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Poll: MotoGP Classic: Mugello 2022 (19 member(s) have cast votes)

Your pick for the Mugello win!

  1. Fabio "El Diablo" Quartararo (1 votes [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  2. Enea "The Beast" Bastianini (3 votes [15.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.79%

  3. Pecco "Red Cloud" Bagnaia (12 votes [63.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 63.16%

  4. Jack "Thriller" Miller (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Aleix Espargaro (1 votes [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  6. Marc Marquez (1 votes [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  7. Johan Mir (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Alex Rins (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Jorge Martin (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Johan Zarco (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Pol Espargaro (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  12. Some outsider? (1 votes [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

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#1 thegamer23

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Posted 26 May 2022 - 08:37

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The Most Challenging, Fast, crazy circuit on the calendar is ready to host another MotoGP Classic.

Winning there, is a special & different feeling.

The huge crowd, the "stadium-like" atmosphere, the difficulty & danger factor of the circuit. 

You need to be brave, you need to be fast, this is an affair for the best riders in the world!

 

 

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This year, the Championship Battle is closer than ever: the sheer consistency of Fabio Quartararo, the talent of Enea Bastianini "The Beast", the resurgence of Aprilia with Aleix Espargaro, the up & downs of Pecco Bagnaia & Factory Ducati, and many more protagonists!
 
Every race is uncertain: we're coming from a Drama-Filled Le Mans Grand Prix, where we saw another victory for the young gun Enea Bastianini, beating Pecco Bagnaia & forcing the Factory Ducati leader to over-push, and crash out.

 

 

 

 
Jack "The Thriller" Miller capitalized on that, jumping in P2 ahead of Aleix Espargaro, another podium for the Aprilia Superstar.
Fabio Quartararo didn't manage to take podium in his home GP, but another P4 to retain his lead on Espargaro & Bastianini.
 
But look at that, it's WIDE OPEN!

 
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Now back to Mugello.
A 5.3 km classic track. It's old style: gravel traps everywhere, super fast corners, elevation changes and a huge main straight, where Bikes can reach speeds up to 360 km/h. (!!!!)

This is a view from the Main Straight, as the bikes flies by

 


 

 
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The circuit is already a massive challenge as it is in the dry: but in the wet, this is going to separate the men from the boys.
 
Yes, beacause Rain is expected this weekend.
 
60% chance of rain during Qualifying on Saturday, and an equal chance on Sunday. 
Mugello offered some Classic Races in the Wet, like the legendary last lap battle between Mattia Pasini & Marco Simoncelli for the win in 250cc

 
 

 

 

This weekend we also take time to remember a special young talent, who tragically lost his life last year in Mugello.
Another reminder of how dangerous racing is in Motorbikes at these speeds, and the respect we have to give to every rider who takes part in the races.

There is no Halo or Surviving Cell here.

 

Jason Dupasquier, a rising star of the Moto Grand Prix world....you will be missed!

 

 

 

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This weekend will also be special for Valentino Rossi & Max Biaggi.
In fact, Racing Number 46 will be retired, with a special cerimony on Saturday.

Max Biaggi, on the other hand, will enter the MotoGP Legends Hall of Fame, and he'll complete some parade laps on Sunday, before the race.

 

Two rivals, two incredible riders, celebrated together before the Mugello Grand Prix

 

 

 

 

 

Allright, let's dive into this weekend's schedule in Mugello

 

 

FRIDAY

7.55: FP1 Moto3

8.50: FP1 MotoGP

9.50: FP1 Moto2

 

12.10: FP2 Moto3

13.05: FP2 MotoGP

14.05: FP2 Moto2

 

SATURDAY

7.55: FP3 Moto3

8.50: FP3 MotoGP

9.50: FP3 Moto2

 

11.30: QP Moto3

12.30: FP4 MotoGP

13.10: QP MotoGP   

14.10: QP Moto2

15.10: Moto E – Race 1

 

SUNDAY

7.55: WarmUp Moto3, Moto2, MotoGP

10: Race Moto3 

11.20: Race Moto2            

13.00: Race MotoGP  

14.10: Moto E – Race 2 

 

 

(UK TIMES)
 

 

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#2 InSearchOfThe

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Posted 26 May 2022 - 09:21

Voted Pecco. It's now or never to prove he's the Alpha dog at Ducati.

Are Rossi and Biaggi civil with each other now both are retired? Great rivalry once upon a time.

Had to mention NBC's shitty MotoGp coverage. Never a live event. Always 8 hours after the fact. Boo.

#3 thegamer23

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Posted 26 May 2022 - 12:21

Ducati riders parade with road bikes in Mugello

 

 

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Edited by thegamer23, 26 May 2022 - 12:23.


#4 thegamer23

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Posted 26 May 2022 - 18:40

9 Ducatis on track this weekend!

Michele Pirro will ride a GP22 with Aruba SBK Team livery & sponsors

 

Another contender for Top 10.

 

 

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Edited by thegamer23, 26 May 2022 - 18:44.


#5 thegamer23

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 08:40

MotoGP FP1 going on

 

Scary moment with Aleix & Oliveira  :eek:

 

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This could have ended in tears, 350 km/h there


Edited by thegamer23, 27 May 2022 - 08:44.


#6 messy

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 08:41

Really like the new Pramac livery. About time they changed it up really.



#7 thegamer23

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 08:43

Really like the new Pramac livery. About time they changed it up really.

 

Quite a distinctive look!

