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MotoGP San Marino GP:

Well now we’ve all had time to calm down after a thrilling race let’s see what happened after the lights went out!

Yamaha had a front four lock out on the grid with Vinales, Morbidelli, Quartararo and Rossi in that order. The yellow army before the race were all praying for Rossi’s 90th race win or his 200th podium and it looked positive until the last lap, sadly Rossi was mugged by Mir with half a lap to go breaking the hearts of millions and the 10,000 fans present today, Rossi had to settle for 4th, Mir is the most hated Spaniard in Misano this year! Vinales did a Vinales, he started from pole and had good pace but surprise, surprise he had an awful start and faded until late in the race when Vinales managed to fight back to 6th, Vinales needs to get his early race scenarios sorted if he wants to win the championship. The now ex championship leader Fabio Quartararo started from 3rd on the grid, and did a Vinales and dropped back early on and eventually crashed, while in 4th, he was pushing after Miller who was in 3rd and lost the front, Fabio then re entered the race just to crash again later in the race. Franco Morbidelli you beauty! His first MotoGP win what a ride from the young Italian proving that he’s good enough and has got to grips with that Yamaha, Franco took the lead after turn 1 and just like Jorge Lorenzo used to he controlled the race from the front and held the lead the whole way, he becomes the fourth first time winner in MotoGP this season.

Ducati had a poor home race, other than one stand out rider. Andrea Dovizioso does take the lead in the championship, after the fall of Fabio, but Dovi could only bring himself to finish in 7th, a poor result from Dovi at Misano. Petrucci, after suffering the loss of his grandfather finished in 16th, outside the points. Miller started in 5th, but seemingly had a problem with his bike he made his way up to 3rd but faded all the way back to 8th. Pecco Bagnaia pulls out a beautiful 2nd place, after coming back from breaking his leg he’s pulled out all the stops, surely he’ll be in the full red leathers next year!

Suzuki left it all for Sunday as usual, Alex Rins and Joan Mir started in 7th and 8th, both of these two dragged each other up to the front three and Rins looked like he would pip Rossi for 3rd but in the end it was Mir who finished 3rd, Rins had to settle for 5th after seemingly having rear tyre issues.

Honda once again struggling, but of course it’s not the bikes fault it’s the rider! Taka Nakagami manages to claim a 9th place finish for Honda, how weird is that seeing him as the top Honda. The Repsol boys were woeful again, Alex Marquez managed to get 17th and Stefan Bradl managed to get 18th. Honda need to sort themselves out.

KTM had a lacklustre race after the Styrian GP. Pol Espargaro was the top KTM down in 10th place, not a lot was seen of the KTM’s at all today. Miguel Oliveira was in 11th, Brad Binder was in 12th and Iker Lecuona in 14th.

Aprillia having a difficult weekend once again. Aleix Espargaro was the best Aprillia in 13th and Bradley Smith crashed on the first lap but finished 19th.

Also, a special shout out to the brits Sam Lowes and John McPhee in Moto2 and Moto3. Sam Lowes started in pit lane in Moto2 and managed to fight back to finish 8th place. John McPhee started in 17th in the Moto3, he managed to have a perfect race and managed to go on and win putting him back in contention for the Moto3 title.

1st. Franco Morbidelli (7th)
2nd. Pecco Bagnaia (14th)
3rd. Joan Mir (4th)
4th. Valentino Rossi (6th)
5th. Alex Rins (12th)
6th. Maverick Vinales (5th)
7th. Andrea Dovizioso (1st)
8th. Jack Miller (3rd)
9th. Takaki Nakagami (9th)
10th. Pol Espargaro (11th)
11th. Miguel Oliveira (10th)
12th. Brad Binder (8th)
13th. Aleix Espargaro (16th)
14th. Iker Lecuona (18th)
15th. Johan Zarco (13th)
16th. Danilo Petrucci (15th)
17th. Alex Marquez (17th)
18th. Stefan Bradl (23rd)
19th. Bradley Smith (19th)
20th. Tito Rabat (20th)
21st. Fabio Quartararo (2nd)

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