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Moto GP 2016 Round 6 Mugello ***SPOILER***

Well the long awaited news today is Maverick does indeed sign with Yamaha, offer just too good to refuse imo, esp with Rossi as his teammate.. Too bad he couldnt stay on the Suzuki but i think we all understand his final decision. This of course also puts to rest the rumour re Dani, he has re signed with Repsol Honda, and finally Lorenzo's teammate will be Dovi, i knew Iannone was out. He will most likely sign with Suzuki.. Silly season or what!!

Off to Round 6 with the points very tight now. Rossi's home race, still wating for his new lid design :)


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Located 30km north-east of Florence in the beautiful countryside of Tuscany, Mugello is a modern circuit with excellent facilities. Bought by Ferrari back in 1988, the 5.245km track has been renovated to a high standard and has a growing reputation as one of the world’s most up-to-date, scenic and safest race circuits.

A blend of slow and fast turns with sweeping curves, long straights and off-camber corners make Mugello one of the most challenging circuits for the riders and engineers. Having hosted its first MotoGP event back in 1976 the venue became a permanent fixture in 1991 after extensive refurbishment. Set within a beautiful tree lined Tuscan valley, Mugello also offers ample viewing areas for a particularly boisterous and partisan Italian crowd.

2015 Podium
99,29,46

Circuit Records
Fastest Lap 2015 Andrea IANNONE 1'46.489
Circuit Record 2013 Marc MARQUEZ 1'47.639
Best Pole 2015 Andrea IANNONE
Ducati Team 1'46.489
Top Speed 2015 Andrea IANNONE Speed 350.8

Current Points:

1 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha SPA 90
2 Marc MARQUEZ Honda SPA 85
3 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha ITA 78
4 Dani PEDROSA Honda SPA 53
5 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki SPA 49
6 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha SPA 47
7 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki SPA 42
8 Hector BARBERA Ducati SPA 39
9 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati IRL 33
10 Andrea IANNONE Ducati ITA 25
11 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati ITA 23
12 Stefan BRADL Aprilia GER 23
13 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia SPA 21
14 Bradley SMITH Yamaha GBR 20
15 Scott REDDING Ducati GBR 16
16 Michele PIRRO Ducati ITA 12
17 Tito RABAT Honda SPA 11
18 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati ITA 9
19 Loris BAZ Ducati FRA 8
20 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda GBR 5
21 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati COL 3
22 Jack MILLER Honda AUS 2



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Awesome opportunity for Vinales. Hopefully whoever steps into his spot at Suzuki can keep making the bike more competitive. The series definitely needs more competition.

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"The saga over the future of rising MotoGP star Maverick Vinales looks to be over.

Multiple sources in the Spanish media are now reporting that Vinales will indeed leave Suzuki and join Yamaha next season, in place of departing world champion Jorge Lorenzo.

Vinales had been favourite to take over the ride, alongside Valentino Rossi, following last month's confirmation that Lorenzo is switching to Ducati.

But some reports then stated that Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa, previously considered a possible 'Plan B' should Vinales stay on the GSX-RR, would now get the M1 ride.

Both Honda and Yamaha denied such a deal was done and the general paddock consensus was that it remained up to Vinales to choose.

That decision now looks to have been made, with even El Pais - which caused a stir at Le Mans by saying Pedrosa would get the Yamaha seat - declaring Vinales has signed a two-year Yamaha deal, to be announced this Thursday at Mugello.

As for what may have been behind the Pedrosa rumours: “In the end maybe it's just a good way for Yamaha to put pressure on Vinales,” Honda's Livio Suppo suggested in France. However Yamaha claimed to be equally surprised by the reports.

Vinales claimed his debut MotoGP podium at that event, also the first for Suzuki since its 2015 MotoGP return. Some thought the result might tempt him to stay, but instead it looks like being a goodbye present.

