Moto GP Mugello
Mugello Moto GP 2017
Wow what a finish! Lorenzo passed Marquez within sight of the flag after Marquez edged ahead on the final corner. Yamaha team mate and home town hero ended his race with an engine failure on the ninth lap and the massive crowd fell silent. However they watched an incredible spectacle as Lorenzo and Marquez fought throughout the race with a elighted Lorenzo taking his fifth Premio d`Italia win at Mugello, and a lead in the championship.
Gran Premio d`Italia--Mugello--Florence--Tuscany--Italian Moto GP
Mugello is a wonderful circuit set within twenty or so miles of Florence one of the most historic cities in the world. The circuit is safe, challenging and exciting with a variety of corners and off camber turns. Surrounded by the Tuscany hills and exquisite countryside it is set in a tree lined valley. Where else could you enjoy a perfect race in such an enchanting region?
Florence holds many masterpieces of the Renaissance period. There is the iconic Duomo Cathedral with its dome engineered by Brunelleschi. Michelangelo`s "David" sculpture is displayed at Galleria dell`Accademia, and da Vinci`s "Annunciatio" plus Botticelli`s "The Birth of Venus" are part of Uffizi Gallery exhibits. This is just a start of the splendor that is Florence.
RACE OVERVIEWMugello Grand Prix
In the 1920`s five road races were held on public roads around Tuscany. The races were revived in 1955 and in 1964 the Mugello Grand Prix ran on public roads with eight laps of 66 km per lap. Running in Targo Floria fashion, and using some roads from the Mille Miglia. The race was popular and was included in the World Sports car championship until 1970, when a child was killed during an unofficial practice session and the driver jailed for two years.
The purpose build Mugello International circuit was opened in 1974 then later bought by Scuderia Ferrari. Ferrari upgraded "the Mugello" as it is now known and the circuit represents a state of art FIA approved circuit. Safety was paramount in the design with large run off areas for safety and there are excellent viewing facilities for the spectator.
The Mugello circuit has been used for MotoGP, Super Bikes, Formula 2 Formula 3000, Formula 1 testing, Group C Sports cars, MotoGP2 & 3. Mugello would take the Formula One Grand Prix if ever Monza and Imola turn down their option.
Mugello has been on and off the home to the Italian MotoGP since the days of Barry Sheene who won its first race in 1976. It has hosted the Italian Grand Prix a total of twenty three times. All the greats win there with Valantino Rossi winning seven times and Mick Doohan, and Jorge Lorenzo five each. Monza hosted the first twenty three events exclusively when it was known as the Gran Premio Delle Nazioni (Nations Grand Prix) until 1990.