Rossi Conquers Mugello

01Jun08

Valentino Rossi claimed his third win in as many races at the Italian MotoGP to extend his lead in the world championship standings. Rossi beat Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa to secure his seventh consecutive victory at Mugello, to the delight of the home fans. Championship rival Jorge Lorenzo had a day to forget, crashing out midway through the race but escaping injury. James Toseland finished sixth on his debut at the Mugello circuit.Rossi’s victory completed an Italian hat-trick with Marco Simoncelli having won the 250cc race and Simone Corsi coming home first in the 125cc race.
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Italian MotoGP race result:

1 V Rossi (It) Yamaha 42mins 31.153secs
2 C Stoner (Aus) Ducati 42:33.354
3 D Pedrosa (Spn) Honda 42:36.020
4 A de Angelis (SM) Honda 42:37.466
5 C Edwards (US) Yamaha 42:43.683
6 J Toseland (GB) Yamaha 42:44.959
7 L Capirossi (It) Suzuki 42:45.600
8 A Dovizioso (It) Honda 42:46.472
9 S Nakano (Jpn) Honda 42:46.480
10 C Vermeulen (Aus) Suzuki 43:01.938

MotoGP world championship standings:

1 V Rossi (It) Yamaha 122points
2 D Pedrosa (Sp) Honda 110
3 J Lorenzo (Sp) Yamaha 94
4 C Stoner (Aus) Ducati 76
5 C Edwards (US) Yamaha 58

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