Ducati absolutely dominates in Mugello with a 1-2-3-4-5 finish in the MotoGP sprint

Ducati shocks the paddock once again following an absolutely dominant run in the Mugello MotoGP sprint.

Ducati absolutely dominates in Mugello with a 1-2-3-4-5 finish in the MotoGP sprint

2023 Ducati powered MotoGP riders

The 2023 Mugello MotoGP round is in full effect following an absolutely stunning performance by the Ducati powered bikes. With this weekend being a home race for the manufacturer, a lot of hopes lied on them to have a strong finish. It seems like they have exceeded expectations so far into the weekend. With the MotoGP sprint taking place today, the crowd was impressed with the manufacturer’s dominance.

Ducati factory rider Pecco Bagnaia had been having a stellar season so far. His streak of strong finishes continued this weekend during the sprint. The Italian rider went on to take the Sprint win and lead a pack of 4 Ducati powered bikes behind him. While Pecco didn’t actually lead the whole race from start to finish, he eventually got there. Drops of rain also made an appearance during the race.

This led to more uncertainty building up of which the Ducati riders took full advantage. After setting a new lap record at Mugello, Pecco Bagnaia was starting from pole for today’s sprint. While he kept the lead off the line, he eventually lost it to Jorge Martin. This happened due to the rain making an unwanted appearance and bringing out the white flags during the sprint.

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Ducati’s Pecco Bagnaia led the pack to a top-5 lockout

Enea Bastianini and Pecco Bagnaia MotoGP
Enea Bastianini and Pecco Bagnaia Ducati

Pecco Bagnaia also had to fight with KTM’s Jack Miller. Having fought off Miller, Bagnaia went on to take the lead back from Jorge Martin. Marco Bezzecchi later on came into the play and slotted himself in second place. He is currently in a championship fight with the 2022 MotoGP world champion. It will be interesting to see how things transpire between the two Ducati powerhouses.

While Pecco Bagnaia got the top honours at the Mugello MotoGP sprint, Marco Bezzecchi went on to finish P2. Meanwhile, Jorge Martin went on to grab the third spot. The last two Ducati dominated spots were captured by Johann Zarco and Luca Marini. Overall, it was a good day for the Italian squad. All eyes will be on them during Sunday’s grand prix.

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