The Moto3 race – winners almost irrelevant
The time in Q2 had already expired when the last Moto3 riders were on a fast lap on Saturday afternoon, and the fall of the number 50 at the Arrabbiata double corner actually looked almost harmless at first. But the Swiss who had already qualified for the fourth row with the eleventh-best time fell unhappy and probably hit his head on the asphalt. The following Ayumu Sasaki and Jeremy Alcoba could not evade in time and hit Jason, who was lying on the ground, with their bikes. When we then saw how long it took to recover it, it was immediately clear to us how serious its injuries must be. The hope that we were wrong about this was unfortunately not fulfilled and on Sunday morning the 19-year-old lost his last fight in the hospital in Florence. For this reason, the following result of the race without Dupasquier with the star is exceptionally uncommented and without pictures of the race, as actually almost irrelevant on such a day.
The Moto2 race with Sam Lowes’ next fall
With the third fall in the sixth race, the Englishman from Lincoln, who most MotoGP stars called the favorite before the start of the season, is as good as out of the race for the title decision. The two Red Bull Ajo Kalex drivers Raul Fernandez and Remy Gardner, who were looking to take the championship lead in the Italian GP, were completely different. In the end, the Australian was just ahead of the game, and he took his first win of the season. Behind it there was a kind of illusion because Joe Roberts had crossed the checkered flag before Marco Bezzecchi, but was then moved back one position due to disregard (by a few centimeters!) Of the so-called track limits. So far so good, the real scandal caused by the FIM commissioners should not follow until the next race. Behind the US boy, Marcel Schrötter was a good fifth ahead of Ai Ogura, Tony Arbolino, Cameron Beaubier and Hafiz Syahrin with his first ever top ten result. Tom Lüthi was not at the start, but in the hospital in Florence to support his protégé Dupasquier and his family. The following is the result of the Moto2 Italian Grand Prix.
The MotoGP race – a drama in several acts
It was sad enough that after Jason Dupasquier’s tragic accidental death, the premier class Grand Prix started under such unfortunate circumstances. But it was to get worse and turned into a drama in several acts with a scandalous conclusion. Even before the start, Enea “la Bestia” Bastianini made an unwanted stoppie when he produced a rollover after the warm-up lap after being careless. The rookie then started out of the pit lane and flew off a little later. The next crash pilots in the second lap were Marc Marquez and Pecco Bagnaia, with the former almost knocking Brad Binder out of the race. His driverless bike, on the other hand, destroyed Franco Morbidelli’s race, who was only able to prevent a fall with great difficulty and fell hopelessly behind.
The fast man from Nice – another outstanding performance by the young Frenchman
From the third lap it was his race and after a short time it was clear that, like in Losail 2, Portimão and Jerez, only he could beat himself. Or like his handicap at the Spanish GP, when he had almost no chance with arm-pump symptoms from the middle of the race and had to let himself fall behind. In Mugello, however, the acid test of the condition of his forearm, which was operated on for the second time before Le Mans, came and Fabio Quartararo held out. With victory number three this season, the Frenchman was in a class of his own and the previous double winner Jack Miller had meanwhile been relegated to an extra. As in Losail 1 and 2, Johann Zarco was the best Ducati rider for the third time in 6 races, and actually he should have been singing the Marseillaise for the second time with his compatriot on the podium.
The sovereign winner was not naked
The race became clear prey for Quartararo, who was the only one so far to have 3 victories in MotoGP before going out onto the track, where he has the best record of all drivers. The tenth place of his Yamaha brand colleague Valentino Rossi was also a relief for many fans. The old master was initially in the penultimate place and drove as if it were about the race of his life. Three places ahead of him is Maverick Viñales, who only finished eighth, but is still sixth in the World Championship. Even in the second Corona year, it is a crazy season in which even those who seem to have stumbled still get a chance. After all, the sovereign winner was not naked, and he expanded his World Cup lead from one to 24 points.
When officials decide the races and sport becomes irrelevant
While KTM experienced a race that they must have experienced as a release, the double winner of the last two races with Jack Miller ended up in 6th place behind Zarco and Brad Binder. Only a little behind him is sensation man Aleix Espargaró, who once again delivered a sensational result with the Aprilia. But all of this was overshadowed by an event shortly after the race that no sane person ever understands. First, due to a violation of the “Track Limits”, Miguel Oliveira was relegated from P2 to 3rd place, on which Joan Mir had crossed the checkered flag ahead of Johann Zarco.
The double black day of motorcycle racing
A little later came the bang because the Spaniard was convicted of the same “offense” by the all-powerful FIM stewards. But instead of promoting Zarco to P2, as was done at the Styrian GP in Spielberg, he stayed in fourth place. The same regulations that had been applied to Joe Roberts in the Moto2 GP of Italy shortly before that, had thus been undermined. That is simply scandalous and a betrayal of all the rules of fairness. A completely arbitrary application of the already questionable regulations, cast a second heavy shadow over the weekend at the Autodromo del Mugello after the tragic death of Jason Dupasquier.
The world championship at a glance in all 3 classes to Mugello
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