This weekend, the Repsol Honda Team tackles the Grand Prix of Italy, in the eighth round of the 2011 MotoGP Championship, in good spirits. Not only spurred on by the good results achieved in recent races by Casey Stoner and Andrea Dovizioso, but also by the welcomed return of Dani Pedrosa to the competition.
With his second position at Assen, Casey Stoner has extended his lead in the Championship to 28 points over Jorge Lorenzo, while Andrea Dovizioso, third in Holland, confirms his third position in the overall standings and has reduced his gap to Lorenzo to only 9 points.
After two surgeries to fix the broken right collarbone suffered in the Grand Prix of France and having missed three consecutive races, Dani Pedrosa returns very motivated at the Mugello circuit, the scene where he celebrated his first of four victories last season. Dani will be hoping to return to his fine form he was in before the injury, with three podiums and one win in the first three races.
His team mates are in a very good shape and the Repsol Honda Team has continued to reap success during the absence of the Spaniard, with 3 consecutive wins and a second place for Stoner, and 3 podiums for Dovizioso.
Located in the beautiful region of Tuscany, the Mugello circuit is a favorite among all the riders and a must see event for all fans. It's one of the fastest tracks in the world, with 15 corners and a top speed of 350km/h achievable down the long start/finish straight.
This year with new asphalt, the action on track will extend to Monday for another day of testing for all the MotoGP Teams. The Repsol Honda Team will continue development of its 800cc machine.
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