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex +7.562
10 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex +13.230
11 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex +15.596
12 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex +16.172
13 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro +20.234
14 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex +22.819
15 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex +23.015
16 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex +26.152
17 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex +26.987
18 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS +27.231
19 96 Jake Dixon Kalex +28.150
20 40 Hector Garzo Kalex +28.526
21 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex +29.864
22 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro +33.140
23 16 Joe Roberts Kalex +36.098
24 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta +43.861
25 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex +47.329
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  35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 3 Laps
  19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 6 Laps
  70 Barry Baltus NTS 13 Laps
  5 Yari Montella Boscoscuro 13 Laps
  24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 23 Laps
Round Number: 
14
2021
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2021 Catalunya World Supersport Race Two Result: Under A Tenth Of A Second

Race Winner Andy Verdoia, winner here last year, will miss the eighteen lap race with an ankle injury. The rain stayed away this time, however, with 22ºC air temperature and 37ºC track temperature.

Manuel Gonzalez led Randy Krummenacher, Philipp Oettl and Steven Odendaal into turn one as riders took their places. Can Oncu and Niki Tuuli rounded out the top six. Can Oncu make one of his typical hard passes on Odendaal, dragging Niki Tuuli with him. Krummenacher led over the line and into turn one of lap two, but Manuel Gonzalez fought back for the lead. Oncu took third off Oettl, setting the fastest lap in the progress. 

Lap three, and Can Oncu surprised Randy Krummenacher into turn one, using his Kawasaki as a shovel once more, taking second place to jump the gap to Gonzalez in just a few turns. Out of the last turn, Oncu closed the distance and set the fastest lap again to hammer a wedge into turn one to take the lead from Manuel Gonzalez. Oncu led Gonzalez, Krummenacher and Tuuli, with three manufacturers represented in the leading four.

Lap five, and Can Oncu held the lead into turn one, with Manuel Gonzalez and Randy Krummenacher both under a tenth of a second off the leader, with Raffaele De Rosa, Niki Tuuli, Steven Odendaal and Philipp Oettl right behind them. Lap six, turn one, after getting a message to relax from his pit board, Oncu didn't relax and hit Krummenacher down the straight and lost a bit of time and three places. Manuel Gonzalez and Randy Krummenacher got past Oncu quickly and Raffaele De Rosa joined the leading duo, taking second place at the start of lap seven, although the leading trio were separated by only five thousandths off a second over the line.

The leading nine riders were all within striking distance of riders either side, with the leading trio covered by a tenth or two, but the group was split in two after Can Oncu crashed out. At the start of lap nine, Gonzalez, De Rosa and Krummenacher were covered by a quarter of a second, with Niki Tuuli, Steven Odendaal and Philipp Oettl making a second trio under a second behind them.

Can Oncu limped his bike back to the pits and looked dejected after a hard fight at the front.

At half race distance, Manuel Gonzalez, Raffaele De Rosa and Randy Krummenacher still led, with Niki Tuuli breaking free of Steven Odendaal and Philipp Oettl behind him. Tuuli started to close on the leading trio as Marcel Brenner joined into the fight between Steven Odendaal and Philipp Oettl. At the start of lap twelve of eighteen, Niki Tuuli closed to within six tenths of a second as De Rosa took the lead into turn four, but he couldn't break free of Manuel Gonzalez and the scrap allowed Tuuli to join right up with half a second covering the leading four riders over the line to start lap thirteen. 

A Kawasaki, two Yamahas and an MV Agusta led the race with less than a third of the race remaining, while Steven Odendaal's fifth place played into Dominique Aegerter's championship hopes. A mistake by Manuel Gonzalez into turn one put him into the long lap penalty strip, pushing him back to fourth place. Three manufacturers filled the podium potential places as Raffaele De Rosa was in place to win his first career first Supersport race. Manuel Gonzalez took third from Tuuli into turn five but was seven tenths from Krummenacher's second place as Gonzalez and Tuuli got track limits warnings.

Raffaele De Rosa stretched out his lead to three quarters of a second ahead of Randy Krummenacher who was getting caught by Manuel Gonzalez and Niki Tuuli. Steven Odendaal led a fight from fifth to ninth places almost five seconds off fourth place. Manuel Gonzalez closed the gap and passed Randy Krummenacher to start a last lap fight of four bikes covered by seven tenths of a second.

Raffaele De Rosa, Manuel Gonzalez, Randy Krummenacher and Niki Tuuli raced for the win. Krummenacher made a mistake into turn three, giving third place to Tuuli. 

Rafaelle De Rosa and Manuel Gonzalez swapped places a few times round the lap, with Gonzalez coming out in front as they headed into the last few turns, passing yellow flags on their way, and as De Rosa tried to take the lead back into the last few turns, Niki Tuuli closed up on the outside of the duelling pair and the three charged down the last straight as one three-bike blob. 

Manuel Gonzalez won by two hundredths of a second, with Raffaele De Rosa alongside and Niki Tuuli right behind, a tenth of a second covering the podium. Niki Tuuli joining the podium gave is the only three manufacturer podium of the year. Steven Odendaal was overhauled by Marcel Brenner and Federico Caricasulo to put the championship contender into seventh place. 

Once again, Raffaele De Rosa missed out on his first win, but Manuel Gonzalez claimed his second win of the championship to put him into third place, fifty four points behind Steven Odendaal. Odendaal's seventh place put him forty five points behind the absent Dominique Aegerter, picking up only seventeen points in a weekend without his rival. Raffaele De Rosa passed Can Oncu and Federico Caricasulo to claim eighth place in the championship.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 81 M. GONZALEZ Yamaha YZF R6  
2 3 R. DE ROSA Kawasaki ZX-6R 0.021
3 66 N. TUULI MV Agusta F3 675 0.095
4 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 0.568
5 25 M. BRENNER Yamaha YZF R6 6.159
6 94 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 7.137
7 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 8.016
8 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 9.150
9 28 G. VAN STRAALEN Yamaha YZF R6 9.226
10 52 P. HOBELSBERGER Yamaha YZF R6 11.373
11 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 17.917
12 88 M. PATACCA Yamaha YZF R6 18.182
13 24 L. TACCINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 19.266
14 P 9 S. JESPERSEN Yamaha YZF R6 19.270
15 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 19.303
16 22 F. FULIGNI Yamaha YZF R6 19.887
17 31 D. VALLE Yamaha YZF R6 20.287
18 40 U. ORRADRE Yamaha YZF R6 20.973
19 70 M. ALCOBA Yamaha YZF R6 24.591
20 95 V. TAKALA Yamaha YZF R6 31.703
21 84 M. FABRIZIO Kawasaki ZX-6R 34.155
22 55 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 36.366
23 96 D. SANCHIS MARTINEZ Yamaha YZF R6 37.172
24 50 O. VOSTATEK Yamaha YZF R6 53.046
25 45 S. KAWASAKI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'07.457
26 44 B. SAHIN Yamaha YZF R6 1'34.665
RET 85 L. ARBEL Yamaha YZF R6 3 Laps
RET 14 L. CAUCHI Yamaha YZF R6 3 Laps
RET 92 B. VAN EERDE Yamaha YZF R6 8 Laps
RET 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 10 Laps
RET 69 E. MONTERO HUERTA Yamaha YZF R6 10 Laps
RET 71 C. BERGMAN Yamaha YZF R6 10 Laps
RET 42 S. FROSSARD Yamaha YZF R6 14 Laps
RET 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 16 Laps
RET 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6  
Round Number: 
9
2021
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