Lorenzo makes it 3 in a row

2015-05-31 15:33
Spain's Jorge Lorenzo steers his Yamaha to victory at the Italian MotoGP event. (Gabriel Bouys, AFP)

Mugello - Spain's Jorge Lorenzo won his third successive MotoGP on Sunday as he coasted home to take the Italian race on a Yamaha at Mugello.

The 28-year-old two-time world champion - who was winning three in a row for the fourth time in his career - beat home pole sitter Andrea Iannone of Italy on a Ducati with Italian legend Valentino Rossi third on another Yamaha.

Rossi leads the world championship standings, but by only six points from Lorenzo.

Two-time defending world champion Marc Marquez failed to finish, crashing out on his Honda with six laps remaining.

The results:

1. Jorge Lorenzo (ESP/Yamaha) 41min 39.173sec,

2. Andrea Iannone (ITA/Ducati) at 5.563sec,

3. Valentino Rossi (ITA/Yamaha) 6.661,

4. Dani Pedrosa (ESP/Honda) 9.978,

5. Bradley Smith (GBR/Yamaha Tech3) 15.284,

6. Pol Espargaro ((ESP/Yamaha Tech3) 15.665,

7. Maverick Vinales (ESP/Suzuki) 23.805,

8. Michele Pirro (ITA/Ducati) 29.152,

9. Danilo Petrucci (ITA/Ducati Pramac) 32.008,

10. Yonny Hernandez (COL/Ducati Pramac) 34.571,

11. Scott Redding (Honda Marc VDS) 38.553,

12. Loris Baz (FRA/Yamaha Forward) 42.158.

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