Tag Archive: Mugello

Oct 29

Incredible crowds on the event’s final day

Finali Mondiali

finali mondiali-64The Ferrari Finali Mondiali 2017 closed with over 40,000 fans flocking to Mugello during the weekend. They were drawn by ideal temperatures along with the record number of cars on show, including the 488 Challenge, 458 Challenge EVO, Formula 1 and XX Programmes.

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Jun 07

Biaggi: “The first victory is my most beautiful memory in WorldSBK”

Double WorldSBK Champion shares his thoughts on the 2017 season

As the Italian crowds and racing heroes descended on the Mugello Grand Prix, WorldSBK.com had a catch up with two-time World Superbike champion Max Biaggi, as the Italian veteran takes a look back over his time spent in the world’s fastest production-based motorcycle series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 04

Ride of his life: Dovizioso takes magnificent win at Mugello

Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley

Ride of his life Dovizioso takes magnificent win at MugelloMugello may never sleep, but that didn’t prevent a dream Italian GP for the Borgo Panigale factory rider. Italian rider, Italian bike, Italian GP…and the tricolore flew high over the podium at Mugello, as Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso took a magnificent win battling rivals on track and illness off it to cross the line over a second clear of Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and an impressive home podium for second Italian Danilo Petrucci (Octo Pramac Racing). Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 03

Behind enemy lines: Viñales steals pole at Mugello

Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley

Behind enemy lines Viñales steals pole at MugelloNumber 25 heads the grid from Rossi and Dovizioso at the Italian GP. Championship leader Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) has taken pole for the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley, heading teammate Valentino Rossi on the ‘Doctor’’s home turf at Mugello. Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso gives the home crowd even more to cheer about, taking third and a front row start. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 03

Valentino Rossi and Andrea Iannone dedicate their helmets to two grand sporting champions

Designer Aldo Drudi transforms their heartfelt tributes to the late Nicky Hayden and to Italy into art

Valentino Rossi and Andrea Iannone dedicate their helmets to two grand sporting championsIn what has now become a tradition, the AGV Pista GP R helmets of Rossi and Iannone for the Saturday morning qualifying sessions for the Italian Motorcycle Grand Prix held in Mugello, sport special celebratory designs.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 02

Fastest on Friday: Crutchlow steals the spotlight at Mugello

Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley 

Fastest on Friday Crutchlow steals the spotlight at MugelloBrit tops FP2 to take back the timesheets as engines fire up in Tuscany. After Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) led the way in FP1 under the sunny Tuscan skies of the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley, two-time GP winner Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) struck back in the afternoon to take to the top late in FP2 – just heading ‘DesmoDovi’ by 0.029 on combined times. German rookie Jonas Folger (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) impressed to complete the top three. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 01

Targets acquired: Ciao from the Mugello Press Conference

Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley

Targets acquired Ciao from the Mugello Press Conference#ItalianGP gets underway as riders ready themselves for the spectacular Tuscan circuit – and sunshine!  Following the fabulous Florentine pre-event on Wednesday, the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley is now revved up and ready to go after the Press Conference gathered Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team), Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3), Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team), Andrea Iannone (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Moto2™ Championship leader Franco Morbidelli (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) for some questions and interesting sound bites ahead of lights out. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 29

More than simply a race: this is Mugello

Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley

One of the most spectacular events on the calendar gets ready to ride. Nestled in the hills of Tuscany near the Italian jewel of Florence, the natural beauty of the Autodromo del Mugello is a stunning spectacle on its own.

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May 19

Davies tests Ducati GP17

Ducati rider gets a taste for the MotoGP machine

Following on from an incredible weekend at his team’s home round at Imola, which saw Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) take the double victory for Ducati, images have surfaced of the British rider testing the GP17 around the iconic circuit of Mugello. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 18

Scuderia Praha Ferrari wins Hankook 12H Mugello

After today’s eight hour encounter

Scuderia Praha Ferrari wins Hankook 12H MugelloThe Scuderia Praha Ferrari 488 GT3 (#11, Jiri Pisarik/Josef Král/Matteo Malucelli) defended the lead it had claimed in the first part of the Hankook 12H Mugello yesterday.

