Movistar Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo dominated the dramatic #ItalianGP, winning by over 5.5s at Mugello.
The Spaniard rode a sensational race snatching the lead on the first lap from Factory Ducati’s Andrea IANNONE and pulling away to extend over 5 seconds gap over his rivals, to take a commanding victory in the MOTOGP Italian Grand Prix
The battle for second place was where the action was, with Ducati Team’s Andrea Iannone (+5.563s) riding through the pain to finish a second ahead of a hard charging Valentino Rossi in third
after successfully fending off MARC Marquez’s challenge. Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa crossed the line in fourth, ahead of the Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s of Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro in fifth and sixth respectively.
In 7th place was Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Maverick Viñales aboard the SUZUKI GSXRR while Michele Pirro was 8th on his Ducati Team wild card. Satellite DUCATI riders Danilo Petrucci (Octo Pramac Racing) and his teammate Yonny Hernandez completed the top ten.
Scott Redding crossed the line in 11th ahead of Loris Baz
who finished 12th to take the Open class victory. Hector Barbera 13th aboard the Avintia Racing DUCATI, with Aprilia a Racing Team Gresini rider Alvaro Bautista in 14th place as EUGENE Laverty took the last points riding the Aspar Honda.
Mike DI Meglio was crossed the line in 16th with yet another Avintia Ducati, Ab Motoracing’s Czeck rider Karel Abraham 17th as former 250CC World Champion Marco Melandri came in last in 18th aboard the the second APRILIA Racing GRESINI bike.
Mugello had Recorded a high number of DNFs which included Marc Marquez crashing out with six laps to go while battling with Iannone for second place after fellow Factory Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso retired 4Laps earlier.
BRITISH rider Cal Crutchlow (CWM LCR Honda) crashed out with 3 Laps to go, Stefan Bradl and NICKY Hayden crashed out 3Laps into the race, E-Motion IODARacing Team’s Alex DE Angelis with Factory SUZUKI’s ALEIX Espargaro and LCR Honda rookie Jack Miller all crashed out with 21 Laps to go