Unlucky Crutchlow retires with front tyre issue for second race in a row
Today’s 21-lap race at Mugello ended in premature and disappointing fashion for Cal Crutchlow. The British rider was involved in the captivating tussle that involved Edwards when he experienced a loss of feeling and confidence with the front-end of his YZR-M1 machine in the early stages. Not wanting to risk... Read more
Pos Rider Nation Team Motorcycle Total Time Km/h Gap 1 25 1 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing YAMAHA 41’50.089 173.016 2 20 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team HONDA 41’51.086 172.947 0.997 3 16 27 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team HONDA 41’51.232 172.937 1.143 4 13 11 Ben SPIES USA... Read more
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. The circuit, which first featured on the World Championship calendar in 1976 and has held a Grand... Read more
Crutchlow confident for Mugello race, whatever the weather
British rider Cal Crutchlow will head the third row in seventh position after he finished just 0.047s behind teammate Edwards in a session interrupted by the return of light drizzle that virtually wiped out the entire second practice yesterday afternoon at the Mugello circuit. Light rain that fell during the... Read more
Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner stormed to his fifth pole position of the season at Mugello today, making the most of the half an hour of dry running during qualifying to lap 0.4seconds clear of the field, setting a new outright two-wheeled Mugello lap record in the process. In a repeat... Read more
Pos Nº Rider Bike Time Delay 1 27 Casey Stoner Honda 1’48.034 – 2 11 Ben Spies Yamaha 1’48.479 0.445 3 58 Marco Simoncelli Honda 1’48.485 0.451 4 4 Andrea Dovizioso Honda 1’48.694 0.660 5 1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1’48.756 0.722 6 5 Colin Edwards Yamaha 1’48.974 0.940 7 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1’49.021 0.987 8 26 Daniel Pedrosa Honda 1’49.398 1.364 9 69 Nicky Hayden Ducati 1’49.509 1.475 10 8 Héctor Barberá Ducati 1’49.663 1.629 11 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 1’49.678 1.644 12 46 Valentino Rossi Ducati 1’49.902 1.868 13 7 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 1’50.156 2.122 14 19 Alvaro Bautista Suzuki 1’50.460 2.426 15 14 Randy de Puniet Ducati 1’50.651 2.617 16 24 Toni Elías Honda 1’50.742 2.708 Read more
Pos Nº Rider Bike Time Delay Laps km/h 1 1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1’48.080 21 174.703 2 58 Marco Simoncelli Honda 1’48.411 0.331 19 174.170 3 27 Casey Stoner Honda 1’48.734 0.654 17 173.653 4 11 Ben Spies Yamaha 1’49.072 0.992 20 173.115 5 5 Colin Edwards Yamaha 1’49.078 0.998 19 173.105 6 4 Andrea Dovizioso Honda 1’49.132 1.052 19 173.019 7 69 Nicky Hayden Ducati 1’49.756 1.676 19 172.036 8 46 Valentino Rossi Ducati 1’49.889 1.809 18 171.827 9 14 Randy de Puniet Ducati 1’49.985 1.905 20 171.677 10 19 Alvaro Bautista Suzuki 1’49.994 1.914 20 171.663 11 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1’50.002 1.922 19 171.651 12... Read more
Marco Simoncelli was fastest overall today, setting the pace in the dry this morning at the newly resurfaced Mugello circuit. His last-lap effort saw him leapfrog Repsol Honda riders Casey Stoner and Andrea Dovizioso who were second and third respectively. Compound choices were mixed today with all specifications being... Read more