who hit the wheel of the Italian and crashing out it was Rossi who went on the extend his title lead. Fellow Italian Andrea Dovizioso in second and taking his first podium on his new machine was Cal Crutchlow.
Ducati’s Andrea Iannone took fourth whilst Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo took fifth. Tech3 Yamaha rider Bradley smith crossed the line in sixth, while in seventh and eighth respectively was brothers Aleix Espargaro and Pol Espargrro. British rider Scott Redding claimed ninth while Spanish rookie Maverick Vinales rounded out the top ten. By Laura Turner