MotoGP Race And Practice Results

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
Not Classified
  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
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  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
Not Classified
  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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2021 Misano Moto3 Race Result: Home Bittersweet Home

The lightweight class opened race day in dry conditions but patches of blue sky were scarce throughout the 23 laps. Even with the well-behaved weather, the Moto3 race still served some drama, although different to its usual musical chairs routine. For a long time it looked like the strongest man throughout the weekend would cruise through to the top spot of the podium but instead of that, Dennis Foggia claimed his fifth victory in the class and proved to be the man of the moment in Moto3. It was a bespoke show for the home crowd, with Niccolo Antonelli and Andrea Migno joining him on the podium.

Antonelli had made the best launch off line to arrive into turn 1 first but poleman Romano Fenati was back ahead by turn 2, the duo leading the way from Migno, Foggia, Jaume Masia and Xavier Artigas. Having started 12th, Sergio Garcia quickly climbed into 7th, while title rival Pedro Acosta was more cautious down in 10th, behind Darryn Binder and Riccardo Rossi. By lap 2, Foggia and Antonelli were battling it out for the right to challenge the poleman’s lead, while Fenati was starting to extend a bit of a gap around half a second. That gap kept steady over the next couple of laps but the hot pace at the front saw a group of 12 riders put a one second gap into the second group led by Carlos Tatay.

Fenati’s fast pace kept Antonelli around six tenths behind, the Avintia rider in turn putting a similar gap in between himself and Migno. By lap 7, only Masia, Foggia, Binder, Garcia seemed to stay in podium contention, with Artigas and Acosta dropping a second and a half back, in a feisty chasing group also including Nepa, Ayumu Sasaki and Rossi. Quite unusual for the lightweight class race, there were not many exchanges at the front of the pack, but Acosta was being kept busy in the battle for 8th, which reduced in numbers once Artigas got served with a long lap penalty.

Back at the front, the poleman kept his advantage steady but six tenths quickly turned into a second and a half when Antonelli had a big moment at turn 4 and suddenly dropped from 2nd to 7th on lap 10. Foggia was left in charge of the pursuit but Fenati’s gap increased to two seconds over the next couple of laps, while the Leopard rider was fending off second place from Migno, Garcia, Binder, Masia and Antonelli. Nepa led the next group 3 seconds down the road, holding off Acosta by a couple of tenths.

Fenati continued untroubled in the lead of his home race and added a few tenths to his advantage by the midway point of the race. The Italian seemed in control of proceedings until the penultimate turn on lap 14, when he crashed out quite spectacularly and the mistake took him out of championship contention too. Foggia got the biggest benefit out of his compatriot’s misfortune, the Leopard rider inheriting the lead but still had 5 other challengers on his tail. One thing working in his advantage was that Migno, Masia, Garcia and Antonelli were too busy fighting for second to bother him much going into the final 5 laps.

The unsettled chasing group allowed Foggia to maintain his gap to around 6 tenths going into the final lap, with Antonelli as his main rival after he pulled a move on Migno at turn 1. Mistakes from Garcia and Masia on the final lap allowed the Italians to decide the podium positions but the order was unchanged at the chequered flag, Foggia securing the win ahead of Antonelli and Migno. Garcia settled for fourth in front of Masia, with Binder taking a lonely sixth after dropping out of the lead group in the second half of the race. Acosta took all race to find a way past Nepa and before he could find one, Tatay made a harsh move at turn 9 that dropped Acosta to 10th, with a handful of laps to recover all that ground. The championship leader did well to reclaim 7th place at the finish line, ahead of Tatay, Nepa and Sasaki, who rounded out the top 10 positions.

