Rossi wins at Misano as Marquez crashes

    With Lorenzo second, Yamaha was able to celebrate its first 1-2 in four years, while Rossi's victory was his first at home since 2009.

    Published On Sep 15, 2014 08:08:00 AM

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    Rossi wins at Misano as Marquez crashes

    Valentino Rossi claimed his and Yamaha's first MotoGP victory of 2014 at Misano, as Marc Marquez crashed out while giving chase.

    With Jorge Lorenzo second, Yamaha was able to celebrate its first 1-2 in four years, while Rossi's victory was his first at home in Italy since the same race in 2009.

    Poleman Lorenzo was the only frontrunner to choose the harder front tyre, and although he held the lead at the start, he had Rossi and Marquez right on him from the outset.

    As the trio broke away from the pack, Marquez and Rossi swapped second place repeatedly.

    Lorenzo was unable to take advantage of this and escape, and instead was overtaken by both his rivals in quick succession.

    They then began to creep clear, with Marquez sitting in Rossi's wheeltracks - until he lost the front of his Honda under braking and crashed in a race for the first time since the June 2013 Mugello event.

    By then, Rossi had a two-second lead over Lorenzo, and he was able to maintain this to the finish, to the euphoric delight of the Misano crowd.

    Dani Pedrosa salvaged a podium for Honda in third, just fending off Andrea Dovizioso's Ducati.

    They had been part of the race's biggest gaggle at first, before Andrea Iannone - who equalled his career-best in fifth - and Pol Espargaro drifted away.

    Stefan Bradl crashed from this group early on, with Aleix Espargaro also fell on the last lap while fighting with Alvaro Bautista and Cal Crutchlow for eighth behind Bradley Smith.

    Espargaro's late incident and a last-gasp pass on Leon Camier meant Marquez was able to salvage a point in 15th, having rejoined a very distant last after his crash.

    RESULTS - 28 LAPS:

    PosRiderTeamBikeGap
    1Valentino RossiMovistar Yamaha MotoGPYamaha44m14.586s
    2Jorge LorenzoMovistar Yamaha MotoGPYamaha1.578s
    3Daniel PedrosaRepsol Honda TeamHonda4.276s
    4Andrea DoviziosoDucati TeamDucati5.510s
    5Andrea IannonePramac RacingDucati11.771s
    6Pol EspargaroMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha18.999s
    7Bradley SmithMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha23.100s
    8Alvaro BautistaGO&FUN Honda GresiniHonda36.458s
    9Cal CrutchlowDucati TeamDucati38.480s
    10Yonny HernandezEnergy T.I. Pramac RacingDucati45.878s
    11Karel AbrahamCardion AB MotoracingHonda54.765s
    12Hiroshi AoyamaDrive M7 AsparHonda56.775s
    13Scott ReddingGO&FUN Honda GresiniHonda1m02.734s
    14Alex de AngelisNGM Forward RacingForward Yamaha1m13.546s
    15Marc MarquezRepsol Honda TeamHonda1m15.948s
    16Leon CamierDrive M7 AsparHonda1m20.760s
    17Michael LavertyPaul Bird MotorsportPBM/Aprilia1m26.422s
    18Broc ParkesPaul Bird MotorsportPBM/Aprilia1 Lap
    19Hector BarberaAvintia RacingAvintia/Kawasaki1 Lap
    -Aleix EspargaroNGM Forward RacingForward YamahaRetirement
    -Stefan BradlLCR Honda MotoGPHondaRetirement
    -Danilo PetrucciIodaRacing ProjectART/ApriliaRetirement
    -Mike Di MeglioAvintia RacingAvintia/KawasakiRetirement

    CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS:

    PosRiderPoints
    1Marc Marquez289
    2Daniel Pedrosa215
    3Valentino Rossi214
    4Jorge Lorenzo177
    5Andrea Dovizioso142
    6Pol Espargaro98
    7Aleix Espargaro92
    8Andrea Iannone92
    9Stefan Bradl74
    10Bradley Smith74
    11Alvaro Bautista64
    12Scott Redding54
    13Cal Crutchlow47
    14Hiroshi Aoyama43
    15Yonny Hernandez38
    16Karel Abraham33
    17Nicky Hayden29
    18Colin Edwards11
    19Michele Pirro11
    20Broc Parkes7
    21Mike Di Meglio4
    22Danilo Petrucci4
    23Alex de Angelis3
    24Michael Laverty2
    25Hector Barbera2
    26Leon Camier1

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