The rearview of Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha) – with only brief exceptions, the fast Frenchman saw all the drivers from this position at the Italian GP.

Quartararo triumphs – Bagnaia, Marquez & Rins overthrow

Takaaki Nakagami was also one of the crash victims, while for many drivers the race also became a tire battle and for some it was just about getting through. Initially in second from last position, Valentino Rossi was already in P12 with four laps to go. It was an absolutely insane race with a young man from Nice who would have outshone everything had it not been for the tragic death of Jason Dupasquier that overshadowed everything. Even the sunny Sunday couldn’t change that, and you saw many thoughtful faces on that day, regardless of the better or worse results. For Bagnaia it was a severe setback, with which he lost his World Cup lead and was thus most destroyed. We had emphasized in advance how bad his record was and the Millers, who with P6 had also remained below his expectations and those of the Ducati factory team.

Johann Zarco (Pramac Ducati) was after the double race in Losail again the best Ducati rider – but the fast man from Cannes still had to swallow a bitter pill after the race.

Second race crash in a row for Marquez and Rins – impressively strong Valentino Rossi
The two Catalans were among the losers and impressively expanded their crash record. In the 6-time MotoGP world champion, after 3 crashes in Jerez de la Frontera, and two in Le Mans in the race, it was another crash in the second GP in a row. For Rins, the number of crashes is already 4 in a row, which is a terrible record for the Suzuki hope. In addition, it finally robs him of any chance to still want to fight for the title. After his shoulder injury last year, Alex Rins has become the fall king this season and only a shadow of himself. While the Marquez fans are licking their wounds, the supporters of the likeable Suzuki driver must also try to deal with it. The countless admirers of Valentino Rossi, on the other hand, can breathe a sigh of relief after his sensationally strong drive to P10.

Sensationally strong Valentino Rossi (Petronas Yamaha SRT) in Mugello in his first of two home races – after a cautious start to the weekend, the old master drove an excellent race and, despite all prophecies of doom, made an impressive return.

KTM wins first podium after chaotic FIM decision

Even various commentators on site, including neutral British people, criticized the chaos caused by the FIM stewards after the finish. First, Johann Zarco, who was fourth despite tire problems in the second half of the race, was proclaimed third. Shortly afterwards came a recording that showed why Miguel Oliveira was relegated one place behind the French. At exactly the same place as in the Moto2 race before Joe Roberts, the Portuguese was briefly in the green-coloured area with his tires. This is the gift of the century for the arrogant guardians of the newly designed regulations. A little later, however, they published the new message that I was also guilty of a track limit violation. But anyone who had thought afterwards that Zarco would now be second was mistaken. The jokes from the “green table” then chose Oliveira as second, followed by Mir and the innocent Zarco in 4th place, an absolute scandal and not the first this season.

Joan Mir (Suzuki Ecstar) is the last hope in the fight for the world championship for his Japanese team after the fourth fall in a row. Waved at position 3 in front of Zarco, he ultimately even remained third thanks to the controversial interpretation of an insanely stupid regulation and their more than questionable guardians of the stupid rules.

Result of the 6th race of the season – on the alleged Ducati track

For Jack Miller it was sobering to cross the finish line after two victories in a row by a Suzuki, two KTM, a B-Team Ducati rider and worlds behind a Yamaha. While Johann Zarco fought for the podium until shortly before the end and, as explained at the beginning, would have deserved it, the Australian was one of the defeated. To put everything on the tires would be pointless, because everyone could see how the strong Frenchman had no chance towards the end of the race when Oliveira and the Suzuki drivers put him under pressure. Nevertheless, he managed to make it to the finish just behind them and, with a sensible interpretation of the questionable regulations, he would have stood on the podium with Quartararo. After all, the man from Cannes is now second in the World Championship again behind his compatriot, as the best Ducati driver. KTM celebrated an impressive comeback and Aleix Espargaró was once again sensationally strong with 7th place on the Aprilia, while his brother was the best Honda with P12, but was even intercepted by Iker Lecuona before the finish. While Viñales kept the damage within reasonable limits with P8, his Yamaha brand colleague Morbidelli was one of the defeated along with the fallen.

The World Championship stand in all classes after the 6th round in Mugello

Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello

The grandstand and route map of the Autodromo Internazionale di Mugello with the start-finish in the centre of the picture and the only covered grandstand in green, which is why sunscreen is definitely recommended if you want to sit there for hours. Otherwise, burns are inevitable.

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