Ducati are yet to decide which of their current riders, Andrea Iannone or Andrea Dovizioso, will remain alongside Lorenzo. Whoever leaves is tipped to be high-up on Suzuki's list of replacements for Vinales.

Or how about Alex Rins? The Moto2 title leader is known to be seeking a factory MotoGP ride for 2017... "
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Dani Pedrosa has ended speculation over a move to Yamaha by signing a new two-year extension with Honda.

The Spaniard had been linked with a switch to the Movistar team as Valentino Rossi's team-mate but on Monday, Honda squashed the rumours, announcing Pedrosa would remain part of the Repsol squad until 2018 at least.

News of the deal leaves the door open for Maverick Vinales to join Rossi at Yamaha.

“I'm very happy to be able to announce my renewal with the Repsol Honda Team,” said Pedrosa, who will reach a milestone of 250 Grand Prix races this weekend at Mugello.

“I'm very grateful to Honda for the trust they've shown in renewing with me for an additional two years. I think it's best for me to continue with the company I was with at my very first race.

“I'm happy that the negotiations have been quick, and now I can just focus on racing,” added the 30-year-old.

“I want to give 100 per-cent this weekend at the Italian GP.”

Shuhei Nakamoto, HRC Executive Vice President, said he valued Pedrosa's loyalty to the corporation.

“We're very pleased to renew our contract with Dani, and we really appreciate his loyalty to Honda and HRC,” he said

“We've been working together for many years, but we always see in Dani the same passion and dedication. His experience is very important for helping our technicians to develop our bike, and we'll do our best to help him to demonstrate all his talent!”

Pedrosa has been a Honda rider for his entire career, beginning with his 2001 Grand Prix debut in the then 125cc class.

A 125cc and double 250cc World Champion, Pedrosa entered MotoGP with the Repsol Honda Team in 2006 and has finished title runner-up on three occasions (2007, 2010, 2012) and third an additional three times (2008, 2009, 2013).

He has achieved more podium finishes for the Honda factory than any other rider, with a total of 142, including 51 victories, just three fewer than Mick Doohan's Honda record.

Pedrosa heads to this weekend's Italian Grand Prix in fourth position in the championship
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I'm legitimately sad that Dani is staying with Honda. It's a great career move for him as he will be under the good graces of big red after he's done racing, but I really wanted to see him on a bike that he's more compatible with.


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yes Dani stays on the Repsol, and finally everything else sorted out, Maverick signs with Movistar Yamaha (2017-18) and Ducati has decided to keep Dovi which I had figured, Iannone took Mavericks seat and signs with Suzuki for (2017-18) still awaiting to see who will join him ... that leaves Rins.. he may end up staying in moto 2?
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I have a feeling that Dani only took the HRC contract because Yamaha was waiting on Maverick's answer. Once he agreed to make the switch, Dani took the next best offer.

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FP1/2 Results:
Damp opening session at Mugello - Yonny Hernandez fastest with intermediate tyres as half the field fails to set a time. Weather expected to improve as the weekend goes on...

1. Yonny Hernandez COL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 54.199s [Lap 10/10] 326km/h (Top Speed)
2. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 54.973s +0.774s [12/12] 335km/h
3. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 55.334s +1.135s [12/12] 326km/h
4. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 55.659s +1.460s [12/12] 330km/h
5. Michele Pirro ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 56.411s +2.212s [8/8] 333km/h
6. Maverick Viñales ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 56.966s +2.767s [8/8] 330km/h
7. Eugene Laverty IRL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 58.757s +4.558s [10/10] 317km/h
8. Alvaro Bautista ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 59.101s +4.902s [6/6] 309km/h
9. Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 59.808s +5.609s [5/6] 325km/h
10. Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 2m 00.742s +6.543s [18/18] 305km/h
11. Loris Baz FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 2m 01.163s +6.964s [17/17] 313km/h
12. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 2m 01.800s +7.601s [5/5] 310km/h

FP2
Dry session after damp FP1...

1. Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 47.696s [Lap 16/17] 345km/h (Top Speed)
2. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 48.157s +0.461s [13/15] 335km/h
3. Michele Pirro ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 48.245s +0.549s [14/16] 343km/h
4. Aleix Espargaro ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 48.270s +0.574s [15/17] 337km/h
5. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 48.290s +0.594s [19/19] 340km/h
6. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 48.340s +0.644s [19/20] 336km/h
7. Maverick Viñales ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 48.345s +0.649s [18/19] 337km/h
8. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 48.406s +0.710s [14/18] 339km/h
9. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 48.458s +0.762s [18/19] 334km/h
10. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 48.470s +0.774s [16/18] 333km/h
11. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 48.713s +1.017s [17/19] 335km/h
12. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 48.752s +1.056s [17/18] 339km/h
13. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 48.816s +1.120s [14/17] 342km/h
14. Yonny Hernandez COL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 48.832s +1.136s [14/17] 337km/h
15. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 49.199s +1.503s [17/18] 336km/h
16. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 49.234s +1.538s [9/10] 339km/h
17. Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 49.648s +1.952s [11/19] 331km/h
18. Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 49.698s +2.002s [14/15] 333km/h
19. Eugene Laverty IRL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 49.852s +2.156s [5/15] 337km/h
20. Alvaro Bautista ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 49.913s +2.217s [12/18] 328km/h
21. Stefan Bradl GER Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 50.368s +2.672s [5/17] 326km/h
22. Loris Baz FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 51.055s +3.359s [16/16] 327km/h
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FP3/4 Results:
Rookie Tito Rabat diagnosed with a fractured left collarbone after a heavy fall on his out-lap.

Ducati's Andrea Iannone retained his place at the head of the timesheets courtesy of a last lap push.

The top ten riders after FP3 (combined times) receive direct access to the second and final part of this afternoon's qualifying session.

Those forced to take part in Qualifying 1 include Cal Crutchlow, Andrea Dovizioso, Scott Redding, Aleix Espargaro and Pol Espargaro...


FP3:
1. Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 46.991s [Lap 18/20] 349km/h (Top Speed)
2. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 47.080s +0.089s [18/19] 342km/h
3. Maverick Viñales ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 47.180s +0.189s [19/19] 342km/h
4. Yonny Hernandez COL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 47.327s +0.336s [16/17] 345km/h
5. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 47.393s +0.402s [16/18] 342km/h
6. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 47.408s +0.417s [16/18] 347km/h
7. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 47.504s +0.513s [20/21] 340km/h
8. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 47.540s +0.549s [18/19] 340km/h
9. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 47.583s +0.592s [16/18] 341km/h
10. Michele Pirro ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 47.619s +0.628s [15/17] 349km/h
11. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 47.625s +0.634s [17/18] 340km/h
12. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 47.859s +0.868s [14/15] 349km/h
13. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 47.939s +0.948s [15/17] 344km/h
14. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 48.003s +1.012s [19/20] 345km/h
15. Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 48.015s +1.024s [18/19] 339km/h
16. Aleix Espargaro ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 48.046s +1.055s [16/16] 336km/h
17. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 48.048s +1.057s [12/15] 344km/h
18. Alvaro Bautista ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 48.305s +1.314s [17/18] 330km/h
19. Stefan Bradl GER Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 48.592s +1.601s [16/17] 335km/h
20. Loris Baz FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 48.725s +1.734s [15/17] 341km/h
21. Eugene Laverty IRL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 49.285s +2.294s [15/15] 345km/h
Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* No Time

FP4
Tito Rabat ruled out of the remainder of the weekend due to a fractured collarbone in FP3.

Qualifying 1, for those outside the top ten after third free practice, will now get underway...

1. Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 47.284s [Lap 8/14] 350km/h (Top Speed)
2. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 47.376s +0.092s [14/15] 338km/h
3. Maverick Viñales ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 47.545s +0.261s [12/15] 339km/h
4. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 47.911s +0.627s [12/12] 347km/h
5. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 47.987s +0.703s [12/12] 342km/h
6. Yonny Hernandez COL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 48.002s +0.718s [11/12] 344km/h
7. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 48.024s +0.740s [9/15] 338km/h
8. Aleix Espargaro ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 48.036s +0.752s [13/13] 339km/h
9. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 48.048s +0.764s [14/14] 341km/h
10. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 48.052s +0.768s [13/13] 339km/h
11. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 48.187s +0.903s [10/14] 341km/h
12. Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 48.269s +0.985s [12/12] 337km/h
13. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 48.439s +1.155s [9/13] 346km/h
14. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 48.439s +1.155s [5/9] 345km/h
15. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 48.445s +1.161s [3/14] 340km/h
16. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 48.590s +1.306s [7/15] 341km/h
17. Michele Pirro ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 48.697s +1.413s [4/12] 343km/h
18. Alvaro Bautista ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 48.951s +1.667s [10/13] 332km/h
19. Eugene Laverty IRL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 49.006s +1.722s [4/12] 343km/h
20. Stefan Bradl GER Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 49.298s +2.014s [6/12] 338km/h
21. Loris Baz FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 49.471s +2.187s [2/10] 340km/h
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Valentino Rossi takes pole position for his home Italian MotoGP at Mugello for the first time since 2008.

The Italian gained a tow from future team-mate Maverick Vinales, who went on to snatch second on the grid ahead of practice leader Andrea Iannone.

Tito Rabat ruled out of the remainder of the weekend due to a fractured collarbone in FP3...

Qualifying 2:
1. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 46.504s [Lap 7/8] 340km/h (Top Speed)
2. Maverick Viñales ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 46.598s +0.094s [7/7] 340km/h
3. Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 46.607s +0.103s [5/8] 347km/h
4. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 46.759s +0.255s [2/7] 341km/h
5. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 46.882s +0.378s [8/8] 340km/h
6. Aleix Espargaro ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 47.186s +0.682s [6/6] 340km/h
7. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 47.218s +0.714s [7/8] 342km/h
8. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 47.247s +0.743s [9/9] 339km/h
9. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 47.261s +0.757s [6/7] 349km/h
10. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 47.359s +0.855s [5/6] 345km/h
11. Michele Pirro ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 47.361s +0.857s [6/6] 346km/h
12. Yonny Hernandez COL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 47.436s +0.932s [7/7] 346km/h

Qualifying 1:
13. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 47.089s 348km/h
14. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 47.159s 339km/h
15. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 47.555s 343km/h
16. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 47.659s 335km/h
17. Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 47.830s 335km/h
18. Eugene Laverty IRL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 48.111s 345km/h
19. Alvaro Bautista ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 48.372s 331km/h
20. Stefan Bradl GER Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 48.646s 336km/h
21. Loris Baz FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 48.991s 339km/h
Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* No Time
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MotoGP Italy: Rossi: It's a great day, something special 21 May 2016
'I was lucky that I had the slipstream of Maverick, which helped me make the pole position' - Valentino Rossi.

Mugello hero Valentino Rossi stressed the importance of his first pole start at his home MotoGP since 2008, which the Yamaha rider says is crucial to his prospects in Sunday's race.

Rossi was able to slingshot past Suzuki's Maverick Vinales after following his future team-mate in the closing moments to take pole by only 0.094 seconds from the young Spaniard, much to the ire of championship leader Jorge Lorenzo, who claimed the pair deliberately worked together in Q2.

It is Rossi's second pole of 2016 after he managed the feat at Jerez and the 37-year-old says he is feeling strong on the factory YZR-M1.

“It's a great day, something special, something fantastic and I was riding with a good feeling, a good sensation,” said Rossi, who lapped in 1m 46.504s.

