Ducati had a really good weekend after winning both races in MotoGP and WorldSBK
It's a good day to be a Ducati motorsports fan yesterday as Francesco Bagnaia scored his first back-to-back win in MotoGP in Misano as well as Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) taking the victory in WorldSBK Catalunya round.
In fact, there's a very interesting similarity having watched both the MotoGP Misano round as well as the WorldSBK Catalunya (Race 2) races as both resulted in Ducatis taking home the wins followed by Yamaha riders in second place where both happen to the championship leaders, as well as Ducati riders finishing in third place in both race series respectively.
Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) concluded his weekend with another second-place finish, and the same goes for Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK) who finished Race 2 and the Superpole Race in P2. Razgatlioglu almost had a triple-podium finish last weekend but suffered from a mechanical failure in Race 1.
Despite all of that, the 'man of the match' title had to be given to Enea Bastianini (Avintia Esponsorama) who scored his first podium finish in P3 yesterday after blitzing through the pack on his two-year-old Ducati Desmosedici GP bike. In WorldSBK, Scott Redding (Aruba-it Racing - Ducati) concluded Race 2 in P3, but won Race 1 in dominating fashion.
After all that happened in MotoGP and WorldSBK last weekend, Fabio Quartararo now has a 48-point lead in the 2021 MotoGP world championship season with four rounds remaining in the calendar. Toprak Razgatlioglu concluded the weekend with a one-point lead over WorldSBK's defending champion, Jonathan Rea.
Image source: MotoGP & WorldSBK