MotoGP 2016: Valentino Rossi takes stunning pole at Mugello
Lining up alongside The Doctor are Maverick Vinales and Andrea Iannone
Mugello is very likely to be the happiest place on Planet Earth today. Valentino Rossi took a fine pole position for Yamaha during a thrilling qualifying session at his home race. Rossi was aided by the tow from soon-to-be 2017 MotoGP team-mate Maverick Vinales, that helped him set a blistering time of 1min 46.504sec at the track. This is Rossi's first pole at Mugello since 2008.
It wasn't Rossi who was the hot favourite for pole in Italy, though. Initially it seemed like the fastest man was going to be Ducati's Andrea Iannone. Iannone...
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