“Already from yesterday it was very tough – I was not so bad, but I was in the sixth or seventh position and the top ten were very fast and very close.

“Today, we did a good step this morning and I felt better, but anyway I was in the eighth place, so nothing special. After we did another step and in free practice four it was very good, I had a good pace and I felt good with the bike,” he added.

“We started very optimistic for the qualifying, but you never know. We tried to make the right strategy to be in a good place, in a good moment, and not like in Le Mans when we did some mistakes.”

Rossi admitted that he benefitted from a tow from Vinales on his pole lap and said his front row start will be a huge advantage on Sunday, after he was previously forced to start from the second or third row of the grid at Mugello in recent seasons.

“I was lucky that I had the slipstream of Maverick, which helped me make the pole position,” said Rossi.

“It is fantastic at Mugello because already there is a lot of crowds, a lot of atmosphere. Also, it's very important for the race because in the last years I have always struggled in the qualifying and started on the second or third row, so starting from pole position is very important for the race because in this track, it is very difficult to overtake.

“I feel good with the bike but we have to try to improve some small details,” he added.

“For the tyres, I tried the hard this afternoon and the feeling is not so bad, but the pace is not so fast. So we think we will be more for the soft, but also the soft after some laps starts to move.”

Asked for his thoughts on Lorenzo's comments that he had devised a strategy to work alongside Vinales in Q2, Rossi denied that he had worked in cahoots with the young Suzuki prospect.

“When you are on track, you try always to follow the other riders, especially the new guys arriving in MotoGP. When I tried to follow Vinales to understand the way he rides, he is not a rider who closes the throttle – he also continues to push for minimum one lap,” he said.

“And also this happens a lot of times with Andrea Iannone, so when you are in the front, you have to do the same. Nothing was programmed before and usually we wait late to have no traffic.

“I think that today Maverick is not very happy that I was behind because if I didn't do this lap, he gets the pole position. At the end, it is true that helped me, so I copied.”

Rossi says that although he, Vinales and Andrea Iannone have good race pace, he also expects Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo – fourth and fifth in Q2 respectively – to be in the frame for victory.

“At this moment it looks like Vinales has the better pace, he is a little bit faster, and I am not so bad and Iannone is with me,” he said.

“But we have to remember that Marquez and Lorenzo will go fast tomorrow for sure and I think that the top five can win tomorrow.

“The race here in Mugello is always very demanding, physically and mentally, so to start from the pole position is very important.”

The nine-time world champion had plenty to celebrate on Saturday with VR46 riders Romano Fenati and Andrea Migno fastest in the Moto3 class, while Lorenzo Baldassarri qualified third fastest on the front row in Moto2.

“We are very proud and it is something that I don't expect,” Rossi said of the achievement.

“In the last days, sharing time with the guys you feel the pressure of the Italian Grand Prix because Mugello is Mugello, for all the Italian riders.

“We are very proud and happy with the result because sometimes the pressure is difficult to manage and a lot of times it make things worse than better. We are so happy and we will try to continue like this.”
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Brilliant lap. Boring helmet. Hope tomorrow is a great race.


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Disappointing to see Rossi have to retire. Incredible finish. Honda's problems with acceleration rear their head again.

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Absolutely GUTTED for Vale :( and his fans, at least we got to witness an EPIC finish!!! wow!! great race from 99-93 marc had him, but that little wheelie out of last corner and the Repsol prob for accel cost him, Lots of racing left yet..

Lorenzo wins last lap thriller as Rossi retires
Valentino Rossi may have been unable to score, but the fans in Mugello were treated to a do or die duel between Lorenzo and Marquez.
For the first time since 2008, Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) lined up for the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM in pole. The last time he started from pole in Mugello he won, having not returned to the top step of the podium since 2008. Over 100,000 people lined the hillside stands of Mugello to see if ‘The Doctor’ could win once more. But it wasn’t going to be easy with Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) right alongside him on the front row.

