Rain returned to Mugello on Monday, slowing the first official post-race test of the year for the Moto2™ and Moto3™ classes.
The majority of Moto2™ World Championship riders remained in Mugello for a one-day test alongside the Moto3™ World Championship. Unfortunately the day was hit by rain, which caused the likes of Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) to head home early.
The QMMF Racing Team was set to try a new shock and revised carbon swing arm, but the rain interpreted their plans. QMMF and Speed Up Racing both decided to call in a day before 14:00 Local Time.
Dunlop were eager for riders to lap in the wet in order to assess their new front rain tyre which was harder than the 2015 wet front. Fortunately conditions eventually improved and riders were able to run on slicks. Again Dunlop had tyres to test, bringing the ‘0’ tyre they used in Le Mans and Jerez to further assess the durability.
Moto3. Jorge Navarro Takes Step Forward In Test At Mugello
The day after the Italian Grand Prix, Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 today took part in the third Official Test of the 2016 season at Mugello. In the test, Jorge Navarro improved his feeling with the rear of the Honda NSF250RW, whilst Aron Canet sat out the day’s action due to a fissure to the radius of his left wrist.
Bad Weather Disrupts Mugello Post-Race Test For Gresini Racing Team Moto3
Fresh from an incredible Italian Grand Prix, which saw Fabio Di Giannantonio finish on the podium for the first time, the Gresini Racing Team Moto3 remained at Mugello today to face a day of testing which was, however, strongly conditioned by the bad weather.
Jorge Lorenzo raced to stunning on-the-line victory at Mugello in Italy today as he used his new hard and soft compound Michelin tyres to the full and pushed to the limit on the last-lap to take victory as he crossed the finishing line.
Podium For Iannone, Third In The Italian Grand Prix At Mugello. Dovizioso Finishes In Fifth While Pirro Is Classified In Tenth Place
Andrea Iannone returned to the podium today at Mugello with a third place finish in an exciting Italian GP. After a difficult start, the rider from Vasto crossed the line on the opening lap in eighth place and dropped to eleventh place next time around. He then began a splendid recovery that allowed him to overtake Pedrosa for fourth place on lap 10. Iannone then caught up with his team-mate and the two factory Ducati riders put on an exciting scrap for third. Iannone managed to pass Dovizioso on lap 17 and he held on to third place until the chequered flag, setting the fastest lap of the race on the 23rd and penultimate lap. Today Iannone also set an outright top speed record for MotoGP – reaching 354.9 km/h with his Ducati Desmosedici GP on the long Mugello straight.
Lowes Battles To Third In Challenging 10-Lap Race At Mugello
Sam Lowes and the Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 conquered a good third place finish and 16 valuable points for the championship today in the Italian Grand Prix, run over 10 laps after the first start was red flagged to repair a damaged section of airfence.
Tech3 Racing Team rider Isaac Viñales delivered a tireless performance in today’s round six battle at Mugello to finish the challenging event in 24th. The young Spaniard bolted forwards when the lights went out and he quickly locked into his race pace as he intended to move up the field. By the third lap he was running in 22nd yet, at that point of the sprint, the red flag was shown due to the air fence being damaged by a crash. The GP was supposed to be resumed with a new and shortened procedure, however, after the initial sighting lap, it was pushed back once more due to several riders delaying the restart after missing the one minute slot to access the track. It finally began with 10 laps to run and Viñales kicked off the shootout from 22nd. He battled throughout the remaining laps and he pushed non – stop before crossing the finish line in 24th position having given his all. Next up for the class rookie is his home Grand Prix in Montmelo where he will be intending to score a strong result aboard the Mistral 610.
On Form Smith Powers To Top Independent Position At Tough Italian GP
Monster Yamaha Tech3 team rider Bradley Smith produced a strong showing to finish the round six battle at the meandering Mugello circuit in 7th place aboard the Yamaha YZR-M1. The British star undertook a superb start and shot from the head of the third row on the grid up to 3rd by the time he entered the first corner as he fought with the leading MotoGP bikes. He quickly stuck into his rhythm but got shuffled back yet remained composed and reignited his campaign to move back up the field by setting a series of consistent lap times. He reclaimed 8th at the midpoint of the race and continued to make advances forward with his target being the factory Suzuki of Aleix Espargaro who he slotted past on lap 15. The 25 year old powered onwards and comfortably opened a gap to the pursuing riders before speeding across the finish line only 13.340 seconds behind the leading bike. The result sees him successfully clinch a return to the top independent team position.
Stunning First Podium For Di Giannantonio, Second At Mugello. Bastianini Battles To 12th
Gresini Racing Team Moto3 racer Fabio Di Giannantonio rounded off a memorable weekend with a stunning ride to his first Moto3 podium finish in today’s Italian Grand Prix at the Mugello circuit. The 17-year-old rookie from Rome therefore claimed his first astonishing podium finish on home turf, at his seventh Grand Prix start.
Contrary to expectations, the MotoGP race at Mugello was the closest of the three classes at the Italian Grand Prix. Brad Binder took the Moto3 win by 0.038s and Johann Zarco the Moto2 victory by 0.030s, but just 0.019s separated premier class racewinner Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez. Valentino Rossi, who had started from pole, was unable to battle for the win after suffering engine problems, and in his absence the battle for victory was contested between Lorenzo and Marquez. Andrea Iannone, Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively, in another tight tussle. Lorenzo claimed his third win of the year and now leads the standings from Marquez by 10 points.
The Aprilia RS-GP finished in the points at the Mugello GP with Stefan Bradl who, just in the race on Sunday, found the best feeling of the weekend and rode his bike to a fourteenth place finish, earning two more championship points.
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