MotoGP™ recap: Italy – the Italian job

by | Dec 19, 2022 | Ducati, Honda, motoGP News, Suzuki

MotoGP™ recap: Italy – the Italian job

There was plenty of joy for the home heroes as Pecco Bagnaia took his second win of the year ahead of Fabio Quartararo and Aleix Espargaro

A return to home soil saw Francesco Bagnaia bounce back in style at the Italian Grand Prix. The factory Ducati rider didn’t see the chequered flag at the previous round, but he put on a show for the adoring home fans in Mugello to take it first in Round 8 of the 2022 World Championship.






Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley: MotoGP™ race highlights

 

The pre-race headlines had been dominated by Marc Marquez, with the Repsol Honda rider announcing that he would undergo a fourth surgery on his problematic right humerus and shoulder in a bid to regain full fitness. It meant that after Mugello, we wouldn’t be seeing the eight-time Champion in action any time soon, and he signed off with a P10.

It was a breakthrough weekend for some budding Italian talent, with Fabio Di Giannantonio (Gresini Racing MotoGP™) and Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) forming a shock rookie one-two on the grid, while Luca Marini (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) completed the surprise front row. The latter two held on against some more established stars of the class to secure top six finished, with Diggia slipping to 11th.

 

Elsewhere, Suzuki's struggles continued as neither of their riders saw the chequered flag again. Alex Rins was furious with Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) as he laid the blame for his crash at the door of the Japanese rider. 

In the Championship race, Quartararo’s lead grew a little bit bigger over Espargaro, while a DNF for Enea Bastianini saw him drop to 28 points off the top ahead of the Catalan GP.

VideoPass allows you to watch every single second of every single sector LIVE and OnDemand

Read more here

MotoGP NEWS FEED

2022 BMW F 900 XR Adventure Sport Review

We go for another ride aboard BMW’s easy-riding F 900 XR. (Joseph Agustin/)The 2022 F 900 XR is a plus-size middleweight adventure sport from BMW Motorrad. When BMW introduced this model for the 2020 model year, we were there for the official press introduction; see...

2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 World GP 60th Anniversary Preview

The newest member of Yamaha’s sportbike line, the YZF-R7 will come in special World GP 60th Anniversary dress in 2022. (Yamaha/)In celebration of 60 years of World Grand Prix competition, Yamaha is releasing a number of anniversary edition sportbikes for the 2022...

Wolfman Peak Tail Bag WP | Gear Review

The Wolfman Peak Tail Bag WP is a 6.5L waterproof, rack-mounted motorcycle tail bag with an 840D nylon exterior and RF-welded seams. MSRP is $169.99. (Story and photos by Moshe K. Levy, aka Moto Mouth Moshe) Wolfman’s Peak Tail Bag WP provides a compact but versatile...

Can-Am and Road Warrior Foundation Sponsor Veterans on Cross-Country Ride

The 2022 Road Warrior Ride, sponsored by Can-Am, ended at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in Columbus, Ohio. During the week of Sept. 23-30, a group of veterans seeking adventure, camaraderie, and healing rode Can-Am Spyders from Florida to Ohio, covering over...

2021 KTM 200 Duke, 390 Duke, 890 Duke, and 1290 Super Duke R | Comparison Review

KTM’s line of naked bikes has steadily evolved over the past 25 years. We assembled the latest lineup of Dukes (left to right: 200 Duke, 390 Duke, 890 Duke, and 1290 Super Duke R) for a side-by-side evaluation. Photos by Kevin Wing. KTM rose to prominence with its...

GP for the masses…

Way back in 2002 Ducati surprised the biking world when it showcased its new V4-powered sportsbike: the GP3. It was to hit the MotoGP scene in time for the 2003 season, with Loris Capirossi and Troy Bayliss atop this beautiful and capable bike that powered Loris to a...

2021 Royal Enfield Meteor 350

2021 Royal Enfield Meteor 350 (Fireball trim) (Royal Enfield/)UpsThe beginner cruiser market gains one more competitorImpressive, well-balanced handlingEngine power may not be jaw-dropping, but its mild-mannered delivery and lack of vibration provides a very relaxed...

Royal Enfield SG650 Concept | First Look Review

Unveiled at EICMA 2021, the Royal Enfield SG650 Concept blends neo and retro design elements. In recent years, Royal Enfield has deftly toed the line between modern and retro. The all-new Meteor 350 calls back to brand’s mid-century cruisers while the Google-powered...

Ladies Who Ride: Reviews! Dainese Impeto Motorcycle Gloves

MoreBikes caught up with 25 year old Orthodontic dental nurse and Isle of Wight resident Tahnee Attwood. Tahnee rides (takes deep breath..) K6 GSXR 750, Yamaha R1, KTM 500 exc, Honda CRF450X in dirt set up and CRF450R in Supermoto set up! Luckily, she took time off...

2022 Husqvarna Vitpilen 401

Futuristic bodywork makes the small Vitpilen easy on the eyes. (Husqvarna/)UpsEasy Shift for clutchless up/downshiftingLightweight and compact for easy handlingGreat brakesDownsErgonomics not as comfortable as Svartpilen’sSeat is also uncomfortableIllegible...