Nine Times MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi is set for his 300th Grand Prix appearance at Mugello – 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.
With his victory at the French GP Marquez became first rider to win the opening five races of the year, all from pole position, since Giacomo Agostini in the 500 class in 1971.
Marquez will know, however…
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