SPAIN’S Jorge Lorenzo won the Italian Moto GP making it his second victory of the season and third consecutive win at the same race.
Compatriot DaniPedrosa got pole position yesterday but came in second at the Mugello circuit, followed by Lorenzo’s team mate, Cal Crutchlow.
The Mallorca-born winner started out with a three-way battle on his hands with REPSOL Honda riders Pedrosa and Marc Marquez, but managed to shake them off halfway through the race and left them fighting for second place.
Lorenzo passed Pedrosa back a place, shortly before a crash between Valentino Rossi and Spain’s Alvaro Bautista putting them both out of the race.
Once in the lead, Lorenzo fought to keep his position and to ward off attacks from the REPSOL Honda riders, particularly Pedrosa.
The Moto 3 race saw a victory for Luis Salom (KTM) ensuring he kept his place in the world championship rankings with 102 points behind third-placed Maverick Viñales with 106 and ÁlexRins, who came second, with 81 points.
Britain’s Scott Redding (Kalex) managed his second consecutive Italian Grand Prix victory in Moto 2, widening his margin in the world championship rankings with a total of 101 points, followed by NicoTerol and Mika Kallio, both on 58.
Terol took second place at the Mugello race and France’s Johann Zarco and Spain’s Pol Espargaró came in third and fourth respectively.