As the lights turned green on a wet Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, it was Jorge Lorenzo who got the holeshot leading the race starting from the second row of the grid. Lorenzo showed an incredible pace by opening a fair bit of a gap at the front, only to end up in the gravel at turn 6 after a handful of laps. Marc Marquez and Andrea Dovizioso followed the charge behind Lorenzo, while Maverick Viñales lost a few places and was seen struggling at P4. Danilo Petrucci meanwhile showed incredible pace as he took a handful of riders including Viñales in short succession, starting his march to podium contention.
Soon Petrucci chased down Dovizioso and Marquez to become the new race leader. Then after, there was no one stopping Petrucci as he rode a race of his own. Cal Crutchlow and Loris Baz each crashed twice but managed to finish the race in the end. Aleix Espargaro, Sam Lowes and Tito Rabat crashed out as well. Marc Marquez took Petrucci on the last lap, marking his fourth win of the season. Danilo Petrucci and Andrea Dovizioso completed the podium.
Maverick Viñales finished at P4, followed by wild card Ducati rider Michelle Pirro. Jack Miller finished the wet race at P6, with Scott Redding coming home at P7. The top 10 of the Championship is completed by Alex Rins, Jonas Folger and Bradley Smith. Cal Crutchlow crossed the chequered flag at P13 followed by Dani Pedrosa at P14.
Marc Marquez and Andrea Dovizioso are now equal on points going into the Aragon GP in two weeks time. Valentino Rossi participating in the Aragon GP is highly unlikely as the doctors have advised rest for 30 to 40 days at least. Meanwhile stay tuned to BikesMedia for further updates on the 2017 MotoGP World Championship.
By: Aravind Rb