Welcome back to Speed, Spain’s Jorge Lorenzo is clearly the man to beat after claiming his third third consecutive victory in Italy. Having triumphed in Jerez and in Le Mans, the two-time world champion proved unstoppable yet again.
After showing a stunning pace in Free Practice 3, the 22-year-old pulled away from the field to cross the line more than five seconds clear of second placed Andrea Iannone.
The Italian, who started from pole position, appeared to make a slight jump start but gained no advantage, with Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso leading Lorenzo into the first corner.
The Spaniard then stepped it up a gear and forged his way to the front by the end of the lap with the chasing pack unable to keep pace.
Iannone held his nerve over the final few laps to come home second while fellow countryman Valentino Rossi delighted his home crowd by climbing from eighth place on the grid to the podium.
Marquez crashes out
Marc Marquez’s hopes of retaining his Moto GP title suffered another huge blow as the Spaniard crashed with six laps remaining.
The 22-year old got off to a strong start by moving from 13th on the grid to fifth by the end of the opening lap, and was then up to third early on lap two before losing control of his bike.
Márquez, who had already suffered a violent crash in the second practice session at Mugello two years ago, is now sitting fifth in the overall standings with 69 points
ahead of round seven, which gets underway in Barcelona on June 14.
Sweden’s Felix Rosenqvist completed a Monza hat-trick in the final race of the Formula 3 European Championship round, which featured two barrel rolls, three safety cars and a red flag.
The Prema Powerteam driver kept team-mate Jake Dennis at bay in the opening two races while the third event was canceled by race director Nils Wittich due to concerns about driver safety.
This result sees Rosenqvist leapfrog Charles Leclerc into second place as the 17-year-old failed to finish the race.
Antonio Giovinazzi is still in the lead going into the next race which gets underway in Belgium on June 19.
The Kitzbühel Alpine Rally
See you on June 7 for another edition of Speed where we will be looking at the Canada Grand Prix. In the meantime, we end the programme with some of the best moments from the Kitzbühel Alpine Rally. Local hope Helmut Lorenzoni gave the home crowd something to cheer about as 188 cars, built between 1925 and 1972, battled it out in Austria.