Lorenzo was followed by Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa who had a up and down race, managed to keep his championship lead after taking second. It was back-to back podiums for Tech3 Yamaha’s Cal Crutchlow.
LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl took a brilliant fourth place after crashing last time out. The Ducati Duo gave the Italian fans something to cheer about with Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden crossing the finish line respectively at their home track. Ducati Test rider Michele Pirro finished seventh.
Top CRT ride of the day went to Power Electronic Aspar’s Aleix Espargaro in eighth. Bradley Smith managed to bring his Monster Tech3 Yamaha machine home in ninth even with a badly damaged finger and a hair-line fracture to his Scaphoid. And taking tenth was Avintia Blusens Hector Barbera.
Marc Marquez suffered a terrible weekend after crashing in every session, the rookie crashed out from second place in today’s race and now falls to third in the Championship standings.
There was a huge upset for the Italian fans as their home hero Valentino Rossi looked to have been taken out by GO&FUNS Honda Gresini rider Alvaro Bautista on turn 3, both riders crashed into the barriers luckily both riders seemed ok. But the disappointment was seen not only by the Italian fans but also by Rossi himself.
The next round of the season will take place in two weeks time at the Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya in Barcelona. By Laura Turner