Lorenzo takes first!
How perfect was Jorge Lorenzo? First he grabs the pole in record time, then he leads the race from start to finish in total control. What a beautiful race for him.
However, the race was a disaster for many others including Marc Marquez and Andrea Dovizioso. On lap 16, Valentino Rossi, Dovizioso and Marquez were in a great battle for second. Rossi slightly ahead of Dovisioso who was slightly ahead of Marquez. As they entered turn 7, Andrea Dovisioso and Marc Marquez went down at almost the same time; independent of each other. Very bizarre and quite the mind blower.
Lorenzo won with plenty of time to spare followed by Rossi who rode a great and consistent race starting from seventh on the grid. Vinales bagged a third for his first big bike podium finish and the first podium finish for Suzuki since 2008. Pedrosa finished fourth followed by Espargaro on the Tech3 Yamaha.
Lorenzo went into the race trailing Marquez in points. Coming out of the race – Lorenzo is now the points leader. Things are pretty exciting these days in MotoGP. I am looking forward to Mugello. I am definitely pumped!