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The story of Mugello 2006

The story of Mugello 2006

The Italian Grand Prix last year was a memorable occasion for a number of reasons, with a superb premier class race eventually won by home rider Valentino Rossi.

The Italian Grand Prix last year was a memorable occasion for a number of reasons, with a superb premier class race eventually won by home rider Valentino Rossi.

It was Rossi's 55th win in MotoGP and his fifth consecutive victory on home soil, secured after a titanic battle at the front with fellow Italian Loris Capirossi.

Completing the podium in Mugello was Nicky Hayden, the American winning some crucial points which ultimately helped him in his quest to take the title of World Champion away from Rossi at the end of the season.

Hayden's Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa finished fourth in what was just his sixth premier class race, with the young Spaniard beating compatriot Sete Gibernau and Marco Melandri across the finishing line.

The results left Capirossi and Hayden in joint first place in the general classification on 99 points, ten ahead of third placed Melandri.

In the 250cc class Jorge Lorenzo put an end to a run of disappointing results with a great win, ahead of title rivals Alex de Angelis and Andrea Dovizioso in the podium places.

Mattia Pasini took the 125cc glory by just one thousandth of a second ahead of then team-mate and eventual title winner Alvaro Bautista, with current single cylinder class category championship leader Lukas Pesek finishing a close third.

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MotoGP, 2007, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA ALICE

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