MotoGP San Marino GP: Jorge Martin Dominates, Takes Second Victory of 2023 at Misano
Gran Premio Red Bull di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini watched Jorge Martin (Pramac Ducati) won at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in Misano Adriatico on September 10, 2023.
Pole sitter and Sprint Race winner Jorge Martin took his second victory of the season. This marks the second double of the season, following German GP.
He led the race from start to finish in a dominant display and never gave the top.
Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Ducati) was 2nd, and Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo) finished 3rd.
KTM wildcard Dani Pedrosa (Red Bull KTM) finished 4th behind Francesco Bagnaia by 0.669 seconds, and missed the podium since his last win in 2017 in Valencia.
Maverick Viñales (Aprilia Racing), and Miguel Oliveira (RNF Aprilia) finished 5th and 6th, each.
Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) was 7th with his best race result since the 2022 Malaysia GP.
Raul Fernandez (RNF Aprilia), Luca Marini (Mooney VR46 Ducati), and Johann Zarco (Pramac Ducati) rounded out the top 10.
Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM) crashed out at Turn 4 on lap 10 by Ducati wildcard Michele Pirro (Aruba.it Ducati) contacting. The incident will be investigated after the race.
Jorge Martin said, “Thanks to all the people who helped me to do this because we've worked so hard. I've put in a lot of hours to improve myself, the team also with the bike. Today, in front of Pecco [Bagnaia] and Marco [Bezzecchi], it was going to be really tough. I tried to stay in front for all laps, just upping the pace a bit when they were close and as soon as I saw a bit of a gap, I started pushing like hell with all I had. At the end, I had a small margin to stay ahead of Marco. Winning here in Italy is a big hit on the table, so I'm happy and focussed on the next one. My target is to win races. I'm not even a factory rider so it's not on me to win the championship. I don't have responsibility. For sure, if I have the chance, as I am having now, then I will try and go for it. My day will come when I'm a factory rider. But today I am not. But it is not on me. For sure it is up to me to win a championship and it is my dream also. I just said that I don't have the responsibility as a non-factory rider to do it. But if I can do it I will take it. I'm not obsessed about that. I feel like my day will come and hopefully soon I am a factory rider.”
Gran Premio Red Bull di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini Race Results
- Jorge Martin / Pramac Ducati / 41m 33.421s
- Marco Bezzecchi / Mooney VR46 Ducati / +1.350s
- Francesco Bagnaia / Ducati Lenovo / +3.812s
- Dani Pedrosa / Red Bull KTM / +4.481s
- Maverick Viñales / Aprilia Racing / +10.510s
- Miguel Oliveira / RNF Aprilia / +12.274s
- Marc Marquez / Repsol Honda / +13.576s
- Raul Fernandez / RNF Aprilia / +14.091s
- Luca Marini / Mooney VR46 Ducati / +14.982s
- Johann Zarco / Pramac Ducati / +15.484s
- Alex Marquez / Gresini Ducati / +15.702s
- Aleix Espargaro / Aprilia Racing / +15.878s
- Fabio Quartararo / Monster Yamaha / +15.898s
- Brad Binder / Red Bull KTM / +23.778s
- Franco Morbidelli / Monster Yamaha / +24.579s
- Augusto Fernandez / Tech3 GASGAS / +31.230s
- Fabio Di Giannantonio / Gresini Ducati / +32.537s
- Stefan Bradl / LCR Honda / +35.330s
- Takaaki Nakagami / LCR Honda / +43.601s
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