Jorge Lorenzo won his third consecutive MotoGP race in emphatic fashion Sunday, seizing the lead on the first lap and immediately gapping the field and making the Mugello race a contest for second place. That prize went to Ducati's Andrea Iannone who fought a half-race battle with Marc Marquez and held off a hard-charging Valentino Rossi at the end. Rossi, who has finished on the podium every race this year, climbed through the pack for third after a poor start left him in ninth early in the race.
A resurgent Dani Pedrosa -- who also didn't have a great start -- took fourth with Bradley Smith holding fifth another five seconds back and just ahead of Pol Espargaro (6th).
Maverick Viñales had his best finish in MotoGP ever in seventh followed by Michele Pirro (8th), Danilo Petrucci (9th) and Yonny Hernandez (10th)
Marc Marquez crashed out the contest -- his second zero-points race of the season -- at turn three with with six laps remaining. The front end of his Honda washed fighting for second with Iannone, bringing to a close what had been a diffcult weekend for the current world champion. Cal Crutchlow, too, crashed out late while running in fifth place.
|Pos.||No.||Rider||Bike||Time / Diff.|
|12||76||Loris BAZ||Yamaha Forward||42.158|
|16||63||Mike DI MEGLIO||Ducati||+1'15.265|
|35||Cal CRUTCHLOW||Honda||3 Laps|
|93||Marc MARQUEZ||Honda||6 Laps|
|4||Andrea DOVIZIOSO||Ducati||10 Laps|
|6||Stefan BRADL||Yamaha Forward||20 Laps|
|69||Nicky HAYDEN||Honda||20 Laps|
|41||Aleix ESPARGARO||Suzuki||21 Laps|
|43||Jack MILLER||Honda||21 Laps|
|15||Alex DE ANGELIS||ART||21 Laps|