Once again on the podium, for the third time this season, the second in Italy after Mugello. Petrux was fantastic and has brought to Octo Pramac Racing an extraordinary Sunday. Scott gave extra enthusiasm at the team party with a good seventh place.
Over Misano the rain was constant through all morning, and Petrux started pushing already from the first lap gaining 4 positions. After overtaking Crutchlow and Vinales he was fourth in the second lap. At the fifth lap he was the fastest and he was able to overtake Dovizioso. The fantastic overtake on Marquez came the lap after. Then Lorenzo crashed, and Danilo became the leader of the race in the 6th lap. The Italian rider was the leader until the last lap but Marquez managed to overtake him at the end of the straight. Danilo finished in second position after a fantastic #SanMarinoGP. Thank you Petrux!
Scott started in 19th position but since the first lap the pace was good. The English rider had the strength to remain focused and in the 12th lap he overtook Espargaro for the 9th position. Ten laps from the end he tried to catch Zarco who had a technical problem on the last lap. A precious P7 finish for Redding.
2nd – Danilo Petrucci
“It was a fantastic race. From the first lap the feeling was good. I was leading for long until I saw Marquez coming back. I was thinking to make him pass but my fear was that he could run away. Marquez has done a fantastic last lap and he deserved the victory. I would have liked to win the race but I am very happy for how the weekend has gone, and I have to thank the whole team”.
7th – Scott Redding
“It was a difficult weekend. I never had feeling throughout all free practice and qualifying. All things considered I am very satisfied for this result. I was able to have a good race pace, without making any mistake. This very good result will give me trust for Aragon. I have to thank the team for the work that the team has done this weekend”.