MUGELLO AWAITS IANNONE FOR HIS ‘HOME’ RACE
The exciting Circuit of Mugello is awaiting Team SUZUKI ECSTAR for the sixth round of the 2016 World Championship, with added anticipation for Andrea Iannone for what he considers his home circuit. The Italian has won many races in Italy in the past, and has been one of the protagonists every year.
The elevated emotional level is also a defining characteristic for Sylvain Guintoli, the replacement rider for injured Alex Rins. Guintoli is a fan of the speed of this circuit. He is also eager to continue the development work started two weeks ago in Le Mans on the GSX-RR.
Mugello’s blend of slow and fast turns with sweeping curves, long straights and off-camber (negative-bank) corners make it one of the most challenging circuits for the riders and engineers. Owned by Ferrari since 1988, the 5.245km track has been renovated to the highest standards and has a growing reputation as one of the world’s most up-to-date, scenic and safest race circuits.
“Mugello is one of the best tracks for me. I have won many times here in my career, and last year I had one of my best races ever. Having the support of the Italian fans is incredible. It’s going to be one of the most emotional rounds of the championship. This is “my” track, and I really hope for a great weekend. We still have many unknowns that can use to realise our potential, and so we continue to work to have a very good race for “my” circuit.”
“After a very exciting return to MotoGP with the GSX-RR in Le Mans, I hope we can build on this experience to improve the pace. Mugello has always been one of my favourites. I am so happy to be able to race again on this fantastic track. Also, it will be a very special feeling to again experience the “exclusively MotoGP top speed” in the main straight!”