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Gavin Emmett reviews Mugello’s opening day action

Gavin Emmett reviews Mugello’s opening day action

The commentator casts his eye over the happenings from the opening practice sessions across all three classes. You can submit your predictions for Sunday’s race already as part of the Official Fantasy MotoGP game.

Valentino Rossi, Alex de Angelis and Pol Espargaró were the fastest riders in each of the three classes in the opening practice sessions as the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM got underway on Friday at the Mugello circuit, and commentator Gavin Emmett assessed how the day had gone for the premier class riders first in the attached video.

“Rossi is fastest and his shoulder is obviously causing him some problems, but I’m more worried about his haircut! His lap times were very consistent this afternoon, Lorenzo’s as well, but the big talking point is obviously going to be Casey Stoner and that run-off,” said Gavin.

“He’s still confident that the Championship isn’t over, despite the media saying it is. He missed three races last year and he was still doing well after missing those. There are still 15 races to go but he knows he needs to do well here at Ducati’s home.”

Looking at Moto2, Gavin was pleased to see Alex de Angelis top the timesheet after a tough opening to 2010. “He’s had really bad luck so far this season and I’ve been saying he could do really well in this class,” said Gavin. “He’s been going quick and has been getting better all the time, and I’m happy to see him up there.”

And there was a quick look at the 125cc class too, as Gavin added: ““Pol Espargaró’s looking in such good form and is immediately quick again here. Nico Terol will be up there like the last couple of races, and so will Bradley Smith. It’s good to see him back on form.”

You can test your own expertise against that of Gav’s by playing the Official Fantasy MotoGP 2010 game. Submit your predictions for Sunday now and be in with a chance of winning some great prizes!


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