Italian Grand Prix
Race Ended
Mugello - 3rd June
Fastest Lap - D.Petrucci 1:48.001
Rider Team Time FLs
2 1
Ducati Team 41:43.230 1 25
7 2
Ducati Team +6.370 0 20
1 3
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +6.629 1 16
4 4
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR +7.885 1 13
10 5
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR +7.907 0 11
8 6
LCR Honda +9.120 0 10
5 7
Alma Pramac Racing +10.898 2 9
3 8
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +11.060 0 8
16 9
Angel Nieto Team +11.154 0 7
9 10
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +17.644 0 6
15 11
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +20.256 0 5
14 12
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +22.435 0 4
13 13
Reale Avintia Racing +22.464 0 3
17 14
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +22.495 0 2
12 15
EG 0,0 Marc VDS +26.644 0 1
6 16
Repsol Honda Team +39.311 1 0
24 17
Reale Avintia Racing +61.211 0 0
18 18
LCR Honda +5 Laps 0 0
21 -
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Retired 0 0
11 -
Alma Pramac Racing Crashed Out 0 0
19 -
EG 0,0 Marc VDS Crashed Out 0 0
22 -
Angel Nieto Team Crashed Out 0 0
23 -
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Crashed Out 0 0
20 -
Repsol Honda Team Crashed Out 0 0
Live Commentary
Summary: Lorenzo finally got out of his Ducati doldrums, scoring his first win for the marque since signing on last year. After winning the hole shot from P2, the Spaniard never looked back and put in a masterclass to net his first victory since Valencia 2016. Teammate Dovizioso finished second, narrowly holding off compatriot and pole-sitter Rossi.

Outgoing Suzuki rider gave his employers a reality check by scoring their best Mugello finish in the MotoGP era in fourth, edging out teammate Rins.

British bulldog Crutchlow finished sixth and highest among the independents, ahead of Petrucci, Vinales and Bautista. Zarco struggled to find pace all weekend and could only round out the top-10 riders.

Marquez crashed out early and failed to earn any points. That closed up the championship battle, bringing Rossi within 23 points of Marquez.

