Marc Marquez
May 31

MotoGP: Marquez Meets Alonso, Admits Interest In Trying F1

MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez (left) is seen with F1 driver Fernando Alonso (right) prior to the Grand Prix of Italy. (Photo: Getty Images)

World Champion (left) is seen with F1 driver (right) prior to the Grand Prix of Italy. (Photo: Getty Images)

Two giants of world motorsport came together at the Circuit when Marc Marquez and Fernando Alonso got together on the eve of Sunday’s .

The two Spanish stars met in Marquez’s Repsol Honda garage after he claimed pole position for the 23 lap race, his sixth consecutive pole this season.

Marquez, 21 and the youngest ever MotoGP World Champion, later revealed that one day he would like to try an F1 car but not in a race.

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May 31

MotoGP: Marquez Takes Mugello Pole To Extend Perfect Run

Marc Marquez has won all six poles in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

has won all six poles in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Having taken pole at the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM on Saturday afternoon, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) heads the grid again for Sunday’s sixth race of the year, with (Pramac Racing) and (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) also featured on the front row.

A 1:47.270 lap gave Marquez his sixth consecutive pole this year and his seventh successive top grid spot including Valencia last year, as his perfect form continued.

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May 30

MotoGP: Marquez Fastest On Wet Friday At Mugello

Marc Marquez set the fastest time on Friday at Mugello Circuit. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

set the fastest time on Friday at Circuit. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

As the premier class action on the opening day of the 2014 Gran Premio d’Italia TIM concluded at Mugello, light rain restricted the riders’ activity – with Marc Marquez fastest on Friday courtesy of his FP1 best time.

Some late timed laps in FP2 for the riders saw Ducati Team’s test rider and wild card this weekend Michele Pirro top with a 2:05.435 in the mixed conditions, with only Nicky Hayden (Drive M7 Aspar), (GO&FUN Honda Gresini) and Hiroshi Aoyama (Drive M7 Aspar) joining him on a relatively meaningless afternoon timesheet.

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May 29

Video: MotoGP Le Mans podium all crashed in Mugello last year

The at marks an important weekend for all three Le Mans podium finishers: (1st), (2nd) and (3rd).

Mugello remains one of two circuits Marquez does not have a podium on and serves as the home race for nine-time champion Valentino Rossi, who crashed out in a collision with Bautista at this circuit last year.

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May 28

300 races later: Rossi’s stats put Marquez on toes entering Mugello

17-year-old Valentino Rossi en route to his first Grand Prix victory in the 125cc class in August 1996. (Photo: Mark Thompson/Allsport/Getty Images)

17-year-old en route to his first Grand Prix victory in the 125cc class in August 1996. (Photo: Mark Thompson/Allsport/Getty Images)

Sunday’s sixth round of the 2014 season will see nine-time champion Valentino Rossi make his 300th Grand Prix start in the 838th official race … meaning that the Doctor will have started in 35.8 percent of all Grand Prix events, reports Gregory Haines.

Meanwhile, , who has won all five MotoGP races in 2014, admits that will be a challenge for him after suffering multiple crashes on this circuit last year.

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