- Maverick Viñales starts from pole for the fourth time this year. His three previous poles this year have resulted in wins at Catalunya and Silverstone, and a crash at Le Mans.
- Championship-leader Sandro Cortese, who starts from second place on the grid, has finished on the podium seven times in the first eight Moto3 races of the year.
The Spanish motorcycling has made history today at the Italian Grand Prix. Seven Spanish riders have managed to be in the front row of the grid in MotoGP and have achieved a hat-trick with Pedrosa, Lorenzo and Barbera in the top three positions.
This is a unique result in the history of Spanish motorcycling proving again that it is in excellent shape.
Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa, Marc Márquez and Maverick Viñales head event for riders competing under the energy company banner this season
The Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid was packed with 9,000 fans this Saturday, as they enjoyed the Repsol Team 2012 presentation. Repsol Honda Team MotoGP riders Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa, Moto2 star Marc Márquez and Repsol Moto3 talents Maverick Viñales & Miguel Oliveira took part in the event, which featured music, a light show and magic. The presentation concluded with the surprise appearance of reigning World Champion Stoner onboard the new Honda RC213V.