After extending his string of consecutive wins to three in Le Mans last week, Marc Marquez is now heading to Mugello, in Italy—the scene of his first GP win back in 2010—with a 36-point lead in the MotoGP Championship classification.
Teammate Dani Pedrosa will be looking to enjoy a better weekend at the Tuscan track after a challenging start to the season and will be hoping his physical condition has improved further since the French GP almost two weeks ago.
At the Gran Premio d’Italia:
Marc Marquez has been victorious at Mugello in all three classes—2014 in MotoGP, 2011 in Moto2, and 2010 in 125cc (his first GP win in career). The 25-year-old also scored a second-place result in 2016, and he has two pole positions.
Dani Pedrosa has two wins at Mugello: 1 x 250 (2005) and 1 x MotoGP (2010), plus an additional six podiums and two pole positions.
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 46.208s (177.7 km/h) Valentino Rossi (Yamaha, 2018)|
|Race Lap||1m 47.639s (175.4 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)|
|Race Time||41m32.126s (174.200km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2017)|
|2018 Race Winner||Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati)|