A brief pause in the 2023 season comes to an end as the MotoGP World Championship chases top speed around the 5.25km of the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello.
Three races in three weeks start with the Italian GP in Mugello, the Tuscan circuit a favourite among fans and riders alike. Round six of the 20 round World Championship will see the Repsol Honda Team pairing of Marc Marquez and Joan Mir continue to work on the evolution of the Honda RC213V.
Marc Marquez has been able to deliver consistent flashes of brilliance during his truncated start to the year with a pole and a podium in Portimao and a front row and fierce ride to challenge for the top three in Le Mans. The #93 has been the protagonist to many of the most memorable battles at the Italian GP and has taken three podiums in the premier class in Mugello, including a win in 2014.
For Joan Mir, the weekend will be another chance to improve his feeling on the Honda as he works to unlock the full potential of himself and the bike. The 25-year-old achieved his first premier class podium at the Italian GP in 2021 when he was third. Growth and improved consistency remain the primary focus for the #36 as he prepares to get back on his Repsol Honda Team machine again.
After Mugello, the teams and riders will head straight for the German GP and then the Dutch TT ahead of the traditional mid-season Summer Break.
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 44.855s (180 km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2023)|
|Race Lap||1m 46.588s (177.1 km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)|
|Race Time||41m16.344s (175.300km/h) Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha, 2021)|
|2023 Race Winner||Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)|
|2023 Sprint Race Winner||Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)|