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#ItalianGP: Qualifying Debrief

All you need to know on the eve of the Gran Premio d'Italia TIM.

Riding in front of his home crowd and with a special helmet to celebrate, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP‘s Valentino Rossi brought cheers to the Autodromo del Mugello on Saturday as he took a sensational pole position, while Team Suzuki Ecstar rider Maverick Viñales grabbed the second spot on the grid ahead of Ducati's Andrea Iannone.

Highlights: Rampant Rossi sends Mugello wild with pole

Highlights Valentino Rossi pulled off a great lap to set a record equalling 63rd GP pole position at his home grand prix in Mugello.
Read the full qualifying report

Rossi: "His slipstream helped me"

The polesetter talks "Qualifying is always difficult, but we followed the right strategy in the right moment of qualifying and I am very happy to start from first position, first of all for all the fans, but especially here it‘s so important that I ride in front."
More about Rossi's pole position

Tech Talk: Gearing up for Mugello

Tech Talk Can the transmission count more than horsepower at Mugello? pit-lane reporter Dylan Gray explains how important are gear ratios for the Italian GP.
Watch the previous episodes of Tech Talk

Rossi reveals special Mugello helmet

Rossi's "Mugiallo" helmet Saturday at the Italian GP saw Valentino Rossi unveil the latest in a long line of Aldo Drudi-designed helmets for his home race.
Check out Rossi's previous Mugello helmets

#ItalianGP MotoGP™ qualifying in slow motion detail

Slow-mo Catch all the details with this spectacular slow motion footage, filmed during qualifying at the Italian GP.
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Did Rossi copy Viñales?

In tow There was a fair bit of strategic riding in Qualifying, did Rossi learn a thing or two from Viñales?
Read how Viñales thought the session went