MotoGP Italian: Fabio Quartararo Takes Third Victory of The Season at Mugello
- Italian GP race began from 1 minute silence for Swiss rider Jason Dupasquier at the Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley.
Unfortunately, Jason Dupasquier passed away due to a serious incident in the preceding Moto3 Q2 session on Saturday.
The FIM, IRTA, MSMA and Dorna Sports passed on their deepest condolences to Dupasquier's family, friends, team and loved ones.
Pole sitter, Fabio Quartararo (Monster Yamaha) claimed his third victory of the 2021 season after an early crash for Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Team), and dedicated his win to Jason Dupasquier.
Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM) finished 2nd, which is his first podium since the 2020 Portuguese GP. But he was demoted from second to third for marginally exceeding track limits on the exit of the Borgo San Lorenzo right at Turn 5 on the last lap.
Joan Mir (Suzuki Ecstar) took 3rd following Portuguese GP. His teammate Alex Rins (Suzuki Ecstar) competed Joan Mir for 3rd, but he crashed out on 18th lap.
Johann Zarco (Pramac Ducati) held onto second until lap 16, eventually he finished 4th. Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM) was fifth following Portuguese GP. Jack Miller (Ducati Team) was 6th.
Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) made contact with Brad Binder and crashed out on 1st lap. Also Enea Bastianini (Ducati) made contact with Johann Zarco on the warm-up lap, then he couldn't run the race.
Fabio Quartararo said, “Strange, strange day. Honestly, [there was] a lot of emotions before starting the race. I get emotional really fast in every condition, so to start the race during that one minute of silence was really difficult and every time I cross Turn 9, I was thinking about Jason. This one is for him. Yes, in general it has been a good weekend for us. I also want to dedicate this one to my mum, which in France it's mother's day. It's not a great feeling. You achieve a win, but we lose one of our friends. So, it's not easy.”
Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley Race Results
- Fabio Quartararo / Monster Yamaha / 41m 16.344s
- Miguel Oliveira / Red Bull KTM / +2.592s
- Joan Mir / Suzuki Ecstar / +3.000s
- Johann Zarco / Pramac Ducati / +3.535s
- Brad Binder / Red Bull KTM / +4.903s
- Jack Miller / Ducati Team / +6.233s
- Aleix Espargaro / Aprilia Gresini / +8.030s
- Maverick Viñale / Monster Yamaha / +17.239s
- Danilo Petrucci / KTM Tech3 / +23.296s
- Valentino Rossi / Petronas Yamaha / +25.146s
- Iker Lecuona / KTM Tech3 / +25.152s
- Pol Espargaro / Repsol Honda / +26.059s
- Michele Pirro / Pramac Ducati / +26.182s
- Alex Marquez / LCR Honda / +29.400s
- Lorenzo Savadori / Aprilia Gresini / +32.378s
- Franco Morbidelli / Petronas Yamaha / +37.906s
- Luca Marini / Sky VR46 Avintia Ducati / +50.306s
- source : MotoGP