Bagnaia given three-place grid penalty for Sunday

The #1 was fastest on Friday but gets a three-place grid penalty for the GP race after a Practice incident with Alex Marquez

Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) put in a statement laptime to pull clear at the top in Practice at the Gran Premio d’Italia Brembo, but the reigning Champion was also involved in an incident with Alex Marquez (Gresini Racing MotoGP™) in the session.

The FIM MotoGP™ Stewards investigated and deemed Bagnaia was slow on the line and disturbed the Gresini rider, giving the reigning Champion a three-place grid penalty.

The penalty only applies to the Grand Prix race, not the Tissot Sprint, but it means Bagnaia can’t start any further forward on Sunday than fourth on the grid as he looks to take his third Italian GP win in a row.

Check out the video of the incident – and the two riders’ views on it from before the penalty was confirmed – and then tune in to qualifying from 10:50 (UTC +2) on Saturday to see where Bagnaia will start on home turf at Mugello.