Jorge Lorenzo rebounded from a trying race two weeks ago to take the win at Italy’s Mugello circuit. This is Lorenzo’s second victory of the season and keeps him in the hunt for the top spot in the rankings.
Lorenzo led from the start, keeping a hold on the top position for all 22 laps around the track. According to Ultimate Motorcycling, Mugello is typically one of the fastest on the MotoGP schedule, and the Yamaha rider took full advantage of the high speeds to claim his third consecutive victory at the Tuscan circuit.
“The conditions and the circumstances were good for us and I didn’t make a mistake,” Lorenzo said. “…It’s very special; I won the last three years here, so this track is magic for me and very positive for Yamaha.”
Dani Pedrosa finished in second place, which was enough to maintain his No. 1 position in the championship standings. He now leads Lorenzo by 11 points.
Cal Crutchlow took third place at Mugello but still trails young rider Marc Marquez for the third spot in the overall rankings. The rookie rider suffered from a major crash that left him unable to finish the race for the first time this season.