Lorenzo wins in Italy while Marquez fails to score

Lorenzo wins in Italy while Marquez fails to score

Channel NewsAsia·2018-06-04 00:58

Spain's Jorge Lorenzo led a Ducati one-two in the Italian team's home grand prix at the Mugello circuit on Sunday while MotoGP leader Marc Marquez crashed and failed to score.

Motorcycling - MotoGP - Italian Grand Prix - Mugello Circuit, Scarperia, Italy - June 3, 2018 Ducati's Jorge Lorenzo during the race REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

SCARPERIA, Italy: Spain's Jorge Lorenzo led a Ducati one-two in the Italian team's home grand prix at the Mugello circuit on Sunday while MotoGP leader Marc Marquez crashed and failed to score.

The win ended a long drought for the three-times MotoGP champion, who has struggled since joining the factory team at the start of 2017 and whose last victory was for Yamaha in Valencia at the end of 2016.

Italian team mate Andrea Dovizioso was second, with compatriot Valentino Rossi third for Yamaha, making the 39-year-old great the first rider to score more than 5,000 points in the top category.

Rossi, who started on pole position, moved up to second place overall and is now 23 points adrift of Marquez.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Clare Fallon)

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