Mugello, Italy: 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).
Story first published on: Saturday, 31 May 2014 18:12 IST