Three consecutive wins in MotoGP and the gap difference still makes us wonder what in the world has happened to him. Yet again Lorenzo impresses Yamaha with no other rider even close to see him on the track. While most of the spectators supported their home team Ducati and Valentino Rossi, the riders surely gave them an amazing show with Iannone (Ducati) and Valentino Rossi (Yamaha Movistar) on second and third positions respectively.
After a long time we saw really odd pole positions with Valentino Rossi starting at 8th and Marquez (Repsol Honda) on 13th and well Lorenzo being just Lorenzo on the second place. Andrea Iannone and Dovizioso of Ducati had a really good start because of the mid range torque of the Ducatis until the first corner happened.
Lorenzo took the lead on the first corner. Well that is usual for most of the part. It was surprising to see Marc Marquez overtaking four riders initially including Rossi and Crutchlow (LCR Honda) followed by five more in the first lap itself. Marquez was pushing his motorcycle to it’s limits by breaking late and eventually overtaking others as he was sure that once Lorenzo was gone, there’s no catching up to him. Clearly he didn’t want that, which also led him to go wide on the first corner in many laps in order to overtake Iannone and come to second position.
The battle for second between Iannone, Marquez and Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) was getting more and more breathtaking and it seemed that Marquez’s hard work would pay off until he low sided on a right turn and was eventually out. Rossi gained six positions, overtook Pedrosa and finished third.
A lot of crashes happened in Mugello but what a race. Valentino Rossi stays at top of the world standings but he’d better do something to stay there because the way Lorenzo is behaving lately in the last couple of races, you never know when he would wave Rossi ‘Ba-Bye’ instead of the crowd.
1 Jorge Lorenzo Movistar Yamaha
2 Andrea Iannone DucatiTeam
3 Valentino Rossi Movistar Yamaha
4 Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda
5 Bradley Smith Monster Yamaha Tech3
- Valentino Rossi – 118 Points
- Jorge Lorenzo – 112 Points
- Andrea Dovizioso – 83 Points
- Andrea Iannone – 81 Points
- Marc Marquez – 69 Points