Andrea Dovizioso of Ducati
Team took an incredible second win of the season after the Italian GP in Mugello
in the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya at the Montmelò circuit outside
Barcelona in Spain in front of 100,000 spectators, making him the first Ducati
rider to take back-to-back wins for the Borgo Panigale factory since two-time
MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner achieved the feat in 2010.
Reigning Champion Marc Marquez
(Repsol Honda Team) came in second, while his teammate Dani Pedrosa came third
to complete the podium. Jorge Lorenzo of Ducati Team crossed the line in fourth
Starting off well from row 3,
Dovizioso crossed the line at the end of the opening lap in third, and he moved
up to second on lap 8 after passing his team-mate Lorenzo and then Marquez.
Andrea hounded Pedrosa until lap 17, when he attacked his Spanish rival to take
the lead, which he maintained until the chequered flag and finishing with a gap
of more than three and a half seconds over Marquez.
Jorge Lorenzo was also on
great form on Sunday June 11, 2017, the Spanish rider taking the lead almost
immediately from the front row after qualifying second. The man from Majorca
stayed up at the front for five laps, before losing a few places and slipping
down to eighth. He then began a storming recovery that took him back up to
fourth place with four laps remaining and he crossed the line in the same
In the overall standings, Andrea Dovizioso
confirmed his second place but he has closed the gap on leader Viñales to just
seven points, while Lorenzo lies seventh with 59 points.
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