After a week’s break since the Italian Grand Prix, MotoGP gets underway again in Germany on July 17 with the first of a back-to-back pairing of races that marks the end of the busiest period of the season with six races in eight weeks.
MotoGP Contract News
Dorna Sports S.L and the Mugello circuit have reached agreement on a new five-year deal, meaning the Italian Grand Prix will continue to be held at the Tuscan circuit until at least 2016.
Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi took battling podium positions in the Italian Grand Prix today, after an action-packed afternoon saw the riders forced to swap bikes for the second race in a row due to changing weather conditions. Lorenzo recovered from a crash on the sighting lap to come home in second behind Casey Stoner, whilst Rossi finally surrendered the crown he has worn at his home track for the past seven years and had to be content with third.
Ducati Marlboro Team riders Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden worked hard in the searing afternoon heat of Mugello today, each working diligently towards different targets in the first free practice for the Italian Grand Prix.
The Fiat Yamaha pairing of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi got off to a flying start at the Italian Grand Prix today, taking the top two spots in the opening practice session at Mugello. After the rain-interrupted French round, sunny Tuscany is a welcome change for the riders and the Spaniard and the Italian looked in fine fettle around the 5.245km track this afternoon.
Lorenzo leads the championship from his team-mate by just one point and he looked in top form once again this afternoon.