NOT the MotoGP News: Mugello – Three servings of Tricolore please
Welcome to NOT The MotoGP News – our blog by Guy Anderson. Oh – and when you’re done, make sure to go follow Guy on Twitter – @SirGuyGuisborne We’ve yet to find anyone who hates, dislikes or even merely holds a grudge against Mugello. As you know, we don’t... Read more
Difficult race for Marquez and Pedrosa in Mugello
The Repsol Honda riders had quite a challenging time at the Italian Grand Prix. Marc Marquez struggled to manage front-tyre life for the entire race and settled for bringing home 10 solid points, finishing in sixth place. Dani Pedrosa also struggled a lot with the front tyre and was trying... Read more
Augusto Fernandez happy with first World Championship race, and looking forward to Barcelona
Having joined the SpeedUp Moto2 squad only this week in the World Championship, Augusto Fernandez finished his first Moto2 race in twenty-fifth position – a solid result, fully confirming the progress the Spanish rider has demonstrated throughout the Italian GP racing weekend. The next race is the Catalan GP in... Read more
Maverick Viñales takes second in Mugello GP
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Maverick Viñales ended the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley today with a strong performance. The Spaniard held firm at the front of the field to earn a second place, his fourth podium of the season over six races. Viñales had a good start from pole and slotted in behind his fellow... Read more
Pol Espargaro retires from Mugello race
8 time Motocross World Champion Tony Cairoli was watching as the MotoGP race got underway with the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing of Pol Espargaro fighting hard with a new chassis he and Bradley Smith were using this weekend on the KTM RC16. Unfortunately an electrical problem meant Pol’s pace couldn’t be held, ultimately... Read more
Only a penalty for a jump start put the brakes on Aleix Espargaró’s ambitions at Mugello
When all was said and done, with the race severely compromised, Aleix Espargaró and his Aprilia scratched the itch of wanting to be the fastest on the track – even faster than the riders battling for the win. But the time of 1’47.885, achieved nine laps from the end,... Read more
Tito Rabat in the points at Mugello
Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Tito Rabat backed-up his superb qualifying pace to finish 11th in today’s Italian Grand Prix. Starting from a career best tenth on the grid Rabat lost ground early on the Mugello Circuit with its sweeping curves and fast straight. But a mid-race surge... Read more
Top 5 for Miguel Oliveira in Mugello
Few imagined that the Red Bull KTM Ajo team would be able to take a fifth and a tenth position at Mugello this Sunday, after the difficulties experienced by Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder the previous two days. Oliveira placed inside the Top 5 for the fourth time this... Read more
Álex Márquez celebrates podium finish in Italian Grand Prix
Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Álex Márquez consolidated his third place in the Moto2 standings with a superbly judged podium finish at Mugello today. Márquez was part of a breathtaking final lap at the Italian Grand Prix to finish in third, just 0.136s out of first place taken... Read more
Albert Arenas hopes dashed by crash at Mugello
As expected the Italian Grand Prix was decided on the line at Mugello, where just 0.037 seconds separated local hero Andrea Migno, who took his first win, from compatriot Fabio di Giannantonio. Juanfran Guevara took the final position on a podium that up to 18 other riders contested, with... Read more