Double victory in the Italian GT in both races at Mugello for Antonelli Motorsport and Imperiale Racing
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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.
Rain returned to Mugello on Monday, slowing the first official post-race test of the year for the Moto2™ and Moto3™ classes
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.
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
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.
During qualifying on Saturday, Iannone was able to set a new Mugello Circuit Best Lap record
The Italian Grand Prix was won by Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo who secured a third successive MotoGP victory at Mugello ahead of Ducati Team’s Andrea Iannone and fellow factory Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi who finished in second and third place respectively.
Talks to take formula one back to France are still on, according to Magny Cours boss Serge Saulnier.
Last month, Saulnier said: “If the will of a number of people is confirmed in the coming weeks, we are very close (to returning).” He said Magny Cours, located a remote 250 kilometres from Paris and absent from the calendar since 2008, is heading for a comeback race in 2015.
Keep an eye on the Bridgestone Club46 website for details of the next competition
The Italian Grand Prix at Mugello holds special significance for Valentino Rossi’s legion of supporters around the globe, but thanks to Bridgestone Europe, this year’s event was particularly special for four lucky MotoGP™ fans.
Round 6: Italian MotoGP™ – Free Practice 1&2
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez was quickest on a rain-interrupted Friday at Mugello, setting a time of 1’48.004 in the dry Free Practice One session, before intermittent rain prevented any riders improving their times in the afternoon Free Practice Two session.
Round 6 preview
Mugello is the venue for round six of the MotoGP™ championship, and the Italian circuit is a favourite for riders and fans alike due to its picturesque hill-side setting and its fast layout which sees the fire-breathing 1000cc machines reach one of the their fastest top speeds of the season.