1-2 victory for Ducati at Mugello

1-2 victory for Ducati at Mugello

Ducati, Jorge Lorenzo
photo: Ducati

The Ducati Team pulled off a fantastic 1-2 win at the Autodromo del Mugello today, with its riders finishing first and second. Jorge Lorenzo dominated the Italian Grand Prix from the first to the last lap, thus scoring his first win on a Ducati. Second place went to Andrea Dovizioso, who started from the third row. The Italian crossed the line at the end of the opening lap in fifth place and then got close to Lorenzo on lap 7. But he was unable to attack his team-mate. And on the last lap, he had to defend the runner-up slot from Valentino Rossi, who was third at the chequered flag.

Lorenzo surged into an early lead at Mugello ahead of home polesitter Rossi, with Marc Márquez moving up to third place on the opening lap from sixth. But on the fifth lap, the Spaniard lost the front end and slid into the gravel trap before remounting.

That left Lorenzo leading Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso, who then moved into the runner-up spot on lap seven at the Casanova-Savelli switchback.

The three-time MotoGP champion was able to reel off the remaining 10 laps and ultimately secure his first win since Valencia 2016 and the 45th of his career.

Dovizioso held off third-placed Rossi by just 0.259s and completed a Ducati 1-2

Márquez ended up 16th of 17 finishers after remounting, 12 seconds behind Morbidelli.

The MotoGP World Championship will be back in action again in two weeks’ time at Montmeló, on the outskirts of Barcelona, for the Catalan GP scheduled for 15th to 17th June.