2018 MotoGP Championship Standings After Round 6, Mugello, Italy

1 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 95  
2 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 72 -23
3 Maverick VINALES Yamaha 67 -28
4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 66 -29
5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 64 -31
6 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 63 -32
7 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 60 -35
8 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 56 -39
9 Jack MILLER Ducati 49 -46
10 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 41 -54
11 Alex RINS Suzuki 33 -62
12 Dani PEDROSA Honda 29 -66
13 Tito RABAT Ducati 27 -68
14 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 23 -72
15 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 19 -76
16 Hafizh SYAHRIN Yamaha 17 -78
17 Franco MORBIDELLI Honda 17 -78
18 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 13 -82
19 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 10 -85
20 Bradley SMITH KTM 7 -88
21 Mika KALLIO KTM 6 -89
22 Scott REDDING Aprilia 5 -90
23 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1 -94
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 I hope someone gets the post race interview to share as I'm curious what Dovi feels after that race.

Perfectly fine I would imagine. Dovi has the contract, is miles ahead on points despite two crashes and he's been around long enough to know your team mate will beat you some of the time.


I imagine his mood will sour if Jorge Lorenzo demolitions jobs start becoming as regular as they used to be. I also imagine Ducati will start frantically begging for some more money to cover his and Dovi's wages next year.

But I think also that Ducati will not like Jorge running Dovi to the ground the rest of the year.....

What? Are they going to ask Jorge to let Dovi beat him? Good luck with that!

I am not a fan of Jorge, but that was a stunning win. Ducati even with Dall igna have a core executive problem the same as all the other marques. They are engineers and know better than the riders and only change when they are forced too. So when Dovi finally started winning they convinced themselves  they'd cracked it. And then Ciabatti's open criticism of Jorge broke the trust, with Dovi piling in with some mind games which all riders do. Jorge could well be champ if he continues to ride like that. The bike does't turn and the engineers dont believe the riders - thats been the story for more than 12 years. Ducati will be crying in their beer at year end when all their money on JL and building a chassis for him moves back to Yamaha.

If Jorge performs well again next event then we know he's back. It's true how some engineers think with a different mindset and often seem to reject feedback that is critical of their design. Being stubborn and having closed minds ae negative. It was an impressive victory. I would so like to see him battle Marquez as he did when riding for the Yamaha factory team. I'm not a big fan of his but glad to see another name on top.