Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa both had strong showings at the exciting Italian GP, where they finished the race a fraction of a second away from victory and a podium finish, respectively, at Mugello.
After starting from the second row, Marc completed the first lap in fourth position and moved to third on lap three, managing to keep the gap from Lorenzo and Rossi to less than a second. After Rossi retired from the race on lap nine, Marquez steadily made up ground on Lorenzo, with whom he engaged in a spectacular duel for victory on the final lap. Despite exiting the last corner with the lead, Marc lost the final rush to the line by a mere 19 thousandths of a second.
Dani celebrated his 250th GP start with a very strong performance. Seventh at the end of the first lap, he was able to put in a series of good laps and match the pace of the leading riders, recovering positions to arrive at a fight for third position with Andrea Iannone. Dani set his best time, just 0.047 seconds off the race’s fastest lap, on his final lap, and finally settled for fourth, only 168 thousandths of a second behind the Italian.
The next GP is scheduled to take place June 3-5 in Barcelona.
|1||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||25||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||41'36.535|
|2||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||20||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.019|
|3||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||16||Mission Winnow Ducati||Ducati||4.742|
|4||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||13||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||4.910|
|5||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||11||Mission Winnow Ducati||Ducati||6.256|
|6||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||10||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||8.670|
|7||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||9||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||13.340|
|8||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||8||Octo Pramac Yakhnich||Ducati||14.598|
|9||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||7||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||18.643|
|10||Pirro Michele||51||ITA||6||Mission Winnow Ducati||Ducati||22.298|
|11||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||5||LCR Honda||Honda||27.936|
|12||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||4||Avintia Racing||Ducati||35.712|
|13||Laverty Eugene||50||IRE||3||Aspar Team||Ducati||38.032|
|14||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||2||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||40.094|
|15||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||1||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||59.811|
|16||Hernandez Yonny||68||COL||0||Aspar Team||Ducati||1'04.397|
|17||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||0||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||15 laps|
|18||Redding Scott||45||GBR||0||Octo Pramac Yakhnich||Ducati||15 laps|
|19||Miller Jack||43||AUS||0||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||DNF 1st lap|
|20||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||0||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||DNF 1st lap|
|21||Baz Loris||76||FRA||0||Avintia Racing||Ducati||DNF 1st lap|
Located 30km north-east of Florence in the beautiful countryside of Tuscany, Mugello is a modern circuit with excellent facilities. Bought by Ferrari back in 1988, the 5.245km track has been renovated to a high standard and has a growing reputation as one of the world’s most up-to-date, scenic and safest… read more.
|Length||5.245 kilometres / 3.259 miles|
|Longest straight||1.141 kilometres / 0.709 miles|
Mugello Circuit, Scarperia, Florence, Italy - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m 46.208s (177.7 km/h) Valentino Rossi (Yamaha, 2018)|
|Race Lap||1m 47.639s (175.4 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)|
|Race Time||41m32.126s (174.200km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2017)|
|2018 Race Winner||Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati)|