MotoGP : Greatest show on 2 wheels – Danilo Petrucci puts Ducati ahead at Mugello

 MotoGP : Greatest show on 2 wheels – Danilo Petrucci puts Ducati ahead at Mugello

Danilo Petrucci of Ducati grabs the podium at Mugello beating Marquez and Andrea Dovizioso  in neck to neck battle.

After Maquez and Dovizioso went ahead of him at the hill on San Donato during the final lap. Petrucci made final attempt to get the lead which he was successful to take the podium by  0.043s.

At the second place it was defending champion Marc Marquez of Repsol Honda and Dovizioso  of Ducati stood third. Alez Rins of Suzuki was held by Dovizioso while Jack Miller had a crash that made him move out of the race.

Top 5 had an entertaining epic battle during the last couple of laps. At first  it was Petrucci, Miller, and Rins fighting for third  position before Petrucci went ahead Dovizioso at Scarperia on Lap 5.

After few seconds he Marquez was challenged and the three Ducatis dominated the Honda at the top positions for Lap 6.

Takaaki Nakagami was fifth  ahead of Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha), Ducati test rider Michele Pirro, Crutchlow, Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory), and Fabio Quartararo (Petronas SRT Yamaha).

Rossi stood 18th on the grid before crash.

Mugello Standings

Pos. Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 41’33.794
2 Marc Marquez Honda 0.043
3 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 0.338
4 Alex Rins Suzuki 0.535
5 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 6.535
6 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 7.481
7 Michele Pirro Ducati 13.288
8 Cal Crutchlow Honda 13.937
9 Pol Espargaro KTM 16.533
10 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 17.994
11 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 20.523
12 Joan Mir Suzuki 20.544
13 Jorge Lorenzo Honda 20.813
14 Karel Abraham Ducati 27.298
15 Andrea Iannone Aprilia 28.051
16 Miguel Oliveira KTM 30.101
17 Johann Zarco KTM 41.857
Not Classified
DNF Jack Miller Ducati 8 Laps
DNF Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 12 Laps
DNF Hafizh Syahrin KTM 14 Laps
DNF Valentino Rossi Yamaha 16 Laps
DNF Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 18 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
DNF Tito Rabat Ducati 0 Lap

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