MotoGP Basics - Circuit Details - Mugello Circuit
Snapshot: Here is all the dope you need for circuit at Mugello where the upcoming MotoGP race will beheld!!
Called Autodromo del Mugello, Italy is a race track owned by none other than Ferrari, the Mugello circuit is among one of the modern circuits of the calendar and yes a pretty iconic one too. Ferrari bought the track way back in 1988, and since then it has been renovated to stay up to date with times. Located in the gorgeous scenic beauty of Florence and its country of Tuscany. The track also consists of one of the longest straights in the whole MotoGP race calendar. Mugello is among one of the most loved tracks throughout the paddock and is considered to be one of the most challenging circuits for the riders and engineers through its beautiful layout having a blend of slow turn and fast turns with sweeping corners, long straights where the MotoGP machines have the capabilities to touch supremely fast top speeds. The racing began at the track back in 1976 however, the track became a regular venue only since 1991 after a profound makeover of the track.
The Track is 5.245 kilometres long and it consists of a total of 15 corners, where 6 are left corners while the rest of the 9 corners are right hander's, meaning the tires spend most of their times on the right side requiring dual compound tires for the race where the right tyre wall is more tougher and harder than the left side. The longest straight on the track is a whopping 1141 meters making it one of the few places where the MotoGP prototype machines can touch there limits, while the track with is a lovely 14 meters. The MotoGP race is a scheduled 23 race here at Mugello which means that the GP machines travel a total distance of 120.6km before we get the race result.
The 2014 MotoGP race at Mugello was won by Marc Marquez and it was among one of his dominant victories in the first part of the season which saw Marquez winning the record first 10 races of the season. the rest of the podium places were snatched by Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi who came in 2nd and 3rd, respectively. The most number of race wins at Mugello has been won by none other than the Doctor him, Valentino Rossi winning 7 races thus far at Mugello, and is followed by Jorge Lorenzo with 3 race wins. Rossi's dominance also holds true for Pole records where he has scored 5 poles, the most by any rider at Mugello till date. Dani Pedrosa has the second most poles at Mugello, the number standing a t 3 and he is followed with 2 poles by the Legendary Casey Stoner.
The fastest lap ever recorded at the Mugello circuit in MotoGP was by Dani Pedrosa in 2013 where he lapped the circuit at 1'47.157 with an average speed of 176.2 kmph, this is also the fastest Pole record lap for the circuit. Whereas, the circuit record for the fastest race lap around Mugello was achieved my Marc Marquez in 2013 where he lapped at an average speed of 175.4Kmph and got a lap time of 1'47.639. However, it is Mugello, in the land of Ducati and the fastest ever recorded top speed at the Mugello circuit was achieved by Andrea Iannone on his Pramac Ducati and he clocked in a staggering top speed of 349.6kmph and it was the fastest top speed ever recorded on a MotoGP bike till the 2015 season began.
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