Mugello sits 30km north-east of Florence in the heart of the beautiful Tuscany countryside. It first hosted a Grand Prix in 1976 and has been a permanent fixture on the MotoGP calendar since 1991. The circuit boasts natural undulations and a tree-lined track which makes for spectacular racing.
See the most up-to-date analysis and MotoGP betting tips below, and pick your winner for the Italy Grand Prix 2019.
Previous MotoGP Italy Results
Despite his dominance of MotoGP in recent seasons, Marc Marquez has only won once at Mugello once, back in 2014, with his only other podium finish since then coming in 2016. Last year, he finished down in 16th place, so it is fair to say this is a track where success has been limited for the Spaniard.
Andrea Dovizioso, who is second in the title race, has enjoyed better fortune in Italy in front of his home crowd. He was runner-up at Mugello last year and won the race in 2017, so he will be keen to keep the pressure on Marquez in the title race with another good ride this year.
Alex Rins produced a great performance in his first and only MotoGP attempt around Mugello last season, finishing fifth. He’ll have been disappointed with his latest ride at Le Mans two weeks ago, finishing down in 10th place, but he can bounce back in Italy this weekend.
Jorge Lorenzo has been a dominant force at Mugello in recent years, winning the Gran Premio d’Italia in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, and again last year. In fact, 2017 was the only year since 2009 that the Spaniard had not finished in the top two.
Top Betting Tips for MotoGP Italy 2019
Considering the results Marc Marquez has produced at the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello, his odds of 5/4 look too short despite leading the World Standings and being the current World Champion.
Andrea Dovizioso has enjoyed much better results in Italy, and he will be roared on by a passionate home crowd. His odds of 11/4 are much more attractive, so he is worth a punt to win.
Of the riders with longer odds, Alex Rins cannot be written off despite his poor finish at Le Mans a fortnight ago. 16/1 for an each-way bet is well worth it. Jorge Lorenzo, who has been sensational in Italy for more than a decade and won at Mugello last year is an incredible 24/1. Although he is having a poor season in the title race, he must be worth an each-way punt too.