The last race of the 2022 MotoGP Round 14 of the San Marino and Riviera di Rimini GP took place on September 4 (Sunday) at the Misano-Marco Simoncelli World Circuit, where Francesco Bagnaia took four consecutive victories.
In dry conditions with an air temperature of 27 degrees and a track temperature of 42 degrees, Francesco Bagnaia from 5th on the grid took the lead on lap 3 and held his position until the end to win his 6th victory in 4 races in a row. since round 11 TT Assen. In MotoGP which started in 2002, he became the fourth person in MotoGP history to win four times in a row after Marc Márquez, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, and rose from 3rd to 2nd place overall.
Three local Ducatis make it to the top four
Enea Bastianini, 2nd on the grid, is 0.034 seconds behind in 2nd place. It was the fourth podium in seven races since round seven in France, and Ducati’s home race was Ducati’s third one-two finish of the season, after round seven in France and round 11 at TT Assen.
Luca Marini, who was 7th on the grid, finished 4th with a gap of 5.283 seconds, and won his best position for the 2nd race in a row. Jorge Martin, 13th on the grid, was 9th, at 17.732 seconds.
Two local Aprilias make it to the top six
Maverick Viñales, 4th on the grid, was 3rd, at 4.212 seconds. If he gets his third podium after two races, Aleix Espargaro 9th on the grid will be 6th at 10.230 seconds.
Fabio Quartararo out of the race for the podium
Fabio Quartararo, 8th on the grid, could not fight for the podium on the circuit where he won the title a year ago, chasing the leading group and finishing 5th, at 5.771 seconds.
Andrea Dovizioso ends his playing career
Andrea Dovizioso, 18th on the grid, was 12th, at 29.276 seconds. It was the 248th premier class race and the 346th race of his career.
Kazuki Watanabe completes his first race
Alex Rins, 12th on the grid, was 7th, at 12.496 seconds. After finishing 7th, 8th and 7th in the three races of the second half, Kazuki Watanabe, who made his debut in the premier class, finished 21st, one lap from the 23rd grid.
The Sunday runner climbs back to 8th place
Brad Binder, 15th on the grid, finished 8th, at 14.661 seconds. Miguel Oliveira, 10th on the grid, used the long lap penalty imposed by the track limit on the final lap while running 10th, and finished 11th, 23.685 seconds behind. Raul Fernandez, 25th on the grid, was 13th. Remy Gardner, 24th on the grid, used the long lap penalty imposed by the 20-lap track limit and finished 19th.
Honda’s best result is 10th
Alex Marquez, 16th on the grid, finished 10th, at 21.986 seconds. Stefan Bradl, 20th on the grid, was 14th, at 31.768 seconds. Takaaki Nakagami, 22nd on the grid, is 15th, at 32.547 seconds.
Johann Zarco 6th on the grid, Michele Pirro 17th on the grid and Pol Espargaro 19th on the grid crashed in the first corner of the first lap.
Pole position Jack Miller crashed at turn 4 of lap 2 while racing in 1st place. Marco Beczecchi, 3rd on the grid, crashed at turn 10 on lap 2 while running 4th. Franco Morbidelli, 11th on the grid, and Fabio Di Gianantonio, 14th on the grid, crashed in the 4th corner on the 3rd lap. Di Gianantonio raced to 20th place.
Fabio Quartararo, 1st overall, added 11 points. Francesco Bagnaia, 3rd overall, went from 44 points to 30 points behind in 2nd overall. Second place overall Aleix Espargaro dropped to third place overall, 33 points behind.
The last official test of the season will be held here for two days from 6.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. local time and 4.00 p.m. to 1.00 a.m. Japan time on both days. There will be a one-hour lunch starting at 1:00 p.m., and a 15-minute starting practice is scheduled after the session.
3 consecutive battles + 2 consecutive battles
Two weeks later, the next race was the Aragon GP, followed by the Japanese GP and the Thai GP. Oversea starts with the Japanese GP, and after three consecutive races, two consecutive races, the Australian and Malaysian GPs, will take place.