Mugello MotoGP 2016

  • Riders for Health closes down UK operations

    23 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Riders for Health closes down UK operations

    Official MotoGP charity Riders for Health have closed down their UK operations, shuttering their Northamptonshire offices and cutting staff. The charity has cited increasing costs as the reason for...

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  • Crutchlow happy to take race finish

    23 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Crutchlow happy to take race finish

    Cal Crutchlow says he’s happy to have finished Sunday’s Mugello MotoGP race, despite issues plaguing him from the opening laps. However, after a difficult start to the season on the hard-to-ride Honda...

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  • Zarco wins chaotic Moto2 battle

    22 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Zarco wins chaotic Moto2 battle

    Johann Zarco has got his hopes of retaining his Moto2 world title back on tracks after taking a victory over Lorenzo Baldassarri in a frantic two-part race at Mugello. Pole man Sam Lowes was an early...

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  • Lowes cruises to Moto2 pole at Mugello

    21 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Lowes cruises to Moto2 pole at Mugello

    Sam Lowes has cruised to his third Moto2 pole position of the 2016 season, taking the top spot from Takaaki Nakagami in Mugello after controlling the session from the front. Lowes finished 0.047 ahead...

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  • Rossi comes from nowhere for Mugello pole

    21 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Rossi comes from nowhere for Mugello pole

    Valentino Rossi has burst from outside the top six to take his first pole position for his home race at Mugello since 2008, after an impressive lap in the closing stages of qualifying at the Italian...

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  • VR46 take Moto3 one-two for home race

    21 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    VR46 take Moto3 one-two for home race

    The Team Sky VR46 duo of Romano Fenati and Andrea Migno have taken a one-two on the grid for their home race in Mugello, after a series of penalties saw the grid for the race moved around. Second...

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  • Rossi unveils Mugello special helmet

    21 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Rossi unveils Mugello special helmet

    Valentino Rossi has unveiled his now-customary Mugello special edition helmet in this morning’s FP3 session, rolling out the special all-yellow helmet in front of the home crowds as has become his...

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  • Dovi hindered by old neck injury

    21 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Dovi hindered by old neck injury

    Andrea Dovizioso has spent the opening sessions of his home MotoGP race at Mugello hindered by an old injury, after tweaking the same part of his neck that he injured back in his 250GP...

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  • Zarco finds form to start weekend on top

    20 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Zarco finds form to start weekend on top

    Reigning Moto2 world champion Johann Zarco has found the form that’s been missing from his performances in recent weeks to top the opening day of practice for the championship’s first trip of 2016 to...

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  • No shocks as Iannone the fastest at Mugello

    20 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    No shocks as Iannone the fastest at Mugello

    Andrea Iannone was an unsurprising fastest man on the opening day at Mugello, making the most of Ducati’s recent tests at their local circuit to finish the day nearly half a second faster than world...

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  • Ono tops the opening day at Mugello

    20 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Ono tops the opening day at Mugello

    Japanese rider Hiroki Ono has finished the opening day in Mugello a surprise at the top of the time sheets, making the most of a track where he’s performed well in the past to finish the day a quarter...

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  • Unhappy Espargaró left out in the cold

    19 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Unhappy Espargaró left out in the cold

    Aleix Espargaró has expressed his discontent at seemingly being left out in the cold by his Suzuki MotoGP team, after they signed new rider Andrea Iannone before even opening negotiations with the...

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