Saturday at Mugello with Tony Goldsmith

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Jorge Lorenzo looks a strong bet to continue his recent winning run.


19th on the grid for tomorrow’s race for Nicky Hayden.


Valentino Rossi’s 2015 Mugello special helmet and its impressive mirrored finish.


A special day for Andrea Iannone. An Italian rider on an Italian bike taking his first MotoGP pole position, and he did it at his home Grand Prix.


Jack Miller lost the front at Turn 4 during FP3, and went down. Thankfully, he was okay.


Another view of the Mugello special helmet.


Jorge Lorenzo will start tomorrow’s race from 2nd.


Dani Pedrosa continues to recover from his arm pump surgery and will start from 7th place.


Marc Marquez faced the ignominy of not making it into Q2 and will start from a distant 13th, his worst MotoGP qualifying position ever.


Andrea Iannone celebrates his debut pole position with his crew in Parc Ferme.


A fantastic effort from the injured Aleix Espargaro, to claim 5th on the grid.


Andrea Dovizioso has been fastest in every session, bar one this weekend, so he had to settle for the outside of the front row in qualifying.


Valentino Rossi has again made life hard for himself, after qualifying in 8th place.


Andrea Iannone became the first Italian to claim pole on an Italian machine in Italy since Giacomo Agostini at Imola in 1972.


Fourth on the grid and fastest for Honda, Cal Crutchlow.

Photos: © 2015 Tony Goldsmith / – All Rights Reserved

Tony Goldsmith is an Isle of Man based freelance motorcycle racing photographer specialising in MotoGP and the Isle of Man TT races. His website can be found at He can also be found on Facebook and Twitter

Tony Goldsmith

Tony Goldsmith is a freelance motorcycle racing photographer based in the Isle of Man. He specializes in taking photos of the MotoGP Championship, as well as the Isle of Man TT road races.