After a difficult weekend in France, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa are en route to Mugello looking to reclaim important Championship points.
In Le Mans, Marc was engaged in a fierce battle to claim 4th place and his teammate, Dani Pedrosa, fresh back from injury crashed in the early laps but demonstrated his strength to remount his Honda RC213V and complete the race to test his physical condition.
Just 30km north east of Florence, Mugello was first opened in 1974 and at 5.245km in length, it’s one of the longest tracks on the calendar.Through its mix of nine right-hand turns and six lefts – some fast, some slow – changes in radius, camber and gradient, Mugello is one of the most popular circuits among Grand Prix riders, and its 1.141km straight is also the longest.
Marc has been victorious in Mugello in all three classes – 2014 in MotoGP, 2011 in Moto2 and 2010 in 125cc. Dani celebrates eight podium finishes in Mugello including two victories – 2010 in MotoGP, 2005 in 250cc – and will be hoping his condition has improved further since the French GP almost two weeks ago.
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… read more.
|Length||5.245 kilometres / 3.259 miles|
|Longest straight||1.141 kilometres / 0.709 miles|
Mugello Circuit, Scarperia, Florence, Italy - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m 46.489s (177.3 km/h) Andrea Iannone (Ducati, 2015)|
|Race Lap||1m 47.639s (175.4 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)|
|Race Time||41m32.126s (174.200km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2017)|
|2017 Race Winner||Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)|