Italy and southern Europe had a high alert out for extreme weather across the race weekend, and conditions were exceptionally tough for whole paddock with searing hot temperatures and very little respite. The Italian fans also braved the conditions to witness the magic of the historical and beautiful Imola, cheering their heroes and enjoying plenty of drama along the way.
Andrea Dosoli, Yamaha Motor Europe Road Racing Manager, commented:
“We were so excited and happy to go back to Imola after four years away, and after the floods earlier this year which caused many problems in the region. It’s such an iconic track, and it’s one that really shows the skill of a rider due to its physicality and technicality. The weekend was dominated by the extreme heat, which brought an extra challenge for the riders, team members, paddock personnel and fans. We were pleased to see so many supporters come to the circuit despite the heat – a total of 53,000 in fact. It’s a weekend we won’t forget due to the excellent results we achieved, especially the clean sweep in all classes.”