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Jorge Lorenzo steered clear in an eventful grand prix at the Mugello circuit, leading every lap of the Italian grand prix, coming home with the win.
Factory Yamaha rider Lorenzo although did not take an easy win, with team Repsol Honda duo Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez applying the pressure from behind throughout the race.
The Mugello crowd were left shocked in the start of the race, with their hero and multiple world champion Valentino Rossi involved in a huge crash on lap one with Rossi collected by Alvaro Bautista at turn four, forcing both riders into the barriers at high speed. Both riders walked away from the crash.
Pedrosa had the jump on the start, but it was only until turn two that Lorenzo took the lead from the Honda rider. Marc Marquez had a great jump at the start of the race from the second row to take third place, defending his position to Andrea Dovizioso.
The top three riders started to drift away from the rest of the pack, with Marquez and Pedrosa both hungry for the race lead. Crutchlow started to catch the front three after he slipped passed Douvizioso.
Jorge Lorenzo eventually gained a strong lead on the Honda duo, out in front by 5 seconds. The battle was then on for second place, with Marquez making his way to second passing Pedrosa.
Unfortunately for 20-year-old Marquez, he crashed out while in second position with three laps to go. Marquez endured his first DNF for the season and handed podium positions to Pedrosa and Cal Crutchlow, with Crutchlow amazingly still racing with a broken leg.
The last lap saw Stefan Bradl make a last-turn move on Dovizioso to take fourth place, ahead of Ducati riders Nicky Hayden and Michele Pirro.
After taking the Italian MotoGP win, Lorenzo has closed his championship gap to Dani Pedrosa to 12 points.
The next MotoGP race will be June 16 at the Circuit de Catalunya for round six of the championship.
1. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing
2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team
3. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3
4. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP
5. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team
6. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team
7. Michele Pirro ITA Ducati Test Team
8. Aleix Espargaro ESP Power Electronics Aspar
9. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3
10. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Blusens
11. Randy De Puniet FRA Power Electronics Aspar
12. Danilo Petrucci ITA Came IodaRacing Project
13. Andrea Iannone ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing
14. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing
15. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing
16. Yonny Hernandez COL Paul Bird Motorsport
17. Michael Laverty GBR Paul Bird Motorsport
18. Bryan Staring AUS Go&Fun Honda Gresini
19. Lukas Pesek CZE Came IodaRacing Project
Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team
Claudio Corti ITA NGM Forward Racing
Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Avintia Blusens
Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha Factory Racing
Alvaro Bautista ESP Go&Fun Honda Gresini