Super confident Smith returns to GP winning venue - Tim Grand Prix of Italy 2011

Posted on Jun 27, 2011 by Nick Harris

Twenty year old Bradley Smith returns to Mugello where he won a couple of years ago buoyed up by two podium finishes in the previous two rounds of the Moto2 World Championship.

The magnificent 3.259 mile Tuscan circuit stages the eighth round of the Championship, the TIM Grand Prix of Italy and Smith relishes the challenge at the track where he won the 125cc race two years ago. Riding the Tech3 Honda he moved into fourth place in the World Championship following his third place in the wet at the previous round in Holland and is just seven points behind second placed Marc Marquez who won in Assen.

Bradley Smith:
When it started to rain again in Assen and I knew I had a chance of the podium I just did the sensible thing and took the 16-points.  It kept drying out and I found it more difficult, but to get that result was absolutely awesome. I love Mugello so hopefully I'll be very competitive there next weekend. I won there a couple of years ago and both me and the team go to Italy with great confidence and hoping for some better weather.”

After two miserable wet weekends the MotoGP teams arrive in Mugello for round eight of the World Championship seeking some sunshine at the TIM Grand Prix of Italy.

It promises to be an intriguing battle round the magnificent 3.259 miles Mugello circuit that nestles in the contours of the Tuscan hills high above the City of Florence.


EVENT TIME SCHEDULE
Friday 1 July
09.15 – 09.55              125cc Free Practice 1
10.10 – 10.55              MotoGP Free Practice 1
11.10 – 11.55              Moto2 Free Practice 1
13.15 – 13.55              125cc Free Practice 2
14.10 – 14.55              MotoGP Free Practice 2
15.10 – 15.55              Moto2 Free Practice 2

Saturday 2 July
09.15 – 09.55              125cc Free Practice 3
10.10 – 10.55              MotoGP Free Practice 3
11.10 – 11.55              Moto2 Free Practice 3
13.00 – 13.40              125cc Qualifying Practice
13.55 – 14.55              MotoGP Qualifying Practice
15.10 – 15.55              Moto2 Qualifying Practice

Sunday 3 July
08.40 – 09.00              125cc Warm Up
09.10 – 09.30              Moto2 Warm Up
09.40 – 10.00              MotoGP Warm Up
11.00                           125cc RACE (20 laps)
12.15                           Moto2 RACE (21 laps)
14.00                           MotoGP RACE (23 laps)

Schedule is local time
Time Zone: GMT + 2 hours

 

TELEVISION TIMES
Practice, qualifying and the races will be shown at the following times on British television:

BBC
Saturday 2 July
11.50 – 15.00 MotoGP Qualifying Red Button/Online

Sunday 3 July
10.00 – 10.30    125cc Race BBC Red Button/Online LIVE
11.15 – 12.15    Moto2 Race BBC Red Button/Online LIVE
12.30 – 14.00    MotoGP Race BBC Two/Online LIVE


BRITISH EUROSPORT 2
Friday 1 July
12.10 – 15.00 Live Free Practice 125cc, MotoGP, Moto2

Saturday 2 July
11.55 – 15.10 Live Qualifying 125cc, Moto2, MotoGP

Sunday 3 July
9.45    125cc Race Live
11.15    Moto2 Race Live
14.00    MotoGP Action

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