Mugello MotoGP 2016 Race Report: Lorenzo Snatches Podium From Marquez
By Sameer Contractor
1 mins read
Published on May 23, 2016
- The difference between Marquez and Lorenzo was just 0.019 seconds
- Rossi's aggressive lead was cut short due to a major engine failure
- Andrea Dovizioso set a new MotoGP top speed record of 354.9 kmph
Coming in third was Andrea Iannone of team Ducati (+4.742) putting up a good show against the closely trailing Honda's Dani Pedrosa (+4.910). The last lap was the most furious off the lot as Lorenzo and Marquez swapped the lead position four times offering some edge of the seat action. The race kickstarted with both Yamaha riders fighting it out for the top spot with Rossi starting at the pole position; whereas Lorenzo launched from the fifth place. While the Italian rider did manage to hold on to his top spot for some time, it was only short lived. In retrospect, Lorenzo was lucky to have survived a similar engine failure on the warm-up lap earlier in the day but had a new engine fitted for the race.
It was the 43rd win of Jorge Lorenzo's MotoGP career; his fifth at Mugello of six races and third of this season. Moving down, Andrea Iannone showed impressive skills at the track after a disappointing start and managed to beat Pedrosa with the Mugello GP marking the latter's 250th world championship race across all classes. The other Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso (+6.256) also performed well having started 13th on the grid and eventually finished 5th behind Pedrosa. Dovizioso though did manage to make the race memorable by setting a new MotoGP top speed record of 354.9 kmph.
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