Rossi Podiums in Italy

From pole position, Rossi finished third behind factory Ducati pair Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso on his home track after coming out on top in a battle against Suzuki rider Andrea Iannone in the closing laps. With points leader Marc Marquez crashing and finishing outside the points, it puts Rossi within 23 points of the Honda rider. Rossi described the Mugello race as “one of the most difficult races I remember” owing to his difficulties with the hard front tire, which he said he had to use to be able to go the distance. Congrats to the King of Mugello!