Petronas Yamaha’s Franco Morbidelli led from begin to end to win the San Marino Grand Prix on Sunday after group mate Fabio Quartararo retired from the race at Misano following two crashes.
Italian Morbidelli, who began from second on the grid, completed in 42 minutes, 2.272 seconds to comfortably beat Pramac Racing’s Francesco Bagnaia and safe his first MotoGP win.
Spain’s Juan Mir edged out native hope and seven-times MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi to take the ultimate podium place, a lot to the frustration of followers who have been again within the grandstands with social distancing guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pole-sitter Maverick Vinales of Yamaha, who set an all-time lap file on the Misano circuit on Saturday, might solely end sixth, three locations forward of Australia’s Jack Miller.
The opening six rounds of the MotoGP season have produced 5 completely different winners, with Quartararo successful the primary two races in Jerez.