Iannone sets new MotoGP top speed record

MUGELLO - Italian Andrea Iannone, riding a 1000cc Ducati GP14 for Pramac Racing, set a new official top speed record for the MotoGP World Championship during practice on Saturday, clocking 349.6km/h (217.2 mph).

Iannone just eclipsed the previous record for the championship (349.288km/h) which was also set at Mugello, by Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa in 2009. The Italian finished 10th fastest in Saturday's practice, which was topped by Pedrosa with a lap best of 1min 47.754sec.

Another Spaniard, world champion Marc Marquez, also on a Honda was second at 0.250sec, just ahead of Italian Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) and Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha).

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