Mugello MotoGP: Lorenzo eases to victory

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 02 June 2013 13:43

Reigning champion Jorge Lornzo eased to victory in Mugello today to record his second win in a row.

Pole sitter Dani Pedrosa got off to a good start, but a hard move from Lorenzo at the first corner sat him up and Lorenzo then led to the flag.

Marquez got a good start to settle in to third place behind his team-mate Pedrosa and with five laps to go Marquez moved in to second position.

Marquez was pulling away from Pedrosa when he crashed with just three laps to go and was unable to continue.

The crash promoted Pedrosa to second position and Brit Cal Crutchlow to third.

Crutchlow had a lonely race after passing Dovizioso on the second lap but towards the end was catching Pedrosa rapidly. It's Crutchlow's second podium in a row after his second place at Le Mans last time out.

It was not a fairy tale return for Yamaha and Valentino Rossi after a collision with Alvaro Bautista on lap one sent both riders tumbling into the gravel.

After a hard crash during Friday practice Bradley Smith rode well to finish ninth. Paul Bird Motorsport rider Michael Laverty finished 17th.

1 25 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 173.7 41'39.733
2 20 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 173.3 +5.400
3 16 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 173.2 +6.412
4 13 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 172.4 +19.321
5 11 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 172.3 +19.540
6 10 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 171.9 +26.321
7 9 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Ducati Test Team Ducati 171.1 +38.144
8 8 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 171.0 +39.802
9 7 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 170.9 +40.243
10 6 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Blusens FTR 170.4 +48.392
11 5 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 170.4 +48.480
12 4 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 168.7 +1'13.708
13 3 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 168.6 +1'14.601
14 2 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 168.2 +1'21.249
15 1 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing ART 167.9 +1'25.738
16  68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Paul Bird Motorsport ART 167.8 +1'27.339
17  70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 167.8 +1'27.758
18  67 Bryan STARING AUS GO&FUN Honda Gresini FTR Honda 166.7 +1'44.424
19  52 Lukas PESEK CZE Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 166.7 +1'45.227

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  93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 173.4 3 Laps
  71 Claudio CORTI ITA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 167.4 6 Laps
  7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Avintia Blusens FTR 166.3 7 Laps
  46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha  0 Lap
  19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda  0 Lap