After three weeks of rest for the drivers, the last weekend the San Marino Grand Prix of MotoGP. However, the competitors do not have time to relax, as this Friday the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix will begin, also in Misano.
In the previous race, in Austria, there was a phenomenal finish with the victory of Miguel Oliveira, in the last corner. Although history did not repeat itself in Misano, a very nice test occurred, with a fight until the last lap for the podium that involved the stainless Valentino Rossi. In addition, Franco Morbidelli took his first victory in the history of the category.
The falls of Quartarato
Until Sunday, the leader of the championship was Fabio Quartararo. The Frenchman was at a great pace on the weekend and was emerging as one of the protagonists of the race. However, at the start he did not take advantage of the bad start of Maverick Viñales and fell several places. To complete the task, he starred in two unusual falls that buried his illusions.
Valentino Rossi is back
After several weekends with forgettable results, Valentino Rossi proved his validity at the Marco Simoncelli circuit. The Italian finished fourth in the standings and was in second place for most of the race, chasing Morbidelli. However, on the last lap his Yamaha dropped in performance and lost the podium to Joan Mir. However, ‘Il Dottore’ was very satisfied with what was done.
The championship after the San Marino Grand Prix
Andrea Dovizioso is the new leader of the championship, after obtaining seventh place on Sunday, with 76 points. For his part, Fabio Quartararo is second, six points behind the Italian. In third position it is located third with 63 units. As for the teams, Yamaha Petronas is in the front with 127 points, second is the official team of the Japanese brand with 116.