Mugello the next target for the Repsol Honda team

The MotoGP World Championship returns to the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello for the sixth round of the 2021 season. Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro are ready for their next challenges.

With a wet and wild French GP behind them, the Repsol Honda Team has regrouped and is ready to do it all again at the Italian Grand Prix. After 2021 could not be driven in Mugello due to the global pandemic, 2021 will be a welcome return to the legendary Italian racetrack. 2019 was an exciting fight in which Marc Marquez finished second in just 0.043 seconds after an intense race with Petrucci and Dovizioso.

Marc Marquez arrives in Italy, strengthened by his performance in France, leads the race and, despite a fall, is faster than the leaders. Although his efforts were ultimately not rewarded, the eight-time world champion showed that he has lost none of the spirit of his champion during his recovery. But Marquez remains realistic about his physical condition and knows it will be another weekend of steady work. Mugello was the scene of Marquez’s first Grand Prix win in 2010 in the 125cc class, which featured team-mate Pol Espargaro on the podium in 2021.

Pol Espargaro keeps showing speed boosts throughout the 2021 season and is keen to put everything together and reach its potential in Mugello. Impressive dry weather speed was hardly to be counted in France on Sunday, but the driver of the Repsol Honda Team remains more determined and focused than ever before in the direction of Italy. Espargaro’s first goal for the weekend is to confirm his dry Le Mans feeling on the Honda RC213V on the 5.2 km circuit.

The Italian GP starts another double-headed weekend after next weekend with the Grand Prix of Catalonia, an intense time for drivers and teams, but an exciting one for fans. The campaign in Italy begins on Friday, May 28, at 09:55 a.m. local time with free practice 1.