Motorcycling-Bagnaia holds off Quartararo to win Italian Grand Prix


MotoGP - Italian Grand Prix - Mugello Circuit, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy - May 29, 2022 Ducati Lenovo's Francesco Bagnaia celebrates with a trophy on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

(Reuters) - Ducati's Francesco Bagnaia held off a spirited challenge from reigning world champion Fabio Quartararo of Yamaha to win the Italian Grand Prix in front of his home fans at the Mugello Circuit on Sunday.

From fifth on the grid, Bagnaia had a bad start as he dropped to ninth on the opening lap but the Italian fought back to slowly make his way to the top.

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