Miller crashes out as Petrucci claims emotional maiden MotoGP win

Mugello: Ducati's Danilo Petrucci claimed his maiden MotoGP victory in front of his home supporters at the Italian Grand Prix – but Australia's Jack Miller crashed out of the race.

Miller, having just set the fastest lap, fell with eight laps to go as he pushed to stay in contention in the leading five.

Italy’s Danilo Petrucci celebrates his Italian MotoGP win.Credit:AP

Championship leader Marquez moved up to 115 points in the overall standings, ahead of Dovizioso (103) and Suzuki's Alex Rins (88), who finished the race in fourth place.

French rider Fabio Quartararo, who started second on the grid, made a dismal start to the race and slipped down to eighth spot in the opening lap and could only finish 10th on his Petronas Yamaha.

It was an even worse day for Rossi who was running 15th when he got tangled up with Joan Mir's Suzuki, with both riders running across the gravel.

The nine-time world champion went down to 21st before he crashed after 16 laps on turn nine and was forced to retire.

Reuters

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