Jorge Lorenzo wins third MotoGP in a row

Spain’s Jorge Lorenzo won his third successive MotoGP on Sunday as he coasted home to take the Italian race on a Yamaha at Mugello.

The 28-year-old two-time world champion – who was winning three in a row for the fourth time in his career – beat home pole sitter Andrea Iannone of Italy on a Ducati with Italian legend Valentino Rossi third on another Yamaha.

Rossi leads the world championship standings, but by only six points from Lorenzo.

Two-time defending world champion Marc Marquez failed to finish, crashing out on his Honda with six laps remaining.

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