MotoGP Gossip: Rossi gets early Mugello preparation

Rossi, Rins, Marquez and Vinales all feature in the latest MotoGP gossip column. 
MotoGP Gossip: Rossi gets early Mugello preparation

- Valentino Rossi got in some early Mugello preparation by hitting the track along with his “students” from the VR46 Riders Academy (GPOne)

- Suzuki rider Joan Mir has backed Alex Rins to challenge for the MotoGP title this year, following his breakthrough win in Texas (Marca)

- Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez will complete a show run onboard his factory Honda at the Leipzig Stadium in Germany ahead of the team’s match against Bayern Munich on May 11 (SpeedWeek

- Pol Espargaro got to grips with World Rallycross machinery over the weekend as part of a Red Bull event (

- Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales has joined the Qatar Motorsports Academy to support and help the development of young Qatari riders (