Results and summary of the MotoGP race at Mugello:
Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo, in a desperate bid to keep the championship close, did exactly what he does best: Get out front immediately and run a consistent series of punishing laps to break his rivals. That’s the Lorenzo way and that’s exactly what he did at the Mugello circuit Sunday to claim his second win of the year in the fifth round of the MotoGP world championship.
Result and summary of the Moto2 race at Mugello:
Briton Scott Redding won his second race in a row in dominant fashion at the Mugello Circuit to open up a sizeable championship lead. Nico Terol claimed second and Johann Zarco finished in third. Redding now holds a 43-point lead in the championship after five rounds.
Pol Espargaro, who struggled all weekend to find a consistent pace and qualified in tenth moved up through the pack to finish fourth with former MotoGP rider Mika Kallio in fifth.
Results and summary of the Moto3 race at Mugello
Luis Salom opened up a late lead in the Moto3 race at Italy's Mugello circuit and held on to take his second win of the season with Alex Rins claiming the number two spot and championship leader Maverick Vinales in third place. The closely fought race closed the championship gap to a mere four points with Vinales at 106 points and Salom at 102.
MotoGP warm up took place in good conditions, if a little cool. Jorge Lorenzo dominated the session, setting a punishing pace which only Cal Crutchlow could follow. Marc Marquez took 3rd, an impressive result given the fact he had a huge crash just two days ago. Valentino Rossi ended the session in 4th, just ahead of Dani Pedrosa.
It looks like we may have a race on Sunday at Mugello. In fact, it looks like we might have two races, looking at the times set in MotoGP and Moto2. The last two races of the day at Mugello promise to have battles for the lead and for the podium, and could well provide some top flight entertainment.
Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello:
Lorenzo Flies to Mugello Front Row
Mugello International Circuit (Scarperia, Italy), 1st June 2013
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello:
Pole position for Scott Redding at Mugello
Mugello, Italy - 1 June 2013: Scott Redding will start tomorrow's Italian Moto2 Grand Prix from pole position, after bouncing back - quite literally - from a session ending crash during final free practice this morning. Mika Kallio qualified 13th, despite continuing issues with the set-up of his Kalex Moto2 machine.
Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto2 class at Mugello:
Championship leader Scott Redding secured his second pole position of the year with a lap of 1'52.958 at the Mugello circuit. The time pulled the Briton one-tenth clear of second-place qualifier Takaaki Nakagami and, more importantly, restored the young rider's confidence after a poor practice session and massive crash. Marcel Schrotter surprised the field when he grabbed the final front-row slot for his best qualifying position of the year and of his career.
Results and summary of MotoGP qualifying
Championship points leader Dani Pedrosa grabbed pole position from Jorge Lorenzo on his final lap of QP2 and set a new Mugello qualifying record in the process with a time of 1'47.157. Lorenzo, who held the pole record for all of five minutes, ended up a shocked second. But the real surprise of the session was Andrea Dovizioso who put Ducati on the front row for the second race in a row.
Little became apparent after QP4 that wasn't apparent already. Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo, who swapped the top position from FP3, are the two fastest riders out there. Stefan Bradl has found a quick and consistent pace at Mugello and Valentino Rossi remains close but slightly off the pace. None of the top riders -- except Rossi and, much lower in order, Marc Marquez -- set a fastest lap in QP4 as most riders seemed content to run a race pace and work on final set-up before qualifying.