The sixth round of the 2023 MotoGP season at the Mugello circuit has only one undisputed protagonist: our Suomy rider Pecco Bagnaia!
By setting a new track record at Mugello (1’44″855), Pecco is authour of a perfect weekend starting from qualifying on Saturday morning, during which he manages to conquer the pole position.
During the Sprint Race on Saturday afternoon, Pecco is initially forced to give up the first position, leaving Jorge Martin at the lead, but only for a few moments, because on the fourth lap our Suomy rider regains the first position and keeps it until the end of the race .
The performance of our Suomy rider is even more perfect on Sunday, when he maintains the lead of the race from the first to the last lap and crosses the finish line with more than a second advantage over his pursuers.
The home Grand Prix could not have had a better ending for our Pecco, who with these amazing performances scores his third victory of the season and extends the gap by 21 points in the general classification compared to Marco Bezzecchi.
With the victory of the Italian GP Pecco Bagnaia proudly brings on the podium the new Suomy S1-XR racing helmet, developed specifically for Pecco and subjected to numerous tests by our Suomy rider to guarantee the best performance in terms of aerodynamics, width of the field of vision, comfort and ventilation.
For the home Grand Prix, Pecco wears S1-XR with a special Mugello graphics, created by VR46 in collaboration with Starline, with which he pays homage to the Tuscan circuit by depicting the Italian flag and the names of the curves of the track with his handwritten notes.
“This feels even better than last year’s victory because after yesterday the only way to have a better conclusion was to win my home GP. It has been a great weekend – pole position, sprint race win and today’s win so I’m very happy. I want to say thanks to all the fans here today, the crowd was very impressive. The pace was strong but the conditions were very tough for the hot temperature. I was trying not to give any chance to Martin to come closer, because he was with the soft tyre and I knew that his potential could be higher. He was always 0.4/0.5 so I tried to be calm and not get nervous, but then when I saw he was struggling a bit I just tried to push more to open the gap. My team did an incredible job, and my physio and my trainer helped me a lot in this period with the fracture, so a big thanks also to them.”
Francesco Bagnaia – 1st
World Standings P. 1
On the other hand, our Suomy rider Romano Fenati in Moto3 cannot be said to be equally satisfied, as his bike shuts down after the sighting lap. After an unfortunate start, he begins his comeback and comes close to better times than the leading group, but this is not enough and he finishes the race with no points in seventeenth position.
“We are happy and satisfied with the work done even during the weekend break. The whole team goes ahead, studying and analyzing every possible improvement to be made to the bike. See you at the next appointment”.
Romano Fenati – 17th
World Standings P. 22
A weekend of strong emotions at the Mugello circuit also for the MotoE class, where our Suomy rider Matteo Ferrari conquers second place in Race 1 and third place in Race 2, results that allow him to move to second position in the general classification, just two points behind the leader Jordi Torres.
“The home race is always very exciting; I would have preferred to win at least one encounter but today we achieved the best we could, especially in race two, as the conditions were very difficult and we don’t have enough information in the wet with this bike, despite the tests we had at Jerez – which went really well. We still have a couple more important events this month, so we must do well and think about the championship run.”
Matteo Ferrari – Race 1 – 2nd; Race 2 – 3rd
World Standings P. 2
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17 June – 18 June
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