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A look back at the season so far – Part 5

A look back at the season so far – Part 5

A look back at the season so far – Part 5

Gran Premio Alice d'Italia: Home favourites rule at Mugello

Valentino Rossi extended his lead at the top of the MotoGP World Championship standings to 49 points after a dramatic home victory ahead of a trio of compatriots at the Gran Premio Alice d'Italia. As Sete Gibernau sensationally crashed out of the race on the sixth lap to the delight of the 88,367 crowd, Rossi came under intense pressure from Max Biaggi, Marco Melandri and Loris Capirossi.

All three took turns leading the race before a typical late charge from Rossi that saw him take the flag by 0.359 seconds from Biaggi, with Capirossi holding off an attack from Melandri in the final corner to clinch Ducati's first podium of the season in third place.

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MotoGP, 2005

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