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Yamaha confirms it overrevved its engines at Mugello

The engine failures suffered by Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo during the Italian Grand Prix were caused by an electronic issue that made the units overrev, Yamaha confirmed on Thursday.

Analysis: How Mugello proved to Vinales Yamaha was the right choice

Yamaha-bound rider Maverick Vinales is certain he's made the right choice to commit to a change of teams for 2017, instead of sticking with his current squad Suzuki.

Yamaha suspects overrevving to blame for engine failures

Yamaha overrevved its engines at Mugello, or at least that's the theory that the team has before the Japanese engineers open up the two units that blew up on Sunday.

Lorenzo "very lucky" to leave Mugello with points lead

Jorge Lorenzo has described himself as “very lucky” to have come away from the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello leading the MotoGP points standings.

Mugello MotoGP:'s rider ratings

The sixth round of the MotoGP championship trail was another one to savour, as Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez's epic duel went down to the wire - but who else stood out at Mugello? Jamie Klein and Valentin Khorounzhiy offer their verdict.

Pedrosa: Lack of one-lap pace "hard to swallow"

Honda rider Dani Pedrosa has admitted that his lack of single-lap pace in 2016 has been a tough pill to swallow.

Vinales thinks electronics glitch cost him podium finish

Maverick Vinales is convinced he could have finished on the podium in the Italian Grand Prix if not for an electronics problem that caused him to plummet down the order at the start.

Rossi: Points situation “very bad” after Mugello retirement

Valentino Rossi says his situation in the MotoGP points standings looks "very bad” after he recorded his second retirement of the year with an engine failure at Mugello.

Iannone says poor start ruined home victory chances

Mugello podium finisher Andrea Iannone was left to rue his poor start to his home race that he believes cost him a chance of a maiden MotoGP victory.

Baz in doubt for Catalunya after suffering broken foot

Loris Baz could be forced to miss the next MotoGP race at Catalunya after sustaining a broken right foot in a multi-bike shunt at the start of the Italian Grand Prix.

Lorenzo thought he had lost to Marquez exiting final corner

Italian Grand Prix winner Jorge Lorenzo admitted he thought he had lost out to Marc Marquez as he exited the final corner of a thrilling Mugello race.

Marquez could “see that the victory was there” for the taking

MotoGP star Marc Marquez was left to rue his Honda’s lack of acceleration compared to Jorge Lorenzo’s Yamaha at the finish of the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello – having led the race until its final yards.

Mugello MotoGP: Lorenzo beats Marquez in wild fight as Rossi retires

Jorge Lorenzo narrowly held off Marc Marquez to take back-to-back MotoGP wins at Mugello, as Valentino Rossi was denied a shot at a home victory when his Yamaha's engine expired in a cloud of smoke.

Mugello MotoGP: Vinales leads the way in morning warm-up

Maverick Vinales topped Sunday morning's warm-up session for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, beating nearest challenger Andrea Dovizioso by a tenth of a second.

Front row for Iannone, third in qualifying for Italian GP at Mugello

Pirro places in eleventh and starts from row 4, while Dovizioso in thirteenth is one row further back

Vinales says Lorenzo "can't talk" about qualifying strategy

Maverick Vinales has accused Jorge Lorenzo of being hypocritical about MotoGP qualifying tactics, saying the Yamaha rider works with Andrea Iannone on-track.

Lorenzo says Rossi pole down to "strategy" not speed

MotoGP points leader Jorge Lorenzo says Valentino Rossi was only able to be fastest in qualifying at Mugello with the tow of future teammate Maverick Vinales.

Rossi powers to phenomenal pole in Mugello

Valentino Rossi brought massive cheers to the Autodromo del Mugello circuit today as he took a sensational pole position in the qualifying session ahead of tomorrow's Gran Premio d'Italia

Rossi insists Vinales qualifying tow not pre-planned

Valentino Rossi is adamant he was simply “lucky” to get a tow from Maverick Vinales during qualifying at Mugello, and that the two riders had not planned to run together.

Marquez fears Mugello podium will be a “tough” ask

Marc Marquez says he is expecting a “tough” time finishing on the podium in the Italian Grand Prix after qualifying only fourth at Mugello.

Mugello MotoGP: Rossi storms to pole on home turf

Valentino Rossi left it late to grab his second pole position of the MotoGP season on home soil at Mugello, getting the perfect tow from Maverick Vinales to grab the top spot in the dying stages.

Espargaro upset at Suzuki: “I thought I was valued more”

Aleix Espargaro has expressed his resentment that his Suzuki MotoGP team decided to sign Andrea Iannone for next season without giving him prior warning.

Rabat ruled out of Mugello with fractured collarbone

Marc VDS rider Tito Rabat will take no further part in the Mugello MotoGP weekend after getting injured in a crash in Saturday's FP3.

Mugello MotoGP: Iannone edges Marquez in third practice

Andrea Iannone continued his impressive run in Saturday morning's third practice session for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, beating Marc Marquez by less than a tenth.