The opening race of the 2015 MotoGP season could easily be titled “The Italian Job”, as Valentino Rossi, Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone took up all the three steps of the podium after a thrilling battle won by the nine-times world champion only by a tenth of a second on the finish line. Back in the early 2000s, before the coming of age of the so-called Spanish school, seeing three Italian flags on the rostrum would have hardly been considered news. However, it was almost a decade since the last time it happened in the top class—in 2006 in Motegi, when Loris Capirossi won ahead of Rossi and Marco Melandri. Whether that will mark a true renaissance, only time will tell. But, for now, it is clear that Italy has three tenors capable of challenging their Spanish counterparts.