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Mar 14

Full program for GRT Grasser Racing

Blancpain GT Series & ADAC GT Masters

20160604_0118With still two important long distance races on the schedule in March for the  Grasser Racing Team, the Austrian squad around team principal Gottfried Grasser is already looking further into the future. During the 2017 season the aim is to fight for the championship in two top categories with the Lamborghini Huracán GT3. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 22

Oakley announced as Title Sponsor of Mugello

Global eyewear brand confirmed for the Italian GP in both 2017 and 2018

MotoGP - Oakley Mugello Dorna Sports and Oakley are delighted to announce global eyewear giant Oakley as the Title Sponsor of the Italian Grands Prix in both 2017 and 2018, with an option to extend the deal for the 2019 season, with the events to be known as the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 06

Roberts Jr and Lucchinelli to become MotoGP Legends

500cc World Champions Kenny Roberts Jr (2000) and Marco Lucchinelli (1981)

Marco Lucchinelli 2000 and 1981 500 World Champions to be inducted into the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship Hall of Fame – at the Circuit of the Americas and Mugello. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 04

Red Bull trials 2017 Pirelli rubber

After Ferrari gave the bold, wider dimension tyres a first run at Fiorano earlier in the week

Red Bull Racing has taken its turn to sample Pirelli’s prototype 2017 tyres in a test at Mugello as reserve driver Sebastien Buemi added another 82 laps to its tally. Read the rest of this entry »
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Jul 18

The Lamborghini Huracán wins twice at Mugello and once in Japan with the drivers of the GT3 Junior Program

Double victory in the Italian GT in both races at Mugello for Antonelli Motorsport and Imperiale Racing

CIGT Mugello-Ombra Racing-Frassineti_Gattuso It has been a rewarding weekend for Lamborghini Squadra Corse, which has scored 3 absolute victories in 48 hours with the Huracán GT3 in Italy and in Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 24

Kvyat: F1 needs tracks like Baku

“Obviously you can’t have 100% of races on street circuits, but yeah I’m telling you examples; Zandvoort, Mugello, Imola, these kind of tracks.”
2016-06-12_1060 Daniil Kvyat says F1 should be applauded for creating tracks which require ‘bravery and balls’ like the new Baku street circuit which proved unforgiving to driver mistakes. Read the rest of this entry »
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May 30

Lorenzo and Marquez out for glory as Rossi plans return

The Catalan GP has been home to a number of fantastic battles and after the drama of Mugello, 2016 could very well be another

Mugello was a weekend full of excitement, hard battles and daring last lap moves across all three World Championship classes, but the majesty of the final lap of the MotoGP™ race will not be forgotten anytime soon.

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May 23

Moto2™ and Moto3™ testing hit by rain

Rain returned to Mugello on Monday, slowing the first official post-race test of the year for the Moto2™ and Moto3™  classes

Moto2 rider Sam Lowes (GBR) and Moto3 rider Enea Bastianini joke in the rain The majority of Moto2™ World Championship riders remained in Mugello for a one-day test alongside the Moto3™ World Championship. Unfortunately the day was hit by rain, which caused the likes of Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) to head home early. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 22

Lorenzo wins last lap thriller as Rossi retires in “Mugiallo”

Valentino Rossi may have been unable to score, but the fans in Mugello were treated to a do or die duel between Lorenzo and Marquez

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo For the first time since 2008, Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) lined up for the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM in pole. The last time he started from pole in Mugello he won, having not returned to the top step of the podium since 2008. Over 100,000 people lined the hillside stands of Mugello to see if ‘The Doctor’ could win once more. But it wasn’t going to be easy with Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) right alongside him on the front row. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 21

Valentino Rossi dedicates his helmet to the “Mugiallo” circuit and to all his fans

The helmet shows his adored dogs Cesare and Cecilia and his beloved red cat Rossano

Valentino Rossi dedicates his helmet to the Mugiallo circuit and to all his fans According to tradition of the Italian Mugello Gran Prix, during this morning’s qualifying rounds, Valentino showcased the new special graphic of his AGV Pista GP helmet. Read the rest of this entry »

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