When MotoGP heads to Mugello, all eyes are on the home hero Valentino Rossi. Heading into round six of 19, the nine-time World Champion had seven wins at Mugello, the most of any MotoGP pilot. But would he capitalize on his record?
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi pilot wasted no time making his winning ways known at Mugello Saturday when he claimed the pole position in record-breaking fashion. This was the 65th pole of his Grand Prix career, and eighth at Mugello.
Following a two-week break since the Grand Prix of France at Le Mans, the 2018 MotoGP Championship heads this weekend to Mugello for the Grand Prix of Italy, round six of 19. The points battle was tight for the opening rounds. This was until the reigning MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez re-ignited his winning ways.
Did you miss the French Grand Prix at Le Mans? Even if you didn't, here are the top-three official videos from Le Mans MotoGP, which was dominated by Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez.
Spoiler Alert: 2018 Le Mans MotoGP results are now live, along with a recap from the French Grand Prix. The race was once against drama filled due to multiple crashes, and a not-so unexpected racer took the checkered flag.
Johann Zarco couldn't do better than fourth throughout Le Mans MotoGP free practice, but he was untouchable during qualifying. Zarco set a new pole record at the Bugatti Circuit, and is the first Frenchman to qualify on pole on home soil since Christian Sarron in 1988.
2018 Le Mans MotoGP Preview Two weeks ago at Jerez MotoGP, Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez easily claimed his second-straight win. The three-time MotoGP Champion had zero...
Leading the way during the one-day Jerez MotoGP test was Monster Yamaha Tech 3's Johann Zarco, who claimed second on Sunday behind Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez.
Before 68,000 fans, the 2018 MotoGP Championship got underway Sunday at Spain's Jerez. All eyes were on LCR Castrol Honda's Cal Crutchlow, who claimed the pole position, and Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa, who qualified second and dominated last season's race. But neither would finish...
Things changed drastically in the second free practice, and the title leaders got shuffled back in the pack. Leading the way Friday overall was LCR Castrol Honda's Cal Crutchlow, the winner of the Argentina Grand Prix at Termas de Rio Hondo. The top 15 were within a second of each other!
The lone Frenchman in 2018 MotoGP, Johann Zarco is about to switch rides once again. Zarco, who currently competes aboard the Monster Yamaha Tech3 YZR-M1, will join the factory Red Bull KTM team for the 2019 and 2020 MotoGP seasons.
The energy was beyond high for Marc Marquez as he looked to keep his reign at Circuit of the Americas in Texas. The Repsol Honda RC213V pilot was under much pressure from the numerous penalties over the past week, including the one that made headlines with Valentino Rossi.
Marc Marquez was hoping to claim a sixth-straight win from pole at Circuit of the Americas, and though he crashed at turn 13 during the second 15-minute qualifying session, he was able to claim pole. But it didn't last long. He was penalized, and Maverick Vinales will start on pole.
As Marc Marquez looks to make it six for six, he was quick Friday. But not quick enough. Honda's Marquez, who was penalized three separate times in Argentina, and suffered a small crash Friday at COTA, finished second - 0.056 behind Suzuki's Andrea Iannone.
Something unique occurred during the typical Thursday MotoGP pre-race press briefing. Due to the intense drama between Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi during last weekend's Argentina Grand Prix at Termas de Rio Hondo, they were interviewed alone in Austin and apart from the typical group of six riders.