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MotoGP Italia 2012: Maverick Viñales, Pol Espargaró and Jorge Lorenzo lead with Ducatista surprise
MotoGP Italia 2012: Maverick Viñales, Pol Espargaró and Jorge Lorenzo lead with Ducatista surprise

In the title of the post corresponding to the first free practice sessions of the Italian Grand Prix, we could have simply named the three drivers who have led the classification, ignoring the pleasant surprise that the Italian fans have had. But anyway, leaving it for later, it must be said that Maverick Viñales, Pol Espargaró and Jorge Lorenzo have been, as is customary, the fastest in the place.

In MotoGP Jorge has shown that The Yamaha M1 has little or nothing to envy the Honda of the Repsol team. And the thing is that the very long straight at Mugello should, in theory, favor the bikes with the golden wing, but practice has given us a slightly higher top speed in the Azulonas machines. Come on, that the supposed weak point of Yamaha is no longer so. Behind the Mallorcan Dani Pedrosa has stood, at only 31 thousandths, continuing with the fantastic work he is doing in 2012. Going down in the rankings we find a little surprise … A Ducati? No, two, and neither is Valentino Rossi.

Today Il Dottore has been in evidence against the performance of the other two Italians on the grid. Nicky hayden has been third, 81 thousandths of Lorenzo while Hector Barberá has been able to place in fourth place without the help of any wheel. This, incidentally, has marked the maximum top speed recorded reaching 346.7km / h. To find, as Mela would say, "the fastest kangaroo in the world" you have to go to sixth place, just after Andrea Dovizioso and before Ben Spies and Cal Crutchlow. Casey Stoner gave us the scare of the day after touching laterally with Danilo Petrucci. Petrux, for his part, has already apologized but asks for a little compression, true to reality, he says that it costs him a lot to reach 300km / h while the prototypes are 40km / h faster.

Moto2, Pol Espargaró, one step above

Pol Espargaró Mugello Italian GP

Pol Espargaro He reminds me, these days, of that Marc Márquez who seemed to be in another galaxy with respect to the rest of the grid. It was then, by the way, when everyone wanted to get on MotoGP almost automatically. I can't ask myself now, would Pol also go up so fast if he kept up with the pace he has? The Catalan is plugged in and only bad luck or the stellar appearance of Márquez or the irregular Andrea Iannone can keep him from victory. It is true that until the twelfth, Nico Terol, the difference does not reach a second but the feeling is of absolute dominance and control of the situation.

Bradley Smith, Thomas Luthi and Marc Márquez they have followed in the classification to the one of the team of Sito Pons. By the way, today, in order not to lose good habits, the Swiss had to endure the now so famous criticism in hand-to-hand fighting. We do not understand where the origin of the leadership of Mela Ch Wednes with the pilot comes from but we understand that the journalist, without a doubt, would knock him down without problems in the first melee assault.

Marc Márquez:

Moto3, Maverick Viñales: wax, polish wax

Maverick Viñales FP2 Mugello Gp Italia

Maverick Viñales, the pearl of the Blusens Avintia has returned to fly through a circuit. His perseverance at the head of all kinds of classifications, whether they are free practice, official or tests, will sooner or later end the morale of his opponents. Among them should be Sandro Cortese, today at six tenths, and Luis Salom, ninth in the combined standings at nearly a second. It seems that the inferiority of the Mallorcan's engine is increased by the characteristics of the picturesque Italian circuit.

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