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Which Moto2™ rider will start his 150th GP in Mugello?

Which Moto2™ rider will start his 150th GP in Mugello?

All of the vital Moto2™ facts and information you need to impress your friends ahead of the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM at Mugello.

Here are some interesting facts about the Moto2™ race in Mugello:

  • Johann Zarco has twice finished on the podium at Mugello: second in the 125cc race in 2011 and third in Moto2 in 2013. He also qualified on pole for the 125cc race at Mugello in 2011 – his first pole position in grand prix racing.

  • Tom Luthi had three podium finishes from his twelve GP starts at Mugello: second in the 125cc class in 2005 and third in the 250cc class in 2008 and third in Moto2 in 2012. Luthi’s win at Le Mans was the 10th GP victory of his career, but at Mugello he will be aiming to take back-to-back wins for the first time.

  • Jonas Folger finished third last year at Mugello, one of two podium finishes he achieved in his rookie season in the Moto2 class.

  • Sam Lowes finished eighth last year at Mugello after qualifying in second place on the grid – his first front row start in Moto2.

  • Franco Morbidelli’s 5th place finish at Le Mans was the fourth time he has finished 5th in the first five races of the year; on the one occasion this year when he has not finished fifth, at Jerez, he was sixth.

  • Tito Rabat, who is scheduled to make his 150th grand prix start at Mugello, celebrated his 26th birthday on the Monday prior to the Italian GP. Rabat won the Moto2 race at Mugello last year from pole; he is the only rider currently competing in Moto2 to have won in the class at Mugello.

  • Alex Rins has finished on the podium for the last two years in the Moto3 race at Mugello: second in 2013 and third last year. He also qualified on pole for the Moto3 race at Mugello last year.

  • Luis Salom finished second last year at Mugello – his best result in his rookie season in the Moto2 class.  Two years ago Salom won the Moto3 race at Mugello from Alex Rins and Maverick Viñales.

  • Simone Corsi, who finished fourth last year at Mugello, made his grand prix debut as a wild-card at Mugello back in 2002 when just fifteen years old. Corsi won the 125cc GP at Mugello in 2008.

  • Appearing as a wild-card in the Moto2 race at Mugello is Mattia Pasini, who has won two grand prix races at Mugello; the 125cc race in 2006 and the 250cc race in 2009.

 

 

 

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Moto2, 2015, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA TIM

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