“We now come to Mugello, which is very important to the team, because it’s our home GP. It’s a very special event, because the atmosphere is really unique. The crowds here are fantastic. 'Al Mugello non si dorme'! This also adds some pressure, because we want to do them proud. Though Mugello is usually an OK track for us, we expect another hard-fought GP weekend, because the level is so close. But we know both our riders really like this track and are very fast here. Valentino is always highly motivated, but this weekend perhaps even more so, if that’s possible, because he is on home soil and he was close to a podium at the last GP. Maverick will certainly also be pushing 100% after his Le Mans race ended so unfortunately, which wasn’t his fault. We know what we have to do, so we have to put our minds to it and use every session to the max to make sure we are there at the front for Sunday’s race.”