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Andrea Dovizioso wins his home Italian MotoGP for Ducati, ahead of Yamaha title leader Maverick Vinales and Pramac's Danilo Petrucci.

Valentino Rossi, riding with chest and stomach injuries from a motocross training accident last week, fought with the lead group throughout on his way to fourth place.

Reigning world champion Marc Marquez was never a contender at the front and lost out to Alvaro Bautista for fifth. Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa took Cal Crutchlow on the final lap, while trying to pass the Englishman for 11th.

Sylvain Guintoli was again replacing injured rookie Alex Rins at Suzuki, while Ducati test rider Michele Pirro had his first wild-card appearance of the season.

The stiffer front tyre construction was making its 2017 debut this weekend...

1.Andrea DoviziosoITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17)41m 32.126s2.Maverick Vi?alesESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)41m 33.407s3.Danilo PetrucciITA Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17)41m 34.460s4.Valentino RossiITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)41m 35.811s5.Alvaro BautistaESP Pull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP16)41m 37.928s6.Marc MarquezESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)41m 38.011s7.Johann ZarcoFRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*41m 45.331s8.Jorge LorenzoESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17)41m 46.519s9.Michele PirroITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17)41m 47.006s10.Andrea IannoneITA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)41m 47.628s11.Tito RabatESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)41m 54.130s12.Scott ReddingGBR Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16)41m 57.078s13.Jonas FolgerGER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*42m 0.286s14.Hector BarberaESP Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16)42m 2.802s15.Jack MillerAUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)42m 2.905s16.Karel AbrahamCZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP15)42m 14.432s17.Sylvain GuintoliFRA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)42m 18.420s18.Loris BazFRA Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15)42m 22.857s19.Sam LowesGBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*42m 22.866s20.Bradley SmithGBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)42m 23.023sCal CrutchlowGBR LCR Honda (RC213V)DNF
Dani PedrosaESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)DNF
Aleix EspargaroESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)DNF
Pol EspargaroESP Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)DNF

Blue Name = Rides for Factory Team.Red Name = Rides for Satellite Team.
* Rookie

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By Peter McLaren

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