Consecutive wins for Foggia make him Acosta’s main rival in the championship, although tied on points with Garcia on a 42-point deficit.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 39'17.002
2 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM +0.565
3 16 Andrea Migno Honda +0.817
4 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS +2.140
5 5 Jaume Masia KTM +3.098
6 40 Darryn Binder Honda +7.633
7 37 Pedro Acosta KTM +9.991
8 99 Carlos Tatay KTM +10.184
9 82 Stefano Nepa KTM +10.341
10 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM +10.344
11 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM +10.360
12 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS +14.626
13 17 John McPhee Honda +14.898
14 27 Kaito Toba KTM +15.019
15 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda +15.072
16 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda +18.859
17 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM +18.874
18 18 Matteo Bertelle KTM +18.921
19 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda +19.303
20 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna +21.363
21 53 Deniz Öncü KTM +26.962
22 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM +30.466
23 67 Alberto Surra Honda +46.656
24 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda +53.470
Not Classified
  12 Filip Salac KTM 6 Laps
  43 Xavier Artigas Honda 9 Laps
  55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 10 Laps
  22 Elia Bartolini KTM 22 Laps
Round Number: 
14
2021
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2021 Catalunya World Superbike Superpole Race Result: Five Lap Sprint After Red Flag

World Superbike's Superpole race would be split by a red flag, making the sprint race a sprint version of a sprint race, five laps long.

Scott Redding led into the first turn as Toprak Razgatlioglu and Jonathan Rea bashed elbows, but Razgatlioglu led on the brakes. A few turns later, Rea snuck under Redding's Ducati to take second place. Andrea Locatelli and Michael Ruben Rinaldi held the next to spots as the BMWs crashed out at turn seven, Michael van der Mark losing the front and wiping out Tom Sykes.

Jonathan Rea kept up with Toprak Razgatlioglu and the pair set fastest laps as Rea took the lead into turn one, but was too fast to hold a tight line and Razgatlioglu maintained his speed through the outside of the next turn to regain the lead into turn three. The pair carried on fighting throughout the lap until Chaz Davies and Lucas Mahias came together at turn eleven, bringing out red flags. Chaz Davies was taken to the medical centre. 

A five lap restart would have riders starting based on their positions at the red flag. Lucas Mahias would start from the pit lane and Jonathan Rea would use the SCX tyre.

Jonathan Rea and Toprak Razgatlioglu bashed elbows once more and the pair rode side by side for most of the first lap and three riders came together, Kohta Nozane and Andrea Locatelli crashing out while Scott Redding ended in sixteenth place. Locatelli clipped Alex Lowes to start the event.

Alvaro Bautista took an advantage of Rea and Razgatlioglu's gloves-off fight to sneak into second place, but the two championship leaders got back on to their fight a few turns later. Rea set a 1'41.609 ahead of Razgatlioglu    and Lowes as Alvaro Bautista and Michael Ruben Rinaldi kept in touch. Axel Bassani in sixth was over a second off the riders in front. 

On lap four of five, Toprak Razgatlioglu set the fastest lap, a 1'41.545 to start a last lap fight over the win between the two championship leaders. Alvaro Bautista was in third place, over a second behind the fight for the win, fending off Alex Lowes. 

Jonathan Rea and Toprak Razgatlioglu rode in formation at lap record pace to finish the race, Rea missing apexes and Razgatlioglu skirting outside kerbs at the absolute limit, but while Razgatlioglu could close the gap, setting the lap record in the process with a 1'41.493, he couldn't pass Rea.

Jonathan Rea won ahead of Toprak Razgatlioglu with third-placed Alvaro Bautista two and a half seconds behind, beating Alex Lowes and Michael Ruben Rinaldi to the last step of the podium. Rea extends his championship lead to nine points over Toprak Razgatlioglu who extended his lead over Scott Redding to fifty six points, with Redding finishing in fifteenth, outside the points in a sprint race. 

