Results of the Italian Grand Prix for the MotoGP class at Mugello:
Jorge Lorenzo has sealed a dominant weekend with an imperious victory. The Factory Yamaha rider shook off an early challenge from Dani Pedrosa to win by sufficient margin to start to celebrate on the final lap. Lorenzo's win extends his lead in the championship still further, to 19 points over Pedrosa.
Result and summary of the Moto2 race at Mugello:
Andrea Iannone has thrilled the - sadly rather sparse - crowd at Mugello, winning a nerve-wracking battle with Pol Espargaro with a pass on the last lap of the race. With Marc Marquez having a difficult race and finishing 5th, Espargaro pulls back important points in the championship.
Results and summary of the Moto3 race at Mugello:
Maverick Vinales has taken his fifth win of the season, coming out on top of a fierce last-lap battle with Romano Fenati and Sandro Cortese to win by just two hundredths of a second. With his win, Vinales closes the gap in the championship to just 9 points.
Mugello is a special place, and a special race. One of the things that makes it so special is the atmosphere, the massed crowds that arrive on Thursday and Friday, and party noisily until Sunday night, filling the Tuscan skies with the sound of fireworks, engines being held against their limiters, popping exhausts, and very, very loud Italian pop music (or as was the case on Saturday night as we left the track, Jingle Bells composed entirely of fart noises).
Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after qualifying on Saturday at Mugello:
SIXTH ROW FOR PASINI IN THE QUALIFYING SESSION AT THE CIRCUIT OF MUGELLO
The last free practice and the qualifying session of the MotoGP class for the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM were held today at the circuit of Mugello.
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying on Saturday at Mugello:
Stunning last gasp pole for Viñales
Repsol rider qualifies on pole with final lap, joined on front row by Álex Rins. Miguel Oliveira to start from sixteenth.
Johann Zarco has been handed a grid position penalty for his crash with Pol Espargaro during FP3 at Mugello on Saturday morning. The incident saw Zarco enter the San Donato corner far too fast trying to overtake a group of riders on the inside. The Frenchman lost the front and crashed, wiping Espargaro out in the process. Zarco will be relegated 15 places on the starting grid for Sunday's Italian Grand Prix at Mugello. The penalty moves Zarco from 3rd on the grid down to 18th.
Below is the official FIM press release announcing the penalty:
Result and summary of qualifying for the Moto2 class at Mugello:
Results and summary of the qualifying practice at Mugello for the MotoGP class:
Dani Pedrosa will start from pole for the second time this season, having posted a blistering lap in the late stages of qualifying. The Repsol Honda man was fast throughout, taking 2nd on hard tires as the final and hectic last 20 minutes commenced, then turned up the pace at the end improving lap after lap.