• Spaniard stretches riders' championship lead to 19 points
• Valentino Rossi fails to prosper in front of home crowd
Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo won the Italian MotoGP on Sunday, stretching his lead at the top of the riders' championship with an assured performance.
Lorenzo finished more than five seconds ahead of second-placed Dani Pedrosa, the Spaniard earning his fifth win of the season and putting him on 185 points, 19 ahead of his countryman Pedrosa, who is now on 166 points.
Casey Stoner, who was third in the championship before the race, finished eighth after misjudging a corner and running off the track.
Valentino Rossi failed to shine in front of his home fans, finishing in fifth place and remaining way off the race for the title.MotoGPMotor sport
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