World champion Francesco Bagnaia on Thursday lauded his manager for a timely arrival at India's first MotoGP -- unlike the visa issues faced by other riders.But the six-time MotoGP world champion played down the impact of his late arrival.
India hosts its maiden MotoGP on Sunday as the premier motorcycling championship looks to tap a potentially lucrative new fan base and succeed on a track where Formula One stalled."We intend to tap this potential to make biking a very big sport in our country."
It was a perfect San Marino Grand Prix for Spaniard Jorge Martin, who claimed pole and won both races on the Pramac Ducati.
Jorge Martin won the San Marino MotoGP on Sunday to further close the gap on championship leader Francesco Bagnaia.Pramac rider Martin, who also won Saturday's sprint, is now 36 points behind world champion Bagnaia after winning from pole position well over a second ahead of Marco Bezzecchi.