Spectators were treated to outstanding performances by Italian rider Pecco Bagnaia (Pramac Racing Team), 2nd in MotoGP, and Japanese rider Tatsuki Suzuki (SIC58), 3rd in Moto3, in the exciting speed races at the San Marino Grand Prix.
GALFER rider Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia claimed the maiden podium of his career in the MotoGP premier class at the 2020 San Marino GP. Bagnaia returned to competition after suffering an injury, and he certainly did it in style by securing himself a podium position. Despite starting from sixth position on the grid, Pecco made a great comeback in the race, showing great ambition with his Ducati Pramac which allowed him to finish in 2nd position on the MotoGP podium for the first time ever. It wasn’t such a good weekend for the Hublot Reale Avintia team riders, however, as Johan Zarco had to settle for 15th position while Tito Rabat crashed out with 5 laps to go.
In the Moto2 category, Australian rider Remy Gardner (SAG Team) achieved the second-best time in Saturday’s classification but could not compete in Sunday’s race after suffering an accident during the warm-up. American rider Joe Roberts (American Racing Team) used GALFER’s Racing JCW1 brake discs for the first time during the San Marino GP and finished among the Top Ten (in 10th position) with his Kalex.
In the Moto3 category, young Japanese rider Tatsuki Suzuki (SIC58) gained another podium in an evenly-fought race that saw 14 riders finishing with less than 2 seconds between them. Four other GALFER riders managed to finish among the Top Ten: Jeremy Alcoba in 4th position, Gabriel Rodrigo in 5th (Gresini Racing), Jaime Masia in 7th (Leopard Racing), and Dennis Foggia in 9th (Leopard Racing). All were using the brake discs of the Spanish brand, GALFER.
The next round of the MotoGP World Championship will be contested at the same track in San Marino from 18 to 20 September.