Recent years have seen KTM riders win it all in Mugello, can Brad Binder keep the streak alive?
Everything you need to know to sound like a Moto3™ expert for the Italian GP.
- KTM have won for the last three years in the Moto3™ class at Mugello, following a win for FTR Honda in the first year of Moto3 in 2012.
- After competing in 78 GP races without a victory, Brad Binder made it back-to-back wins with his victory at Jerez and Le Mans. He is the first South African rider to take back-to-back wins in any class since Jon Ekerold won the final 350cc race of the 1980 season at the Nurburgring and the opening race of 1981 in Argentina. Binder set a new lap record last year at Mugello on his way to finishing 10th.
- On his first appearance at Mugello riding in a Grand Prix, Jorge Navarro qualified in 18th place on the grid and finished seventh, which was his best grand prix result at that time. Navarro has finished on the podium seven times in the last ten races.
- Romano Fenati finished second at Mugello in 2012, his rookie season in the Moto3™ class. In 2014 he won at Mugello – one of his four wins of the season. In 2015 he finished third at Mugello, finishing just 0.127 seconds behind race winner Oliveira.
- Francesco Bagnaia finished fourth last year in the Moto3™ race at Mugello after battling for the victory throughout and finally finishing just 0.13 seconds behind race winner Oliveira.
- Karel Hanika started from fourth place on the 2015 grid at Mugello and was battling with the leading group throughout the race before crashing out on the final lap.
- Hiroki Ono finished 11th in 2015 at Mugello after he had qualified in second place on the grid – his only front row start so far in grand prix racing.