GP of Italy, Mugello MotoGP

Good place for Iannone and Team Suzuki Ecstar at Mugello.

Warm weekend on the most beautiful circuit in the world. A special weekend where heads and hearts were all aimed at Nicky Hayden’s recent disappearance.

Eight years after Stoner’s victory (2009), Ducati and Dovizioso dominate the Tuscan race and enter the story, as it’s the first time that an Italian rider wins the Mugello race with an Italian motorbike in the top class.

On the podium, Vinales (Yamaha) and Petrucci with the Ducati Pramac, after a battle that saw them involved in the second part of the race, while Dovizioso was able to detach the two rivals.

Clear headed and rational as always, Vinales stretches his points advantage in the world rankings to 26 on Dovizioso and 30 on Rossi.

With the official Honda in difficulty on the Tuscan track, Marquez was only sixth; the Ducati satellite occupied the top six, with first and second place and then the fifth place of Bautista with only 6 seconds from Dovizioso.

Suzuki’s Andrea Iannone, who qualified down in 16th, has been suffering with a nasty stomach bug all week. We met him on Thursday and he was dehydrated and postrated, but yesterday he finished the race in tenth place with an admissible detachment, 13 seconds from podium.

Guintoli ends out of the points area, but has honored his second race with Suzuki.

The 2017 championship is very competitive and the six races to date have been a tough test bench for Team Suzuki Ecstar, but the Tuscan track could be the 2017 turning point.

There is not even time to think about too much, the circus is already moving to Barcelona for the GP of Catalunya on Sunday, where Alex Rins, the youngest rookie, lwill be back after the injury in Argentina and we’re sure he can’t wait to ride his GSX-RR again.

We go out on a limb, maybe the climb is over.