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Mugello MotoGP™ race guide

Mugello MotoGP™ race guide

All of the information you need to know before you settle down to watch the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM.

The MotoGP™ race at the Autodromo del Mugello consists of 23 laps around the 5.2km circuit, and is due to start at 14:00 local time:

  • Andrea Iannone starts from pole for the first time since moving up to the MotoGP class at the start of 2013. This is the first time that an Italian rider on an Italian bike has qualified on pole for a premier-class grand prix in Italy since Giacomo Agostini was on pole for the 500cc GP at Imola in 1972.

  • In second place on the grid is Jorge Lorenzo, who has finished either first or second at Mugello for the last six years. A win for Lorenzo would give him a sequence of three successive MotoGP wins for the fourth time in his career.

  • Andrea Dovizioso starts from the front row for the fourth time this year. He has previously finished on the podium in the MotoGP class at Mugello on both Yamaha and Honda.

  • Heading the second row of the grid is the top Honda rider in qualifying, Cal Crutchlow – the third time in the last four races he has qualified in 4th place on the grid.

  • The last time that there were no Honda riders on the front row was at Misano last year.

  • Aleix Espargaro is in fifth place on the grid; the best Suzuki qualifying result at Mugello since Loris Capirossi was on the front row in 2009.

  • Michele Pirro is in sixth place on the grid, which is his best ever qualifying result in the MotoGP class and the best qualifying result by a wild-card rider in the MotoGP class since Ben Spies was fifth fastest qualifier at the Indianapolis Grand Prix in 2008 on a Suzuki.

  • Heading the third row of the grid is Dani Pedrosa, who will be aiming to finish on the podium for the first time in 2015.

  • In eighth place on the grid is Valentino Rossi; this is the same qualifying position from which he has taken his last three MotoGP wins.

  • Maverick Viñales starts from the final place on the third row, equalling his best previous qualifying result in his rookie MotoGP season, in Argentina.

  • World champion Marc Marquez starts from 13th place on the grid; the first time in the MotoGP class that he has not qualified on either the first or second row of the grid.

  • Hector Barbera is the highest placed Open Class rider in qualifying for the fifth time in 2015, starting from 15th place on the grid.


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