Italy’s Valentino Rossi claimed a spectacular MotoGP home victory at the Misano circuit to lead fellow Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo, who having started from pole position had to settle for second place. In third Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa.
Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso took fourth place with compatriot Andrea Iannone just behind on his Pramac Racing machine. Rookie Pol Espargaro rode a good race to hold off team-mate Bradley Smith to claim sixth and seventh respectively.
GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista, Duacti’s Cal Crutchlow and Yonny Hernandez completed the top ten.
After crashing from second place, World Championship title leader Marc Marquez had to settle for 15th spot.
The MotoGP World Championship standings are as follows –
1. Marc Marquez – 289 Points
2. Dani Pedrosa – 215 Points
3. Valentino Rossi – 214 Points
4. Jorge Lorenzo – 177 Points By Laura Turner