Can Marc Marquez take Ducati's 93rd victory?

Enjoy 10 facts and records which could be broken on Sunday at the Italian GP, including a chance for the #93 to claim Ducati's 93rd victory

After a thrilling Tissot Sprint on Saturday, Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) walked away with victory after a sensational start from second on the grid. However, it did not come easy for the #1 with Marc Marquez (Gresini Racing MotoGP™) pushing the reigning World Champion to the limit in the last five laps - finishing in second. But with a grid penalty for Bagnaia on Sunday and Ducati currently on 92 wins, will the #93 take their 93rd race win in MotoGP™? Everything is up for grabs and with competition high, make sure you take a look at 10 amazing facts that you need to know ahead of the Italian GP.

1. Championship leader Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing) crashed out in the Sprint which is the first time he failed to score points since the introduction of the Sprint format last year.

2. 7/7 Following Maverick Viñales (2017), Valentino Rossi (2018), Marc Marquez (2019), Fabio Quartararo (2021), Fabio Di Giannantonio (2022) and Francesco Bagnaia (2023), Martin becomes the seventh different polesitter over the last seven Grands Prix held at Mugello.

3. Reigning Champion Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) and on pole here last year, Bagnaia took his first Sprint win since Austria last year, and on Sunday, he will be aiming to take his third successive win at the Italian GP.

4. Marc Marquez (Gresini Racing MotoGP™) equalled his best Sprint result, finishing P2. This is the third successive time he finished P2 in Sprint and he will now be aiming to win for the first time since Emilia-Romagna 2021 (952 days ago). It would be his first Grand Prix win with Ducati and Gresini.

5. If Marquez, racing with #93, wins at the Italian GP, this will be Ducati’s 93rd win in the premier class. Fun fact: Casey Stoner took the 27th Ducati win with #27, Bagnaia took the 63rd win with #63, Marco Bezzecchi took the 72nd win with #72 and Jorge Martin took the 89th win with #89…

6. After passing through Q1, Franco Morbidelli (Prima Pramac Racing) has qualified sixth for his best qualifying result since he qualified fourth in Argentina last year.

7. Morbidelli equalled his best Sprint result finishing P4 (from Argentina 2023 and Spain this year) and will be aiming to take his first podium since he finished third in Jerez in 2021.

8. Rookie Pedro Acosta (Red Bull GASGAS Tech3) finished P3 in the Sprint for his third Sprint podium and, aged just 20 years and 8 days old on Sunday, he will aim to become the youngest premier class winner, taking the record away from Marc Marquez (20 years and 63 days old in Austin in 2013).

9. Alex Marquez (Gresini Racing MotoGP™has qualified eighth for his second-best qualifying result so far this year after Spain. He finished P8 in the Sprint but will now aim to take his maiden MotoGP win or add to his premier class podium collection: two with Honda and two with Ducati so far.

10. Alex Rins (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGPhas qualified 10th for his second-best qualifying result so far this year following Catalunya last week when he qualified eighth.

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