6 Interesting Facts about the 2022 Italian MotoGP at the Mugello Circuit, MotoGP Legend Valentino Rossi is the Champion

Italian MotoGP at the Mugello Circuit

The Italian MotoGP 2022 at the Mugello MotoGP circuit takes place this weekend, there are 6 interesting facts from the 8th round MotoGP venue.

What are 6 interesting facts from the 2022 Italian MotoGP at the Mugello MotoGP circuit this weekend,

The 2022 Italian MotoGP at the Mugello MotoGP circuit will be the home Grand Prix for racers, teams, and manufacturers.

Call it Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team), Franco Morbidelli (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and Andrea Dovizioso (WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team).

Do not miss Enea Bastianini and Fabio di Giannantonio (Gresini Racing MotoGP Team) as well as Luca Marini and Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Racing MotoGP Team).

The 2022 Italian MotoGP at the Mugello circuit is also widely used as an event to determine the transfer of MotoGP teams and riders next season.

Starting with the certainty of factory Suzuki racers Joan Mir and Alex Rins next year.

The fate of Jack Miller is still a factory Ducati racer or not in 2023.

Will Enea Bastianini, who has collected the most championships this season, replaces Jack Miller in the factory Ducati squad?

All of that is a spice that makes the 2022 Italian MotoGP at the Mugello circuit this weekend even more interesting.

In order not to be curious about 5 unique facts about the 2022 Italian MotoGP at the Mugello circuit, follow the discussion until it’s finished.

  1. MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi is the King of Champions

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi is no longer racing in MotoGP.

The MotoGP legend who has the nickname The Doctor officially retired last season.

Even though MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi is no longer racing in MotoGP, especially in the Italian MotoGP at the Mugello circuit.

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi is still the king of the Italian MotoGP champions at the Mugello MotoGP circuit.

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi managed to beat the Italian MotoGP champion 7 times in a row at the Mugello circuit from the 2002-to 2008 season.

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi’s record looks like it will last a long time.

  1. 2 people who can win on 2 different motorbikes

An interesting fact about the Italian MotoGP at the Mugello MotoGP circuit is that only 2 people have won on 2 different motorbikes.

This is based on the list of Italian MotoGP champions at the Mugello MotoGP circuit since 2002.

The 2002 season was a new era for the 4-stroke MotoGP, which was held to replace the previous era of the GP Motor or the GP 500 which relied on a 500 cc 2-stroke motorbike.

The 2 people who won the Italian MotoGP at the Mugello circuit riding 2 different motorbikes were Valentino Rossi on a Honda RC211V MotoGP motorbike (2002-2003) and a Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP motorbike (2004-2005).

And Jorge Lorenzo when he won on the Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP motorbike (2011-2013, 2014-2015) and the Ducati Desmosedici GP (2018).

Only 2 people who won the Italian MotoGP more than 2 times

The same two people have become the riders with the most championships in the Italian MotoGP at the Mugello circuit.

They are both Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo.

Valentino Rossi won the Italian MotoGP at the Mugello circuit 7 times.

Valentino Rossi scored 7 times as the Italian MotoGP champion at the Mugello circuit in a row.

Valentino Rossi won the Italian MotoGP 7 times at the Mugello circuit in the 2002-2008 season.

Then Jorge Lorenzo collected 6 times the Italian MotoGP champion at the Mugello MotoGP circuit.

Jorge Lorenzo won the Italian MotoGP at the Mugello circuit in the 2011-2013 season; 2015-2016 and 2018.

  1. Yamaha Factory Wins the Most

The factory Yamaha is the MotoGP bike with the most championships in the Italian MotoGP at the Mugello MotoGP circuit.

The statistics of factory Yamaha champions in the Italian MotoGP at the Mugello MotoGP circuit since 2002 have won 12 times.

A total of 12 times the champion is the contribution of 3 racers, namely Valentino Rossi (2004-2008); Jorge Lorenzo (2011-2013, 2015-2016), and Fabio Quartararo (2021).

  1. Fabio Quartararo Follows in the footsteps of MotoGP World Champion

Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP racer Fabio Quartararo follows in the footsteps of 6-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez.

Fabio Quartararo defeated the Italian MotoGP champion at the Mugello MotoGP circuit last season.

The same nick with 6-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez who has also only won once in the Italian MotoGP at the Mugello circuit in the 2014 season.

Fabio Quartararo also became the first rider outside of Spain, Italy, and Australia to win the Italian MotoGP at the Mugello circuit in 2002.

Fabio Quartararo is the first French racer to win the Italian MotoGP at the Mugello circuit.

Fabio Quartararo makes France the 4th country where a rider can win the Italian MotoGP at the Mugello circuit after Spain, Italy, and Australia.