Italian GP (2018)

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Honda riders had to ‘pick their poison’ at Mugello

All of MotoGP’s tyre options were “wrong” for Honda at Mugello last weekend, forcing the marque’s riders to ‘pick their poison’, according to Franco Morbidelli.

Marquez crash like “gold” for Dovizioso title bid

Andrea Dovizioso has described MotoGP points leader Marc Marquez’s crash in the Italian Grand Prix as being “like gold” for his own title ambitions.

Zarco explains worst weekend of MotoGP season

Tech 3 Yamaha rider Johann Zarco has put his struggles in MotoGP’s Italian Grand Prix down to a lack of rear grip and the poor feeling this gave him.

Vinales: "Yamaha promised I'd win, not fight satellite Ducatis"

Maverick Vinales has urged Yamaha to live up to its promise of providing him a winning MotoGP bike after his low-key run to eighth in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix.

Pedrosa accepts blame for first-lap Nakagami tangle

Dani Pedrosa has taken the blame for the crash that took him and fellow Honda rider Takaaki Nakagami out of contention on the opening lap of MotoGP's Italian Grand Prix.

Lorenzo had to "completely change" style for Mugello win

Jorge Lorenzo says he had to “completely change” his riding style throughout the Mugello MotoGP weekend to secure his first victory with Ducati.

Petrucci: Marquez deserved penalty for first-lap clash

Pramac Ducati rider Danilo Petrucci believes Honda rival Marc Marquez should have been penalised for their run-in on the opening lap of the Mugello MotoGP race.

Marquez: "Impossible" to beat Lorenzo even without crash

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez believes he won't have challenged Jorge Lorenzo for victory at Mugello even if he had avoided crashing early in the race.

Rossi still "not fast enough" to fight for title

Valentino Rossi believes he is still "not fast enough" to fight for the MotoGP title this season despite registering his third podium of the campaign at Mugello and moving up to second in the standings.

Lorenzo: Bittersweet Mugello win changes "nothing" for future

Jorge Lorenzo has admitted that taking his first MotoGP win for Ducati will do "nothing" to change his contractual situation with the Italian manufacturer.

Mugello MotoGP: Lorenzo gets first Ducati win, Marquez crashes

Jorge Lorenzo secured his first MotoGP victory since he joined Ducati in dominant style in the Italian Grand Prix, while Marc Marquez's points lead took a hit as he crashed.

Mugello MotoGP: Iannone leads Marquez in warm-up

Suzuki MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone set the pace in the Sunday warm-up session ahead of the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.

Analysis: The other Italian who could spoil Rossi's party

Valentino Rossi scored a popular pole position in front of his adoring public at Mugello - but it's another Italian rider who will begin his home race as marginal favourite, as Jamie Klein explains.

Pramac unveils Lamborghini livery for Mugello race

The Pramac Ducati MotoGP outfit has unveiled a special Lamborghini livery that it will race in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix.

Lorenzo confident Ducati race stamina issues resolved

Ducati MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo says he has overcome the problems that resulted in him tumbling down the order in the previous round at Le Mans.

Vinales: "Lucky" dashboard message key to front row

Maverick Vinales admits a crucial Q1 dashboard message from Yamaha was “luckily” timed to help him progress to the pole shootout and secure a front-row spot on the Mugello MotoGP grid.

Mugello MotoGP: Rossi scores first pole since 2016

Valentino Rossi scored his first MotoGP pole position since 2016 at the end of a scintillating qualifying session at Mugello, beating Jorge Lorenzo by less than half a tenth.

Mugello MotoGP: Marquez tops FP3, Vinales to Q1

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez topped the third practice session with a new record lap at Mugello, as Yamaha's Maverick Vinales was consigned to Q1.

Pirro concussed, dislocated shoulder in Mugello crash

Ducati has revealed Michele Pirro suffered concussion and a dislocated shoulder in his horror Mugello MotoGP practice crash.

Dovizioso "angry" after lost Mugello practice time

Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso was left "angry" after a blown engine and a defective tyre compromised his efforts on the opening day of practice for MotoGP's Italian Grand Prix.

Iannone: Mugello form shows Suzuki split "unfortunate"

Andrea Iannone says his form in MotoGP practice at Mugello shows his impending split with Suzuki is "unfortunate" for both parties.

Espargaro blasts "crazy" Mugello Turn 1 after Pirro crash

Aleix Espargaro believes MotoGP came close to having a tragedy in practice at Mugello, as he reiterated calls for the "crazy" Turn 1 wall to be modified after Michele Pirro's huge crash.

Mugello MotoGP: Iannone tops FP2, huge crash for Pirro

Suzuki rider Andrea Iannone continued his strong Mugello MotoGP form by topping second practice for the Italian Grand Prix, which was interrupted by a major crash for Michele Pirro.

Pirro hospitalised after horror practice crash

Ducati wildcard Michele Pirro has been taken to hospital after suffering a violent crash in Friday's second MotoGP practice session at Mugello.

Mugello MotoGP: Iannone dominates opening practice

Suzuki rider Andrea Iannone dominated the opening practice session for MotoGP's Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, beating Ducati wildcard Michele Pirro by over half a second.

Rabat cleared to race at Mugello after testing crash

Avintia Ducati MotoGP rider Tito Rabat has received the go-ahead to race in this weekend's Italian Grand Prix at Mugello after being hospitalised in a violent testing crash last week.