Valentino Rossi
Valentino Rossi will be looking to increase his lead in the championship with his third victory of the season at Jerez.Getty

After winning the last race at Le Mans, Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo as emerged as favourite to win the 2015 Italy MotoGP at Mugello Circuit this weekend. The Spaniard may face tough competition from the local favourite and teammate Valentino Rossi, who has won the race on seven occasions.

Where to Watch Live

The first practice session of the Italy MotoGP starts at 8:55am BST, with BT Sport 2 and BT Sports 2 HD providing live coverage in the UK.

Live coverage of the second practice session starts at 1:05pm BST. Real-time internet updates are available on MotoGP's official website.

Track Facts

  • Circuit Name: Mugello Circuit
  • First MotoGP Race: 1988
  • Circuit Length: 5.2 km
  • Number Of Laps: 23
  • Race Distance: 120.6 km
  • Most Wins: Valentino Rossi (7)
  • 2014 Winner: Marc Marquez (Honda)
  • 2014 Pole: Marc Marquez (Honda)

Rider's Championship Review

Yamaha rider Rossi is leading the championship leader board with 102 points after five races. With two wins this season, Lorenzo is 15 points behind the Italian in the second place. Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso is third in the table with 83 points.

Defending champion and Honda rider Marc Marquez is clearly struggling this year as he is fourth in the table with 69 points. He has managed just one win from the first five races.