2017 Mugello MotoGP Results: Italian Grand Prix Recap

Race action at 2017 Mugello MotoGP
Race action at 2017 Mugello MotoGP

2017 Mugello MotoGP Results

Spoiler alert: 2017 Mugello MotoGP results and recap below.

The 2017 Mugello MotoGP resulted in a perfect Italian trifecta: Italian track, Italian rider and Italian motorcycle.

This was after Ducati Team’s Andrea Doviziozo claimed the Italian Grand Prix win. Despite suffering from food poisoning and getting little sleep the night before, “Desmo Dovi” earned the Mugello MotoGP victory by over a second ahead of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Maverick Vinales.

Taking the final podium was yet another Italian Ducati pilot, Octo Pramac Racing Ducati’s Danilo Petrucci.

2017 Mugello MotoGP Results: Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso
2017 Mugello MotoGP Results: Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso

“It was a fantastic day for me but it had started badly after a sleepless night because I had a bit of food poisoning,” Andrea Dovizioso says. “Today I didn’t have much energy, but I knew that the bike was going to be strong, because we had worked well throughout the weekend and I also had a lot of support from my fans, physiotherapist and family and this made a big difference.

“Despite the fact that I wasn’t at 100%, I was able to administer the race even though I wasn’t the quickest man out there, but I did a perfect strategy, and I moved into the right position at the right moment. I rode really smoothly, I never forced the pace excessively and this made all the difference because Mugello is a track that physically wears you out and in any case the tires did not allow me to push too hard. Finally we did it: winning at Mugello is really something special!”

When the 23-lap race began, home favorite Valentino Rossi, the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP pilot donning a lid dedicated to the late Nicky Hayden, got to turn one first ahead of pole sitter Vinales.

2017 Mugello MotoGP Results: Yamaha's Maverick Vinales
2017 Mugello MotoGP Results: Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales

Ducati Team’s Jorge Lorenzo, who claimed five wins at Mugello, stormed to third from seventh on the grid, followed by Dovi. Lorenzo’s Ducati was untouchable on the long straights, and he took the lead for the first time of his Ducati career and began dueling with former teammate Rossi.

But this battle was short lived; Vinales took the lead on the fourth lap, with Dovi and Rossi in tow. Also joining the battle up front was Petrucci, who started from ninth on the grid.

Dovizioso stalked Vinales, and made the pass with nine laps to go. Dovizioso rode with precision, going on to take his third-career MotoGPdd victory. It was also the first for Ducati at Mugello since Casey Stoner won there in 2009.

2017 Mugello MotoGP Results: Ducati's Michele Pirro
2017 Mugello MotoGP Results: Ducati’s Michele Pirro

Vinales crossed the line 1.281 seconds behind, and Petrucci took third, 2.334 seconds behind.

Rossi just missed the podium, and was followed across the finish line by Pull&Bear Aspar Ducati’s Alvaro Bautista, and the reigning MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez (Respol Honda RC213V).

Rounding out the top 10 were Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Johann Zarco, Lorenzo Ducati Team test rider Michele Pirro and Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Andrea Iannone.

Suffering crashes were Respol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa, who won at Le Mans MotoGP, and LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow. Aprilia Racing Team’s Aleix Espargaro, who was penalized for a jumped start, had issues with his RS-GP. His brother, Pol, also suffered a DNF aboard the Red Bull KTM RC16.

The MotoGP series now heads directly to Catalunya, round seven of 18.

Photo by Luciano Bianchetto

2017 Mugello MotoGP Results:

1Andrea Dovizioso41’32.126
2Maverick Viñales00’01.281
3Danilo Petrucci00’02.334
4Valentino Rossi00’03.685
5Alvaro Bautista00’05.802
6Marc Marquez00’05.885
7Johann Zarco00’13.205
8Jorge Lorenzo00’14.393
9Michele Pirro00’14.880
10Andrea Iannone00’15.502
11Tito Rabat00’22.004
12Scott Redding00’24.952
13Jonas Folger00’28.160
14Hector Barbera00’30.676
15Jack Miller00’30.779
16Karel Abraham00’42.306
17Sylvain Guintoli00’46.294
18Loris Baz
19Sam Lowes00’50.740
20Bradley Smith00’50.897

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