Franco Morbidelli took home his maiden MotoGP victory on home soil at the San Marino GP. The Italian crossed the line 2.217sec ahead of Francesco Bagnaia, who celebrated his first premier class podium. Joan Mir, meanwhile, clinched the final spot on the podium on the very last lap.
Morbidelli wins, 2.2sec ahead of Bagnaia
Quartararo crashes out; no longer the championship leader.
Mir denies Rossi a spot on the podium.
Morbidelli masters Misano
Yamaha had a spectacularly successful qualifying session, with its satellite and factory bikes taking the first four spots on the grid. Factory rider Maverick Vinales was on pole with the SRT Petronas Yamahas of Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo behind him.
As the lights went out, Morbidelli got the best start off the line and led the pack into the first corner. Valentino Rossi, who started 4th, got…