Andrea Dovizioso leading 2017 MotoGP ahead of San Marino GP

It took 2 consecutive race wins to prompt Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso to take the lead in the 2017 MotoGP championship standings! Two races ago (after the Czech Republic Grand Prix), Dovizioso was trailing Marc Marquez (1st) and Maverick Vinales (2nd) in the overall championship with a 21 points deficit.

The Austrian Grand Prix marked Dovizioso third victory, with Repsol Honda Marquez finishing second and Yamaha Vinales only sixth. Whereas at the British Grand Prix, Vinales finished second, Marquez failed to finish and Dovizioso got his fourth victory of the season.

Ducati is now leading the way ahead of San Marino! When we look at the championship progression:

1) Movistar Yamaha Maverick Vinales was leading at the beginning of the season, but now faces greater competition from the Hondas and Ducatis.

2) Repsol Honda Marc Marquez started the season on the back foot, but Honda has improved. The Spaniard was leading the championship until the Austrian round.

3) Ducati and Andrea Dovizioso have found in the last 2 races the good formula - can they repeated in San Marino? We have to consider that in both Germany and Czech Republic, they did not find their best performance.

4) What of Rossi and Lorenzo? Movistar Yamaha Valentino Rossi has been very consistent throughout the year but could only materialize 1 win so far - additionally he is now trying to recover from a broken leg (unfortunately). Ducati Jorge Lorenzo has improved resulting in top 5 finishes in the last 2 races - but not yet to a level that he can challenge for race wins.

2017 MotoGP Championship

DoviziosoDucati Team183
MarquezRepsol Honda Team174
VinalesMovistar Yamaha MotoGP170
RossiMovistar Yamaha MotoGP157
PedrosaRepsol Honda Team148
ZarcoMonster Yamaha Tech 3109
Go to 2017 Full MotoGP Standings

In the overall rankings, Marc Marquez continues to be king, 6 pole positions to his name - he is quick out of the box in every round - but the Honda lacks the race pace - you bet that Marquez will improve - he is the current champion!

2017 MotoGP Grand Prix Rankings

MotoGP Marc MarquezMarc Marquez
6 Poles, 3 Wins, 7 Podiums
95.56% Race Performance

MotoGP Andrea DoviziosoAndrea Dovizioso
0 Poles, 4 Wins, 5 Podiums
117.27% Race Performance

MotoGP Maverick VinalesMaverick Vinales
3 Poles, 3 Wins, 6 Podiums
106.00% Race Performance

MotoGP Dani PedrosaDani Pedrosa
2 Poles, 1 Win, 7 Podiums
102.00% Race Performance

MotoGP Valentino RossiValentino Rossi
0 Poles, 1 Win, 5 Podiums
104.55% Race Performance

Go to 2017 MotoGP Grand Prix Rankings
Go to 2017 MotoGP Standings

See you at the 2017 San Marino Grand Prix!

Posted on September 08, 2017

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