PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team would like to send their sincere condolences to Jason Dupasquier's team, family and friends. The young Moto3 rider will be sorely missed in the paddock.
After steadily making his way up the order, from 19th on the grid, throughout the 23-lap race, and a battle for position in the final laps, Valentino Rossi took his first top-ten finish of the season at his home GP. Team-mate Franco Morbidelli, who was forced to run wide to avoid another rider’s incident on the second lap, ended the ItalianGP 16th.
In the MotoGP World Championship standings Franco is currently ninth - 33 points, with Valentino 19th - 15 points.
Next weekend will see Morbidelli and Rossi in action at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya (4-6 June).