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2016 MotoGP images at Mugello, Italy

Weekend of the squeeze: Lorenzo tops sensational Mugello

May 232016

120km. 75 miles. Top speeds touching 350kmph along the 1.2km straight. 27 degree temperatures and 100,600 flare-waving and boisterous fans: time for Mugello. The Gran Premio D’Italia cycled MotoGP onto round six and into the rippled hillside landscape of Tuscany and lapping a 5km circuit that is as fast and eye-watering as it is picturesque. What a stage for racing…and all three classes delivered in the best possible way with MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 decided by no more than hundreds of a second each time. Movistar Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo triumphed for the third time this season by less than the length of his factory M1 from Marc Marquez. Mugello might be the spiritual home for Valentino Rossi – The Doctor operating at the track for the twentieth year and sealing pole position – but the asphalt is the utter domain of the world champion who notched his fifth victory in eight years and has not dropped out of the top two in that time.