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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.

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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

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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

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Tech Talk: Gearing up for Mugello

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

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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

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#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.
Catch up with all the action from the #ItalianGP

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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

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