Michael Ruben Rinaldi, Alex Lowes and Andrea Locatelli maintain their fight for fourth place, covered by only four points. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR  
2 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 0.211
3 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 2.771
4 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 2.948
5 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 3.428
6 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 5.431
7 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 5.729
8 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 5.814
9 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 9.514
10 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 9.818
11 76 S. CAVALIERI Ducati Panigale V4 R 10.767
12 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 12.713
13 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 13.005
14 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 14.513
15 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 19.893
16 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 28.773
RET 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 2 Laps
RET 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 4 Laps
RET 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1  
Round Number: 
9
2021
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2021 Misano MotoGP Warm Up Result: Rins Robs Quartararo

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'32.521    
2 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'32.623 0.102 0.102
3 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'32.780 0.259 0.157
4 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'32.790 0.269 0.010
5 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'32.877 0.356 0.087
6 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'32.881 0.360 0.004
7 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'32.922 0.401 0.041
8 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'32.954 0.433 0.032
9 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'32.991 0.470 0.037
10 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'32.997 0.476 0.006
11 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'33.008 0.487 0.011
12 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'33.017 0.496 0.009
13 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'33.064 0.543 0.047
14 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'33.066 0.545 0.002
15 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'33.074 0.553 0.008
16 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'33.097 0.576 0.023
17 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'33.173 0.652 0.076
18 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1'33.242 0.721 0.069
19 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'33.416 0.895 0.174
20 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'33.503 0.982 0.087
21 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'33.555 1.034 0.052
22 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'33.707 1.186 0.152
23 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1'34.221 1.700 0.514
24 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'34.285 1.764 0.064
Round Number: 
14
2021
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2021 Misano Moto2 Warm Up Result: Augusto Fernandez Leads Canet

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'36.886    
2 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'37.013 0.127 0.127
3 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'37.058 0.172 0.045
4 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'37.075 0.189 0.017
5 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'37.233 0.347 0.158
6 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'37.381 0.495 0.148
7 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'37.392 0.506 0.011
8 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'37.629 0.743 0.237
9 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'37.651 0.765 0.022
10 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'37.654 0.768 0.003
11 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'37.686 0.800 0.032
12 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'37.739 0.853 0.053
13 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'37.809 0.923 0.070
14 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'37.821 0.935 0.012
15 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'37.852 0.966 0.031
16 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'37.875 0.989 0.023
17 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'37.906 1.020 0.031
18 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'37.941 1.055 0.035
19 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'37.957 1.071 0.016
20 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'38.037 1.151 0.080
21 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'38.043 1.157 0.006
22 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'38.060 1.174 0.017
23 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'38.074 1.188 0.014
24 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'38.152 1.266 0.078
25 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'38.160 1.274 0.008
26 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'38.277 1.391 0.117
27 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'38.343 1.457 0.066
28 5 Yari Montella Boscoscuro 1'38.358 1.472 0.015
29 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'38.364 1.478 0.006
30 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'38.672 1.786 0.308
Round Number: 
14
2021
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2021 Misano Moto3 Warm Up Result: Fenati Still Quickest

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'41.978    
2 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'42.016 0.038 0.038
3 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'42.146 0.168 0.130
4 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'42.180 0.202 0.034
5 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'42.193 0.215 0.013
6 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 1'42.213 0.235 0.020
7 22 Elia Bartolini KTM 1'42.279 0.301 0.066
8 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'42.321 0.343 0.042
9 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'42.327 0.349 0.006
10 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'42.339 0.361 0.012
11 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'42.420 0.442 0.081
12 17 John McPhee Honda 1'42.421 0.443 0.001
13 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'42.461 0.483 0.040
14 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'42.496 0.518 0.035
15 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'42.561 0.583 0.065
16 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'42.561 0.583  
17 18 Matteo Bertelle KTM 1'42.606 0.628 0.045
18 12 Filip Salac KTM 1'42.626 0.648 0.020
19 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'42.634 0.656 0.008
20 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'42.809 0.831 0.175
21 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'42.828 0.850 0.019
22 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'42.833 0.855 0.005
23 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'42.944 0.966 0.111
24 67 Alberto Surra Honda 1'43.012 1.034 0.068
25 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'43.015 1.037 0.003
26 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'43.117 1.139 0.102
27 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 1'43.533 1.555 0.416
28 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'43.615 1.637 0.082
29 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'43.767 1.789 0.152
  2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda      
Round Number: 
14
2021
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