Victory for Andrea Dovizioso in the San Marino Grand Prix

Victory for Andrea Dovizioso in the San Marino Grand Prix

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Andrea Dovizioso
photo: Ducati

Andrea Dovizioso dominated the San Marino GP, round 13 of the MotoGP World Championship, which was held today at the Misano circuit in Italy. At his home race, the rider from Forlì started from row 2, then overtook his team-mate, Jorge Lorenzo, to move into the lead on the sixth lap. He held the position right until the end of the race, taking the chequered flag 2.8 seconds ahead of Marc Marquez.

Jorge Lorenzo, who started from the front row after yesterday’s pole in qualifying, had an unfortunate race. The Spanish rider led for the first five laps. After that, Dovizioso passed him and Lorenzo had a terrific battle with Marquez. Two laps from the end, while lying second, Jorge crashed at the Quercia corner, after which he got back on his Desmosedici machine to finish the GP in seventeenth place.

Victory for Andrea Dovizioso in the San Marino Grand Prix

Crossing the finish line in second place ahead of fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow, today Marc Marquez stepped on the podium for the tenth time this season, and for the sixth time in a row for the first time since 2014.

Crutchlow claimed a first podium since his victory in Argentina as he took third place. The Briton produced a patient ride at Misano. His reward came at the end when Ducati’s Lorenzo crashed out on the penultimate lap to allow him into the top three.

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