Riders filtered through clouds of yellow smoke on their warm up lap, getting a final pre-race taste of what the Mugello circuit was like. There was little time to think as the lights went out, Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) making an incredible start to lead into Turn 1 from fifth on the grid. It was a disastrous start for Viñales who dropped down to 11th.

Jack Miller (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS), Alvaro Bautista (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) and Loris Baz (Avintia Racing) all came together at the first corner and fell. The trio retired from the race.

Every lap Rossi attempted to pass Lorenzo into Turn 1, but Lorenzo remained in charge. Their battle had allowed Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) to close down the Yamaha pair, the trio separated by under half a second. Lorenzo closed every door that Rossi tried to open, defending at every corner.

Further down the field Iannone and Viñales recovered from their poor starts as they blasted past Scott Redding (Octo Pramac Yakhnich) down the end of the straight to move into seventh and eighth.

On lap eight Mugello fell silent as Rossi encountered a technical problem. The Italian dropped down to ninth and continued to drop back, his race over. His head hung low as he pulled off to the side of the track and returned to the pits on a scooter. The fans were silent as their hero trudged into the pits, hardly lifting his visor.

Soon after Redding also retired from the race due to a technical issue.



Rossi may have retired but the race was by no means over, Marquez right behind Lorenzo as they crossed mid-race distance. Their battle wasn’t the only one as Iannone’s comeback from a poor start continued, finding himself behind his teammate and battling for third. Iannone would eventually gain the upper hand, moving to third on the 17th lap but Dovizioso responded soon after, all the while Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) closed in. A mistake from Dovizioso ended his chances of a podium.

On lap 20 Marquez launched his first attack but ran wide, Lorenzo hanging onto the lead. The attacks didn’t stop and Marquez passed Lorenzo at the start of the final lap but Lorenzo responded. Marquez looked to have the race won as they exited the final corner but his rear wheel lifted ever so slightly, Lorenzo able to grab an incredible photo finish victory. 0.019s is all that separated them across the line, the closest finish of the year.

Pedrosa and Iannone’s battle also went down to the final lap with Iannone able to win out by 0.168s and return to the podium once again.

Lorenzo leaves Mugello with a ten point lead over Marc Marquez in the World Championship standings, Rossi holding onto third overall.

During the race Andrea Iannone hit 354.9km/h, setting a new top speed record in the MotoGP™ World Championship.
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1 25 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 173.9 41'36.535
2 20 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 173.9 +0.019
3 16 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Ducati Team Ducati 173.6 +4.742
4 13 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 173.6 +4.910
5 11 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 173.5 +6.256
6 10 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 173.3 +8.670
7 9 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 173.0 +13.340
8 8 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA OCTO Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 172.9 +14.598
9 7 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 172.6 +18.643
10 6 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 172.4 +22.298
11 5 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR LCR Honda Honda 172.0 +27.936
12 4 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 171.5 +35.712
13 3 50 Eugene LAVERTY IRL Aspar Team MotoGP Ducati 171.3 +38.032
14 2 6 Stefan BRADL GER Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 171.2 +40.094
15 1 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 169.8 +59.811
16 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Aspar Team MotoGP Ducati 169.5 +1'04.397
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46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 173.2 15 Laps
45 Scott REDDING GBR OCTO Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 171.8 15 Laps
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43 Jack MILLER AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 0 Lap
19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 0 Lap
76 Loris BAZ FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 0 Lap
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1 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha SPA 115
2 Marc MARQUEZ Honda SPA 105
3 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha ITA 78
4 Dani PEDROSA Honda SPA 66
5 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki SPA 59
6 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki SPA 49
7 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha SPA 48
8 Hector BARBERA Ducati SPA 43
9 Andrea IANNONE Ducati ITA 41
10 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati IRL 36
11 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati ITA 34
12 Bradley SMITH Yamaha GBR 29
13 Stefan BRADL Aprilia GER 25
14 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia SPA 21
15 Michele PIRRO Ducati ITA 18
16 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati ITA 17
17 Scott REDDING Ducati GBR 16
18 Tito RABAT Honda SPA 11
19 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda GBR 10
20 Loris BAZ Ducati FRA 8
21 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati COL 3
22 Jack MILLER Honda AUS 2
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Disappointing to see Rossi have to retire. Incredible finish. Honda's problems with acceleration rear their head again.
Probably the most accurate 3 sentence summary possible for today's race. Excellent finish, I'm sure everyone on the planet thought MM93 had it won coming out of that final turn. IA29 showed what he could accomplish when he stays upright, now he needs to sort out the start and maybe Ducati gets that elusive win to end their drought. I didn't see a replay of the start, so I'm not sure who was at fault for the first turn dust up between Baz, Bautista, and Miller, but based on past history, I gotta wonder if "Bowling Ball" Bautista came out of retirement.

