Pirro to make wildcard outing for Ducati at Mugello

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Pirro to make wildcard outing for Ducati at Mugello
Jamie Klein
By: Jamie Klein
May 18, 2016, 11:40 AM

Ducati tester Michele Pirro will make his fourth appearance of the MotoGP season this weekend at Mugello on a third works Ducati.

Michele Pirro, Ducati Team
Michele Pirro, Ducati Team
Michele Pirro, Ducati Team
Michele Pirro, Octo Pramac Racing

The 29-year-old Italian, who deputised for the injured Danilo Petrucci at Argentina, Austin and Jerez, will race the 2016 Desmosedici GP for the first time this season alongside regulars Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone.

It marks the third year in succession the Bologna marque has fielded an extra works bike at Mugello for Pirro, who finished eighth in his one-off appearance last season.

“I am happy to race at Mugello with the Desmosedici GP and with my team, seeing as we’ve always done some good races together," said Pirro.

"My bike will have the same configuration as those of the factory team and so we will try and be quick and competitive, as we showed last year."

Pirro currently sits 16th in the points standings with a best finish of eighth at Austin.

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Series MotoGP
Event Italian GP
Location Mugello Circuit
Drivers Michele Pirro
Teams Ducati Team Shop Now
Author Jamie Klein
Article type Breaking news