Nice to see a new sponsor coming in

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Edited by thegamer23, 27 May 2022 - 08:43.


#8 JRodrigues

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 08:47

What on earth was Aleix thinking?? What an idiot

 

https://twitter.com/...102233307697153



#9 Disgrace

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 08:51

Probably should be a penalty for irresponsible riding.



#10 thegamer23

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 08:53

FP1 TOP 10

 

Nakagami on fire

 

 

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#11 messy

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 08:54

I love the Aleix Espargaro redemption story, but he does test your goodwill sometimes by being a bit of a tool.



#12 JRodrigues

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 09:08

FP1 TOP 10

 

Nakagami on fire

 

 

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On fumes? stopped at the end of the session, but don't know if it was just after setting that time.



#13 Disgrace

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 09:09

On fumes? stopped at the end of the session, but don't know if it was just after setting that time.

 

They bolted on a new set of tyres, so it isn't that representative indeed.



#14 messy

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 09:55

Nakagami will probably pop up like this at times - he's fighting for his career now isn't he? I don't know if it's been announced yet, but by all accounts Ogura has that Idemitsu seat signed and sealed.



#15 Pete_f1

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 11:28

Bad three bike crash in the Moto3 fp2

#16 Disgrace

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 11:28

Sasaki looked like he was hit in the head. Bad news.



#17 thegamer23

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 11:31

Jeez...fingers crossed!

Sasaki was conscious, he was moving afterwards. 

So hopefully nothing very serious. :up:


Edited by thegamer23, 27 May 2022 - 11:33.


#18 Disgrace

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 11:31

Looks like he was conscious on the stretcher, whew. Weekend definitely over. 



#19 Risil

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 11:37

Moto3 just doesn't work on these big tracks.



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#20 krapmeister

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 11:39

Am I right in thinking Sasaki was caught up in the Dupasquier crash last year?



#21 Jambo

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 11:39

Why on earth are they so reluctant to throw red flags, that should have been one instantly.



#22 Disgrace

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 11:40

Am I right in thinking Sasaki was caught up in the Dupasquier crash last year?

 

Yep, he was onboard the bike that killed him. A hideous irony.



#23 krapmeister

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 11:45

Yep, he was onboard the bike that killed him. A hideous irony.

 

Geez this sport can be so brutal at times. Fingers crossed he's ok



#24 thegamer23

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 13:09

FP2 RESULTS

Aprilia VS Ducati in home soil?

Civil War! 

 

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Edited by thegamer23, 27 May 2022 - 19:46.


#25 Astandahl

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 19:48

Yamaha looks terrible for now.

 

Dovizioso and Morbidelli are performing worse than Rossi last year.



#26 thegamer23

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 08:17

Bagnaia crashes in FP3!

Got quite close with the wall there.

Sill in P2 tho, Aleix in front

 

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Edited by thegamer23, 28 May 2022 - 08:19.


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Posted 28 May 2022 - 08:26

The quarterly Vinales sign of life before disappointing

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 08:32

Pecco Drops a time

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 08:35

Ducati rookies doing quite good right now

#30 thegamer23

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 08:42

Eventful FP3 to say the laest!

The Beast was looking good for P2 behind Pecco, but crashed out at the last corner.

Nearly saved it tho



#31 thegamer23

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 08:44

FP3 RESULTS

 

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 08:45

Was that the same corner?



#33 RedRabbit

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 08:54

Brad Binder always quick out the box, but can't seem to improve his times over the weekend, while everyone else does.

If he and KTM can figure that out, he'd surely be a regular podium contender without starting so far back.

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 09:14

Q1 Will be exciting

#35 Astandahl

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 10:20



#36 Disgrace

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 11:04

Concussion and two broken collarbones for Sasaki. A lucky escape all things considered.



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Posted 28 May 2022 - 11:11

Moto 3 QP going on, than MotoGP time right after F1 FP3

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 11:32

Getting cloudy, rain chances increasing

#39 Disgrace

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 11:39

A costly pair of errors from Bastianini. No chance to improve now.



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#40 thegamer23

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 11:41

Uh oh, raining!

Could be a spectacular quali

#41 NickeyF1

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 11:45

There is alot of rain coming to Mugello in the next hour (radar shows heavy/thundery showers). This could get spicy...



#42 thegamer23

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 11:54

Lightning!

Heavy shower expected in the next 30 min

Could be one for the rainmasters

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Edited by thegamer23, 28 May 2022 - 11:55.


#43 thegamer23

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 12:04

Q1 in 5 minutes

 

Where's Anthony West when you need him?

 

Thunderstorm incoming
 

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Edited by thegamer23, 28 May 2022 - 12:10.


#44 thegamer23

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 12:18

Binder gambling on the slicks!



#45 thegamer23

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 12:28

Fabio Digianantonio gets to Q2 with the best time!
 

The rookie shines in mixed conditions!

Marc Marquez gets through as well.

 

Jack Miller gets eliminated, no Thriller today.


Edited by thegamer23, 28 May 2022 - 12:28.


#46 OO7

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 12:30

That was fun!



#47 EndlessMotion

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 12:32

Great session in really difficult conditions



#48 thegamer23

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 12:33

Very dark, heavy rain could be around the corner.

First guys who sets a competitive laptime in Q2 could be in front



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Posted 28 May 2022 - 12:35

Surprised with the lightning around they will head out tbh

#50 Ali623

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 12:36

This will be intense