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.Alvaro Bautista, French GP, Italian Grand Prix, Marc Marquez, MotoGP, Mugello, Valentino Rossi
Sunday’s sixth round of the 2014 MotoGP season will see nine-time champion Valentino Rossi make his 300th Grand Prix start in the 838th official MotoGP race … meaning that the Doctor will have started in 35.8 percent of all Grand Prix events, reports Gregory Haines.Marc Marquez, MotoGP, Mugello, Valentino Rossi
As MotoGP™ heads to Mugello, for what is always one of the most anticipated rounds on the calendar, Valentino Rossi is all set for his 300th Grand Prix appearance – having achieved his 150th premier class podium last time out at Le Mans.
Following the race in France, in which Rossi finished second to the victorious Marc Marquez, he was already looking forward to the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM and another chance to battle with the in-form World Champion and standings leader, this time in front of the passionate Italian crowd.Italian GP, MotoGP, Mugello, Valentino Rossi
Valentino Rossi, who will be making his 300th start in his home race at Mugello next weekend, has joked that he wishes he had met Marc Marquez earlier in his career, having witnessed the fantastic form of the current MotoGP™ World Champion.
The seven-time premier class title winner again finished second to the Spaniard in the fifth round of the World Championship at Le Mans in France last Sunday.Jorge Lorenzo, Marc Marquez, MotoGP, Valentino Rossi
In his 299th Grand Prix appearance Valentino Rossi led the Le Mans race for several laps and secured his 150th premier-class podium in second place.
Rossi pushed hard from the start of the fifth race of the year, getting into the lead in the early stages from fifth on the grid, capitalizing on a mistake from eventual race winner Marc Marquez.Le Mans, MotoGP, Valentino Rossi