Morbidelli takes his first MotoGP victory by leading from start-to-finish at his home Misano round.

Bagnaia fights through to second and a debut podium on his return from injury, while Mir passes Rossi for third on the final lap.

Morbidelli's Petronas Yamaha team-mate Quartararo fell (twice) and has lost the world championship lead - CLICK HERE for the new world championship standings

Cal Crutchlow, who struggled with fluid in his right arm after recent surgery, was ruled unfit and will also miss next weekend's event.

Reigning world champion Marc Marquez missed his fifth event after breaking his right arm in the MotoGP season opener and will be absent for another 'two-three months'. Marquez was again replaced by Stefan Bradl.

The Misano circuit was resurfaced ahead of this year's MotoGP round, with the surface described as 'very grippy, but bumpy'. This was also the first premier-class event of the season to have fans in attendance, with 10,000 spectators per day being allowed into the circuit.

An official test will be held on Tuesday with the second Misano round starting on Friday.

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San Marino MotoGP, Misano - Race Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/Diff
1Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)42m 2.272s
2Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP20)+2.217s
3Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+2.290s
4Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+2.643s
5Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+4.044s
6Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+5.383s
7Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)+10.358s
8Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP20)+11.155s
9Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+10.839s
10Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+12.030s
11Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+12.376s
12Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*+12.405s
13Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+15.142s
14Iker LecuonaSPARed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+19.914s
15Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia (GP19)+20.152s
16Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP20)+22.094s
17Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*+22.473s
18Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)+37.856s
19Bradley SmithGBRAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+78.831s
 Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (GP19)DNF
 Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)DNF

* Rookie.
Official Misano MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Ducati 1m 31.629s (2018)
Fastest race lap:
Andrea Dovizioso SPA Ducati 1m 32.678s (2018)

By Peter McLaren

 

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