Many first happen in the dramatic San Marino MotoGP, Marc Marquez wins his first San Marino GP, Bradley Smith first second position on the podium and Scott Redding first MotoGP podium, adding on is Valentino Rossi’s first fifth position and out of the podium for the first time, Jorge Lorenzo fail to get a point this season.
But luck was on Rossi’s side when Lorenzo crashed out a lap after swapping his bike to slicks tyres, as Rossi was still out in the tracks for additional 2 laps, losing around 10 seconds a lap, he was the last rider to come in for a second bike swap after 20 laps and rejoined the track in fifth place. Marquez made the right choice to dive in the pits to change bike, and quickly took back the lead with the track had dried up and the race eventual race winner.
Bradley Smith’s gamble on slicks thorough out the race, the Monster Yamaha Tech3 rider went with his gut at the San Marino GP and was rewarded with second place on the podium. Smith delivered an exceptional performance in front of 92,315 people to clinch the second MotoGP rostrum of his career after conquering the Misano race in 2nd. EG 0,0 Marc VDS rider Scott Redding claims a career first podium in 3rd. 1st double British riders in MotoGP podium too.
Rossi has now extended his championship lead over his teammate to 23-points with just five races remaining. Up next is the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon on September 27th.