Rossi, who started on pole position, moved up to second place overall and is now 23 points adrift of Marquez
Spain's Jorge Lorenzo led a Ducati one-two in the Italianteam's home grand prix at the Mugello circuit on Sunday while MotoGP leader Marc Marquez crashed and failed to score.
The win ended a long drought for the three-times MotoGP champion, who has struggled since joining the factory team at the start of 2017 and whose last victory was for Yamaha in Valencia at the end of 2016.
"This is the best victory of my life, but on the other hand, I am sad."— Italian GP 🇮🇹🏁 on BT Sport (@btsportmotogp) June 3, 2018
Jorge Lorenzo claims that he could have had his first Ducati win earlier if he had 'the pieces' that he needed.#ItalianGP pic.twitter.com/XvZO1IRlgV
Italian team mate Andrea Dovizioso was second, with compatriot Valentino Rossi third for Yamaha, making the 39-year-old great the first rider to score more than 5,000 points in the top category.
Rossi, who started on pole position, moved up to second place overall and is now 23 points adrift of Marquez.