Italian Grand Prix

Moto GP

ByTheMinMotoGP

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to coverage of Moto GP. It's Round Six, and we're in Italy. @Ugster1 with you.

All about one man today - Rossi the home hero, and he's managed to secure pole position too.

Slight delay to proceedings so the race will be off at five past, rather than on the hour.

Championship standings after five rounds: 1. Lorenzo, 90 points 2. Marquez, 85 3. Rossi, 78 4. Pedrosa, 53 5. Vinales, 49.

A few engine-relates celebs on the grid - Alonso and Stoner to name two.

Here's the grid (Rossi on pole): Rossi, Vinales, Iannone Marquez, Lorenzo, Espargaro (A) Pedrosa, Smith, Petrucci...

...Redding, Pirro, Hernandez Dovizioso, Espargaro (P), Barbera Crutchlow, Miller, Laverty Bautista, Bradl, Baz Rabat.

Over 100,000 in attendance, should be a great atmosphere. Warm up lap concluding, 23 laps to race...

LIGHTS OUT! Great start from Rossi, and Lorenzo.

CRASH - three bikes off at the first corner, not front runners though. Lorenzo has moved past his team mate to take the lead.