Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales claimed his first win of the season in the Emilia Romagna MotoGP at Misano World Circuit, after race leader Francesco Bagnaia of Pramac Racing crashed with seven laps remaining.Maverick Vinales of Yamaha MotoGP

Pole-sitter Vinales got off to a slow start but finished strongly to clock a time of 41 minutes, 55.846 seconds and beat fellow Spaniard Joan Mir of Suzuki by 2.425 seconds.

KTM rider Pol Espargaro was moved up to third to make it an all-Spanish podium when Petronas Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo was handed a three-second penalty for exceeding track limits.

The first seven rounds of the COVID-19-hit season have produced six different winners, with Quartararo taking the opening two races in Jerez, Spain.

Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso finished eighth to cling on to the world championship lead with 84 points, a point ahead of Quartararo and Vinales.

-Reuters

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