It's still early in the season, but with both Rossi and Lorenzo blowing engines today, what's the count of engines available to them the rest of the season?
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so 2 blown engines for Yamaha???? not good , will be interesing to see exactly wtf happened here??
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Probably the most accurate 3 sentence summary possible for today's race. Excellent finish, I'm sure everyone on the planet thought MM93 had it won coming out of that final turn. IA29 showed what he could accomplish when he stays upright, now he needs to sort out the start and maybe Ducati gets that elusive win to end their drought. I didn't see a replay of the start, so I'm not sure who was at fault for the first turn dust up between Baz, Bautista, and Miller, but based on past history, I gotta wonder if "Bowling Ball" Bautista came out of retirement.

It's still early in the season, but with both Rossi and Lorenzo blowing engines today, what's the count of engines available to them the rest of the season?
depends on how many they have used/retired. They are allowed 7 this season, two more than last year. Would think they should be fine.

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Moto2 was a Charlie foxtrot. Red flag, then a restart, which was botched, resulting in two of the guys who were in the top 5 having to start the 2nd restart at the back of the grid. Had the race not been restarted, the two guys who ended up 1-2 wouldn't have sniffed the podium . Race direction made some restart rule changes at the beginning of the season, and maybe that's why this was a confused mess, but they need to get that sorted out for sure. If that kind of restart(s) happened in MotoGP, there'd be hell to pay.
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Well, apparently Bautista had a brake issue into turn 1, taking out Baz and Miller. Baz has a broken foot, and will have surgery - his status for next round is uncertain.

http://www.eurosport.co.uk/moto/baz-...93/story.shtml
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Vale was definitely on form. He looked completely comfortable behind JL and could have cleared away once he made his pass. So disappointed in the engine failure. Pretty good final lap though.

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Vale was definitely on form. He looked completely comfortable behind JL and could have cleared away once he made his pass. So disappointed in the engine failure. Pretty good final lap though.
How often does Lorenzo lead, and someone stay right with him? I though it was only a matter of time till Rossi passed him. Even when Rossi ran wide in turn 1 twice, he was tight back on Lorenzo within a few corners.

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so 2 blown engines for Yamaha???? not good , will be interesing to see exactly wtf happened here??

Can you imagine Yamaha blowing up if both engines had failed during the race instead of Lorenzo's going out in warmup?


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It was nice seeing a finish like that again, and odd that VR wasn't involved.
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I really want to know what went wrong with the bikes and whether it was indeed the same problem on both machines. Final lap was awesome. For a second I thought Marc was gonna pull a Iannone lol
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I really want to know what went wrong with the bikes and whether it was indeed the same problem on both machines. Final lap was awesome. For a second I thought Marc was gonna pull a Iannone lol
Ah, couldn't believe that last lap. MotoGP at it's FINEST! But jeeze, Honda really needs to get on the ball and build a bike that can compete with yamaha (and apparently Ducati now )

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