The start of the race and Andrea Iannone survived the scrutiny over a possible jump start.
The Tuscan hills provides a stunning backdrop to the Mugello circuit.
Valentino Rossi saves a big moment in Turn 1.
Jorge Lorenzo’s victory was roundly booed by the partisan home crowd.
Jorge Lorenzo took victory by 5.5 seconds, in todays Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.
Andrea Iannone followed up his debut MotoGP pole position with a second place in today’s race, his best premier class finish to date.
After a bad start, Valentino Rossi recovered to take the final spot on the podium, much to the delight of the huge home crowd.
Fourth place for Dani Pedrosa, as he continues his recovery from arm pump surgery.
Marc Marquez had a fantastic start from 13th on the grid and was in the battle for 2nd place with the two factory Ducatis before crashing out on Lap 18.
Sadly for Aleix Espargaro his race ended early after he crashed at Turn 1.
A mixed day for the factory Ducatis. Andrea Iannone celebrated a podium in his home Grand Prix, while Andrea Dovizioso retired after an issue with the rear sprocket on his GP15.
Three consecutive victories for Jorge Lorenzo has seen him cut Valentino Rossi’s lead in the Championship to just six points.
Jorge Lorenzo’s makes his point to the Italian crowd after crossing the line for MotoGP win number 36.
Bradley Smith benefitted from others misfortune to finish fifth and ahead of his teammate again.
Their man didn’t win but it didn’t stop the crowd from celebrating like he had. Imagine what it’s like after a Rossi victory.
There is still a long way to go but Jorge Lorenzo believes this could be his year as he chases his third MotoGP crown.
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