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- Mugello, Italy
- JUL 15, 2012 at 8:40 AM
- JUL 15, 2012 at 4:30 PM
The 2012 MotoGP series thunders on with the next stop at Italy's Mugello Circuit. Located in the Mugello region of Italy near just north of Florence, in the beautiful countryside of Tuscany. In the Middle Ages it was home to numerous castles, and was later acquired by the Republic of Florence. A more recent landscape changing event was the creation of an artificial body of water, Lake of Bilancino on the Sieve river.
Bought by Ferrari back in 1988, the track has been renovated to a high standard and has a growing reputation as one of the world’s most up-to-date, scenic and safest race circuits. A blend of slow and fast turns with sweeping curves, long straights and off-camber corners make Mugello one of the most challenging circuits for the riders and engineers. Having hosted its first MotoGP event back in 1976 the venue became a permanent fixture in 1991 after extensive refurbishment. Set within a beautiful tree lined Tuscan valley, Mugello also offers ample viewing areas for a particularly boisterous and partisan Italian crowd.
Pole Position: Right
Length: 5 245 m / 3.259 miles
Right corners: 9
Left corners: 6
Longest straight: 1 141 m / 0.709 miles
MotoGP 1’50.003, C. Stoner ’08, Ducati
250cc 1’53.669, A. Bautista ’08, Aprilia
125cc 1’58.570, M. Di Meglio ’08, Derbi