Moto GP: Andrea Dovizioso wins Catalan Grand Prix

The Italian is now within seven points of championship leader Maverick Vinales.

Andrea Dovizioso of Italy takes a curve during the Catalunya Motorcycle Grand Prix.   -  AP

Italian Andrea Dovizioso beat the home heroes to win the Grand Prix of Catalunya on Sunday and celebrate his second successive Moto GP victory for Ducati.

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His triumph at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya, coming a week after a home win at Mugello, left Dovizioso only seven points behind Yamaha's overall leader Maverick Vinales, who finished 10th.

Honda's Spanish team mates Marc Marquez, the reigning triple world champion, and Dani Pedrosa, who had started on pole position at a track down the road from where he grew up, finished second and third respectively.

Spaniard Vinales now has 111 points to Dovizioso's 104 after seven races. Marquez is third on 88.

 

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