That concludes our coverage for the weekend. Join us again in two weeks' time for the Catalan Grand Prix!
Lap 23: FINAL LAP! Lorenzo has this race well in control, with a handy lead on teammate Dovizioso while Rossi holds P3. P4 is being hotly contested between Suzuki teammate Rins and Iannone. LORENZO WINS! Dovizioso finishes P2, narrowly holding off a suddenly-resurgent Rossi. It is Lorenzo's first win since Valencia 2016. Iannone wins the battle of the Suzukis, edging out Rins and producing Suzuki's best Mugello finish of the MotoGP era.
Lap 22: Two laps to go and Lorenzo has not put a foot wrong so far, as Ducati principal Gigi Dall'Igna strokes his beard, possibly contemplating a renewal to the Spaniard's contract. Once again, Iannone outbrakes himself in his attempt for P3 and once again, Rossi is back past.
Lap 21: Unfortunately for Marquez, it looks like he will leave this weekend point-less, as he runs in P16, one short of a points-paying result, with less than three laps to go.
Lap 20: Iannone uses the slipstream to scream past Rossi into Turn 1 but his Suzuki's brakes can't cash the cheque his engine wrote and he goes wide, letting Rossi tuck back past into P3.
Lap 19: Vinales retakes P8 from Bautista. The two had been having a back-and-forth scrap going.
Lap 18: Rossi with a moment into Turn 1 but he gets it reigned back under control without straying off the racing line. Rins and Petrucci get instructions to switch mappings to 3 - is that a richer or leaner fuel mixture? Rossi pulls off a sly move on Petrucci to retake P3. Iannone also seizes the moment to move past into P4.
Lap 17: A mistake from Rins drops him down to P6. He will now have to get past the Petrucci-Rossi duel to reclaim any hope of scoring Suzuki's best Mugello finish in the MotoGP era.
Lap 16: As he runs, Rins is in position to score Suzuki's best result at Mugello in the MotoGP, which was earlier P5, achieved by John Hopkins in 2007 and Loris Capirossi in 2009. Prior to that, Suzuki won twice at Mugello in the premier class with Barry Sheene (1976) and Kevin Schwantz (1992).
Lap 15: Up the inside of Rossi goes Rins to take over P4, as the latter's father looks on with bated breath from the garage. British bulldog Crutchlow is starting to hound the struggling Iannone for P6.
Lap 14: Petrucci, his Pramac Ducati sporting the Lamborghini colours this weekend, has started to draw away in P3. Catching the factory Ducati duo out front might be a tall order though.
Lap 13: So, the medium/soft tyre combo has begun to show its weakness already, as Iannone drops to P6. How long before it affects leader Lorenzo?
Lap 12: Marquez makes his first overtake since his fall, picking off Simeon for P17. Remember, he will have to score P15 or better to score any points. Iannone was starting to fall back and Rossi picks him off for P3. Petrucci also gets by Iannone. Rossi however, runs wide and both Petrucci and Iannone go past.
Lap 11: Lorenzo continues to hold fast out front in his Ducati with the protruded fairings but he is on the medium/soft tyre combo, which could start to cost him as the finish draws near and teammate Dovizioso's hard front tyre starts to come in.
Lap 10: Meanwhile, Marquez is still down in P18 and yet to catch up to the tail end of the field before he can hope to pick off any positions. It's not going the way of Rossi at the moment. The pole-sitter is beginning to lose touch with the top-3 riders already.
Lap 9: Last year, Dovizioso gave Ducati their second MotoGP win at Mugello since Casey Stoner back in 2009, becoming the first Italian rider to win on an Italian bike at this track in the premier class. Can he hunt down Lorenzo and do it twice in a row today?
Lap 8: Rossi runs wide in Turn 1 anda Iannone wastes no time - he pounces and snatches P3 while Rossi gets busy quickly, fending off a ticked-off Petrucci.
Lap 7: Dovizioso picks off Rossi into Arrabbiata 1 and sets his sights on teammate and race leader Lorenzo, who is just under half second up the road.
Lap 6: Marquez is still in the race, down in P19 but he can still salvage some points before the finish. As they run, Rossi is within 19 points of Marquez in the title race.
Lap 5: MARQUEZ DOWN! The championship leader loses the front and goes for a ride in the gravel outside Turn 10. That's a crucial mistake from the man who said he was going to take it easy today.
Lap 4: Rossi is starting to feel the heat from fellow countryman and outgoing Suzuki rider Iannone for P3. Petrucci sets his second fastest lap in a row. Perhaps getting nerfed out of P4 by Marquez on the opening lap fired him up?
Lap 3: Marquez out-brakes Rossi into Turn 1 to take over P2. The Italian does not contest the position too hard and tucks behind the reigning champion. Luthi has crashed out in Turn 15. That makes it SIX riders down so far. Nakagami has rejoined the fray after his second lap tangle with Pedrosa.
Lap 2: Redding has crashed off his Aprilia in Turn 15, along with Abraham. That makes it four riders down by the second lap. Miller makes it five, as Turn 4 claims the Aussie's impressive run of points-scoring finishes.
Lap 1: The red lights go out and the Italian Grand Prix is GO! Rossi gets a good start but Lorenzo gets the hole shot into Turn 1. Marquez briefly shoots around the outside of Lorenzo but runs wide and then rams Petrucci, who somehow manages to stay on his bike. After starting way down in P20, Pedrosa has crashed in Turn 2, along with rookie Nakagami.
Preview: It's race day at the majestic Mugello circuit and fan-favourite Valentino Rossi starts from pole position for today's Italian Grand Prix, much to the delight of the locals as well as the army of global fans of the sport's most popular rider. The 39-year-old smashed the old circuit record, set by Iannone back in 2015, by 0.289s to earn his first pole positon since the 2016 Japanese Grand Prix. Ex-teammate Lorenzo will start alongside in second, with Yamaha teammate Vinales completing the front row. Championship leader Marquez will start from sixth but the fiesty Spaniard can always be counted upon to come alive once the lights go out. Located in the beautiful Tuscany countryside, fast sweepers and off-camber turns characterize the Mugello circuit. Dicey slipstream battles are fast and frequent here and neck-to-neck finishes are commonplace. Back in 1976, when Mugello hosted a Grand Prix for the first time, the 500cc event was won by Barry Sheene by just 0.1 sec ahead of Phil Read in a race lasting over 62 minutes. Who will win the Italian Grand Prix? Tune in at 12 PM GMT to find out!
Temp: 29°C
Forecast: Sunny
Track: Dry

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