2012 Mugello MotoGP Post-Race Test Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the test at Mugello:

Crutchlow and Dovizioso complete successful Mugello test

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team riders Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso completed a positive test session at the Mugello circuit in Italy today.

Hot and humid conditions enabled Crutchlow and Dovizioso to focus on a range of set-up options with their YZR-M1 machinery and both were able to post competitive times inside the top six.

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2012 Mugello MotoGP Test Times: Lorenzo Leads Hondas

Jorge Lorenzo was the fastest man of the day at the post-race test at Mugello, continuing where he left off on Sunday. Lorenzo ended just ahead of the Repsol Hondas of Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner, both men having set their fastest time on the 2012 version of the RC213V, rather than the new version which Honda had brought. Pedrosa only managed three laps on the new bike before a gearchange mistake caused him to crash in the final corner, putting an end to further testing on the bike.

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BMW pass the WSBK torch to BMW Motorrad Italia

BMW Motorrad have announced they will not be running the factory World Superbike team next year, deciding to allow BMW Motorrad Italia (currently the BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet team) to run it on their behalf. The engines will be prepared in Munich, along with the electronics, while the chassis will be handled by the Milanese outfit.

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2012 Mugello MotoGP Test Update: Times At Noon, And Who Is Testing What

Testing has been underway now for a couple of hours at Mugello, with 16 riders from the MotoGP class staying on at the Italian track. Busiest factory will be Honda, with HRC having brought both a brand new bike - a version of the RC213V originally planned to be raced during the 2013 season, but brought forward to see if it provides a cure for the problems Honda is encountering with the new Bridgestone tires - as well as a new spec engine, aimed at improving rideability. They will also be working on one or two solutions to the chatter they have with the current bike.

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2012 Mugello MotoGP Sunday Round Up: On Great Race Tracks, Great Racers, Ducati, And Spies

Great tracks produce great racing, even in the MotoGP class, where the combination of fuel limits, extremely advanced electronics and stiff Bridgestone tires mean that the way to win races is by being absolutely inch-perfect on every lap. And Mugello is a great track, there is no doubt of that, despite the fact that the usual Mugello atmosphere had been muted by a combination of a dismal Italian economy and sky-high ticket prices at the circuit, the only way for the circuit to recoup some of the sanctioning fee it must pay Dorna to run the race.

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2012 Mugello MotoGP Sunday Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams, Bridgestone and other circuits after today's Italian Grand Prix at Mugello:


The MotoGP class got out on the track today for the ninth race of the 2012 season, for the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM.

Pasini managed to improve notably his lap time during the warm up session of the morning, setting the time of 1’50.136, turning into the second fastest CRT on track.

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2012 Mugello Moto2 And Moto3 Sunday Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases after Sunday's races from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams:

Last gasp victory for Maverick Viñales

Repsol rider wins by 20 thousandths of a second at the Italian Grand Prix, his fifth victory from nine this season. Álex Rins places seventh and Miguel Oliveira crashes out.

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More Moto2 Rider Shake Ups: Aspar And Toni Elias Part Ways

The rider lineup in Moto2 continues to be fluid. Immediately after the Mugello Moto2 race, the Mapfre Aspar team issued a press release, announcing that Toni Elias would be leaving the team with immediate effect. The parting was agreed by mutual consent, the Aspar team disappointed with the results they have achieved with the 2010 Moto2 World Champion, while Elias has struggled to get to grips with the Suter chassis since he returned to Moto2 at the start of the year. A switch of chassis was not an option, so Elias and the team decided to separate.

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2012 Mugello MotoGP Race Result: One Man Reigns, Battle Behind Thrills

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.

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2012 Mugello Moto2 Race Result: Tense Duel Won On Final Lap

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.

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