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We get pretty excited at every race weekend but when it’s the Italian GP at Mugello, the level of excitement is always at a totally different level. And if you watched yesterday’s race, you would exactly know what we’re talking about.

Round 6 of the 2019 MotoGP world championship has been the best race of the season so far. Right from the very beginning and till the chequered flag, we were totally engaged in the race. It was such a thrilling, exciting, and super entertaining weekend.

The race began with the reigning world champion Marc Marquez at the pole and him taking the lead as the lights went out. Good for him. However, things were even better for Dovizioso who had a brilliant start that took him from the third row to the top 4. His teammate, Danilo Petrucci was also there in the leading pack.

At first, it seemed like Marquez will build a gap like always and take off to victory. However, Petrucci totally put everyone in awe with his best performance ever. He put extreme pressure on Marquez and soon went past by him in a commendable move taking the lead of the Italian GP for the first time. And since then the fight for the top step of the podium began.

The leading group involved Petrucci, Marquez, Dovizioso, and Rins. There have been multiple brilliant overtakes amongst these guys. Alex Rins displayed his supreme talent in some corners which gave him an extra edge. There were instances when he overtook the Ducatis but couldn’t stand their extreme horsepower on the final straight.

While the leading group was busy pushing itself to the extremes, things weren’t going that well for Rossi. He started off pretty back at the grid and didn’t really show any progress. Almost halfway through the race, he had an incident with Joan Mir which sent him at the last. Soon after he lost his front end and slid off disappointing his many fans on his home ground.

Petrucci was still leading the race with Marquez right behind on his tail followed by Dovizioso. We knew Marquez will try something to win the race and he did. In the last lap, he slip-streamed his way to the top but went a bit wide at the first corner which gave Petrucci a moment to get past by. And he used that brilliantly and made his fans go berserk!

Marquez tried really hard to get past Petrucci throughout the entire last lap but failed as Petrucci defended his line perfectly. And finally crossed the finish line winning the 2019 Italian GP and his first-ever victory in MotoGP. It was an emotional win for this man who is well-known as the good guy in the paddock with a great sense of humour. Petrucci was thinking to call it quits but we’re sure this win proves that he has got what it takes to be a real winner. Thank you, Danilo, for teaching us why not to give up on your dreams!

Marquez finished second and Dovizioso took the third spot at the podium. Alex Rins did a tremendous job and showed his potential after claiming fourth place. He is a very talented rider and perhaps with the right machine, he would have turned things around at the Italian GP. It was a special day for Takaaki Nakagami, too, as he became the top satellite rider and the first Japanese rider to score a top-five finish since 2012!

Race results-

Danilo Petrucci ITA Mission Winnow Ducati (GP19) 41m 33.794s
Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 41m 33.837s
Andrea Dovizioso ITA Mission Winnow Ducati (GP19) 41m 34.132s
Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 41m 34.329s
Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 41m 40.329s
Maverick Viñales ESP Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 41m 41.275s
Michele Pirro ITA Mission Winnow Ducati (GP19) 41m 47.082s
Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 41m 47.731s
Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 41m 50.327s
Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)* 41m 51.788s
Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 41m 54.317s
Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 41m 54.338s
Jorge Lorenzo ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 41m 54.607s
Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) 42m 1.092s
Andrea Iannone ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 42m 1.845s
Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 42m 3.895s
Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 42m 15.651s
Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP19) DNF
Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18)* DNF
Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) DNF
Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) DNF
Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1) DNF
Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) DNF
* Rookie.