Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

AFRICA NEWS

Ebola virus : Liberia shuts most border points

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

"What would you do?"

Read more

DEBATE

Too Late for Sanctions? Pressure Mounts on Russia over Ukraine (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Too Late for Sanctions? Pressure Mounts on Russia over Ukraine

Read more

FOCUS

As France’s Carrefour pulls out, what next for India’s retail market?

Read more

#TECH 24

Internet of Things

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - July 25th, 2014 (part 2)

Read more

REPORTERS

Halal tourism on the rise

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - July 25th, 2014

Read more

  • Israel warns of ‘prolonged’ campaign in Gaza

    Read more

  • Washington accuses Moscow of violating arms treaty, toughens sanctions

    Read more

  • Tripoli threatened by out of control blaze

    Read more

  • In pictures: From Gaza to Mosul, bittersweet end of Ramadan for Muslims

    Read more

  • France offers asylum to Iraqi Christians

    Read more

  • Moroccan police arrest French al-Qaeda recruiter

    Read more

  • French mayor files complaint against US father who risked kids’ lives on Mont Blanc

    Read more

  • French footballer Griezmann headed to Atletico Madrid

    Read more

  • Luc Besson’s sci-fi thriller ‘Lucy’ tops US box office

    Read more

  • Video: Slaviansk mourns mass grave victims

    Read more

  • France honours those lost on Air Algérie Flight AH5017

    Read more

  • Video: Ethiopia turns to wine to boost image, economy

    Read more

  • Thousands gather in Marseille in support of Israel

    Read more

  • As France’s Carrefour pulls out, what next for India’s retail market?

    Read more

  • Liberia tightens border controls to curb Ebola outbreak

    Read more

  • The centenary of Austria-Hungary’s calamitous last hurrah

    Read more

  • Nibali joins elite group with Tour de France win

    Read more

Italy's Dovizioso enjoys surprise victory

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-07-26

Italy's Andrea Dovizioso (Honda) won a surprise victory in Sunday's British Moto Grand Prix, the first of his career, edging out American Colin Edwards (Yamaha) and Frenchman Randy De Puniet (Honda) into second and third place.

REUTERS - Italy's Andrea Dovizioso took advantage of mistakes by title chasers Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo to win the British MotoGP on Sunday.

The 23-year-old finished ahead of Yamaha Tech3 rider Colin Edwards of the U.S. and Honda's Randy De Puniet of France to secure his first MotoGP win.

The near-90,000 spectators were hoping for another battle between Italy's Rossi and Spain's Lorenzo after their epic finish at Germany's Sachsenring last Sunday.

Instead, Lorenzo was forced to retire on lap nine after falling off his bike and hurtling across the track and Yamaha team mate Rossi relinquished his lead with 10 laps remaining after losing control before remounting to finish fifth.

Rossi's recovery to fifth increased his championship lead over Lorenzo to 25 points and Australian Casey Stoner, third in the standings, finished a modest 14th on a Ducati.

MotoGP's only British driver, James Toseland, equalled a career-best finish with sixth place for Yamaha Tech3.

Intermittent rain at the windy Donington circuit, which is scheduled to trade MotoGP for Formula One with Silverstone next season, caused problems with tyre selection throughout race day.

In the 250cc category, championship leader Hiroshi Aoyama finished first for Honda using wet tyres on a dry track, ahead of title rival Alvaro Bautista and Italy's Mattia Pasini, both of Aprilia.

The 125cc race ended with a five-lap sprint after rain forced a restart, with Spaniard Julian Simon taking advantage of a late slip-up from KTM's Marc Marquez to win for Aprilia and stretch his championship lead to 50 points.

Italian Simone Corsi finished second with last year's winner, Scott Redding in third on his home circuit to make it an all-Aprilia podium.

The riders now enjoy a three-week break before the next race in Brno, Czech Republic on Aug. 16.

Date created : 2009-07-26

COMMENT(S)