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.
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.