Highly anticipated MotoGP home round at Mugello Circuit • Total Motorcycle

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The MotoGP World Championships are back in action this weekend for one of the most awaited events for all Italian fans, the Italian GP who, as usual, will race at the famous venue at the Mugello Circuit. The event scheduled on the Tuscan track will be the first home round for Ducati, in addition to the San Marino GP to be held at Misano Adriatico in September.

Ducati Lenovo Team drivers Jack Miller and Pecco Bagnaia came to Mugello with the determination to get a good result in front of all the Ducati on the circuit at the Ducati Grandstand – Curva Materassi. Miller, who currently has sixth place as the best result at Mugello, is aiming for the top spot. With second place in the last Grand Prix in France, the Australian driver wants to add even more important points to the overall standings, which are now number five, 40 points behind leader Quartararo. Bagnaia, on the other hand, who suffered an accident at Le Mans while fighting for victory, has the goal of redeeming himself in front of a crowd.

Duo Ducati Lenovo Team and Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing), the last GP champion at Le Mans, will depart this evening from Borgo Panigale to reach the Mugello circuit via the scenic Passo della Futa. Miller, riding a Multistrada V4, Bagnaia in Monster and Bastianini in Diavel, will be escorted by motorcycles from Ducati Owners Clubs of Bologna and Florence. Along with the three riders, he will also complete the full lap of the circuit. At the end of the parade, Ducati drivers Jorge Martin, Johann Zarco, Fabio Di Giannantonio, Luca Marini, Marco Bezzecchi and Michele Pirro will welcome fans at the finish line for a group photo with Desmosedici GP bikes.

Jack Miller (Team Lenovo Ducati #43) – 5th (62 points)

“The Italian Grand Prix is ​​definitely very special, because this is my team’s home race. The atmosphere is incredible, and I can’t wait to race in front of all the Ducati fans. During the last few GPs, I’ve developed a good feeling with Desmosedici GP, and I hope I can find sensations this is again here in Mugello, a track I really enjoyed. Overall, I’m positive, and I feel like I can have a great weekend here in Italy “.

Francesco Bagnaia (Team Lenovo Ducati #63) – number 7 (56 points)
“Finally, we race at Mugello on Sunday, and I’m very happy. The race in Italy is definitely exciting, and I look forward to a very good weekend with all the Italian fans and Ducatisti supporting us on the track! After the accident in France, I want to redeem myself .Now more importantly, don’t make the mistake again to lose the more important points for the Championship.I will give my best as usual.

The weekend will start on Friday at 9:55 local time with the first free practice session, while the race will take place on Sunday at 14:00 CEST with a distance of 23 laps.

Circuit Information

Country: Italy
Name: Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello
Best lap: Zarco (Ducati) 1: 46,810 (176.7 km/h) – 2021
Circuit record: Quartararo (Yamaha) 1’45.187 (179.5 km/h) – 2021
Top speed: Dovizioso (Ducati) 356.7 km/h – 2019
Track length: 5,245 km
Race distance: 23 laps (120.6 km)
Corner: 15 (6 left, 9 right)

2021 Asil
Podium: 1 ° Quartararo (Yamaha), 2 ° Miguel Oliveira (KTM), Joan Mir 3 ° (Suzuki)
Polar Position: Quartararo (Yamaha) 1’45.187 (179.5 km/h)
Fastest lap: Zarco (Ducati) 1: 46,810 (176.7 km/h)

Rider Information

Francesco Bagnaia
Bicycle: Ducati Desmosedici GP
Race Number: 63
GP Starts: 159 (54 x MotoGP, 36 x Moto2, 69 x Moto3)
First GP: Qatar 2019 (MotoGP), Qatar 2017 (Moto2), Qatar 2013 (Moto3)
Wins: 15 (5 MotoGP + 8 Moto2 + 2 Moto3)
First GP victory: Aragón 2021 (MotoGP), Qatar 2018 (Moto2), Netherlands 2016 (Moto3)
Pole position: 15 (8 MotoGP + 6 Moto2 + 1 Moto3)
First Pole: Qatar 2021 (MotoGP), France 2018 (Moto2), Gran Bretagna 2016 (Moto3)
World Title: 1 (Moto2, 2018)

Jack Miller
Bicycle: Ducati Desmosedici GP
Race Number: 43
GP Start: 179 (124 x MotoGP, 49 x Moto3, 6 x 125 cc)
First GP: Qatar 2015 (MotoGP), Qatar 2012 (Moto3), Germania 2011 (125 cc)
Wins: 9 (3 MotoGP + 6 Moto3)
First GP victory: Netherlands 2016 (MotoGP), Qatar 2014 (Moto3)
Pole position: 9 (1 MotoGP + 8 Moto3)
First Pole: Argentina 2018 (MotoGP), America 2014 (Moto3)
World titles: –

Championship information

Driver’s standings
Jack Miller (#43 Ducati Lenovo Team) – 5 ° (62 points)
Francesco Bagnaia (#63 Ducati Lenovo Team) – 7 ° (56 points)

Manufacturer rankings
Ducati – 1º (156 points)

Team standings
Ducati Lenovo Team – 4 ° (118 points)