Yes indeed, no. 46 is back on top. Belying fears of Stoner romping away with the win on his home ground, The Doctor simply ran away from the pack this time around. Rossi stamped his authority all over the Mugello circuit, winning by a comfortable margin over Repsol Honda man Dani Pedrosa, who took second. This was Rossi’s sixth successive MotoGP victory at Mugello.
Pramac d’Antin Ducati got a wonderful surprise, with old-timer Alex Barros taking third place, while Casey Stoner finished in fourth place. With this victory, Rossi is now only 9 points behind Stoner (as opposed to 21 points before that start of the race) in the MotoGP world championship points standing. With the MotoGP circus going to the Catalunya circuit in Spain next weekend, the 2007 season seems to be heating up good and proper now…Also see:
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