Cormac Shoots Mugello, Part 1: Tuscany Always Delivers

Hell of a setting for a motorcycle race

Fabio Quartararo had all the speed in the world during practice and qualifying, but overheated his tire during the race

No matter how hard he hustled the bike, Valentino Rossi wasn't going anywhere

Mugello, home of Ducati. It is thanks to Michele Pirro's hard work that Ducati have now won the last 3 races in a row at the track

"Please do not ignite flares during the ... oh. Too late"

It has been a long, hard, and winding road to victory for Danilo Petrucci. When he got there at last, there wasn't a dry eye in the house

Perhaps Zarco's struggles on the KTM are a sign that the Japanese Imperial flag needs to go

Black and yellow (Pecco Bagnaia) ...

Or yellow and black (Jack Miller)? Pramac Ducati rolled out the stunning Lamborghini liveries at Mugello

... and then, the world drops away from you

Special helmet designs at home have a checkered history of success. Andrea Iannone's brought him just a solitary point

Ups and downs for Joan Mir, who is slowly figuring out how to ride a MotoGP bike competitively

Maverick Viñales is fast when he gets going. But he struggles to get going

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That shot of Vinales about to drop off the edge of the world is awesome! (slight shame about the camera crane tho!) could be argued that the quantity of the crane obscured by the dropoff is a good gauge of how precipitously the road falls away after the rise? ;-)

Either way, I agree that it's a helluva great shot!

I love to visit Mugello one day, even if not during MotoGP. There’s something eerie about a circuit when it’s a quiet morning. Excellent pics and captions.