The worst possible result for Martín: Marini's victory

The Spaniard caused a loss due to COVID-19 and saw from home the triumph of the leader and the podium of Bastianini, with which he was tied on points in second place.

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Looking at how the first 17 laps went, it seemed that the Moto2 race at the San Marino GP would not have much of a story to tell, but that it goes, far from it. The fight starring Marini and Bezzecchi, teammates on the Sky VR46, brilliantly captained by Pablo Nieto as team manager, produced a lot of chicha. And it is that Luca and Marco made it very clear that there are no team orders between them and they passed and reviewed six times in two laps of heart attack that also allowed Bastianini to approach from third place and try to ascend to a second place that It ended up being for a Bezzecchi who finally gave in to Marini's push.

This summarizes a race that produced the worst possible result for Jorge Martín, the great absentee in this appointment for testing positive for COVID-19 (he is asymptomatic) and having to watch the race from home. And it is that the Spanish was third of the general, tied on points with Bezzecchi and now he sees how Rossi's brother escapes in the lead up to 33 points away, the Beast takes him 16 and Bezzecchi passes in front of him in the overall, with six points over the Madrid. The one who didn't beat him was Nagashima, who crashed when he rolled in the top ten.

The truth is that everything went wrong for Martín's interests before the race ... In addition to his positive, Lowes, who had achieved pole on Saturday, had to start from the pit lane after dragging a penalty from the second race in Austria, where he shot Navarro and Chantra. Despite this, the Englishman, who had plenty of pace to be in the lead, finished eighth. Another who could on paper subtract points from Jorge's rivals was Gardner, who with his second place in Q2 inherited the position at the front of the grid at the start but, nevertheless, a hard fall in the warm up caused him a fractured hand and foot

With this outlook, the one who inherited the pole position was Marini who led from the beginning until on lap 18 he came to a standstill that caused him to go long at Turn 14, which Bezzecchi took advantage of to get first. Luca studied him two laps and in the 21st the fight between the two began to the despair of Pablo Nieto who saw from the wall how the team's double was in danger, because they could go to the ground at any time and because Bastianini was dangerously close to they. After five clean passes, the order of the race was left with Marini, Bezzecchi and Bastianini in the first three places to close an Italian triplet that Vierge dreamed of spoiling. He was the best Spaniard of the day, with fourth place, and he fought to the end to hunt down the Beast, but he could not.

Farther behind finished Fernández 5th, Canet 9th, Ramírez 12th. Garzó and Navarro did not end due to a fall, and Edgar Pons retired. Everyone will have a chance for revenge next Sunday again at the Marco Simoncelli in Misano. Let's see if by then Martín can return, although he must first test negative and, if so, let's see how much it hurts him to have a GP disadvantage compared to his rivals on this track where we lost the unforgettable Shoya ten years ago. Tomizawa.

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