Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa recorded the fifth and 11th best lap times on the opening day of the Italian GP, where action was affected by mixed weather conditions, more-or-less halving the track time available.

Cold temperatures and a damp surface limited Dani and Marc to just a couple of laps in FP1, the first at the beginning of the session on full wet tyres, the latter toward the end and, for the first time, on Michelin’s intermediate tyres.

The afternoon FP2 session saw some improvements in both weather and track conditions, allowing the Repsol Honda duo to start working on their bikes’ setup. Focused on making the most of the session, neither Marc nor Dani fit new tyres at the end of the session to set their fastest lap and wrapped up the day just over one tenth and five tenths off the second-best time, respectively.

The weather forecast seems better for tomorrow’s third free practice session, which is scheduled for 9:55 a.m. local time.

Marc Marquez

5th 1'48.290

“I'm happy with how practice went today overall, despite having finished fifth because my feeling was pretty good. I think there is room for improvement, but I guess that’s the same for all the riders, because I expected to be a little further off and the difference turned out not to have been much. We will continue with the same dynamic, because we know that this is a difficult track and that the conditions will improve. We'll see how it goes tomorrow, as today was a special day because of the wet track in FP1. However, the times in the second session were good. Let's see if we can gradually become more consistent, because the feeling at the moment is pretty good”.

Dani Pedrosa

11th 1'48.713

“We have not started too badly here at Mugello but honestly nothing special. The behaviour of the bike is more or less the same as at other circuits. The tyres have not worked badly at all, the grip was good enough and we have set decent times but we are still suffering on the corners and on the straights. At the moment our strength here is on corner entry while we’re still not quick enough in the middle and on corner exit. We cannot keep the best line so we will have to try and work to improve in that area. We have to find a good compromise for this beautiful and very physically and demanding circuit”.

MotoGP 2016
Practice Round 6   Italy

Day 1 Results

Mixed conditions
Humidity
26%
Track Temp
48°C
Air Temp
20°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'47.696
2 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.461
3 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Ducati Test Team Ducati 0.549
4 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.574
5 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.594
6 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.644
7 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.649
8 Redding Scott 45 GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 0.710
9 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.762
10 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 0.774
11 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1.017
12 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 1.056
13 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1.120
14 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Aspar Team Ducati 1.136
15 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1.503
16 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 1.538
17 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1.952
18 Miller Jack 43 AUS Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 2.002
19 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Ducati 2.156
20 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aspar Team Ducati 2.217
21 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 2.672
22 Baz Loris 76 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 3.359
Location Information

Located 30km north-east of Florence in the beautiful countryside of Tuscany, Mugello is a modern circuit with excellent facilities. Bought by Ferrari back in 1988, the 5.245km track has been renovated to a high standard and has a growing reputation as one of the world’s most up-to-date, scenic and safest… read more.

Length 5.245 kilometres / 3.259 miles
Width 14 metres
Left corners 6
Right corners 9
Longest straight 1.141 kilometres / 0.709 miles
Constructed 1974

Mugello Circuit, Scarperia, Florence, Italy - View in Google Maps

www.mugellocircuit.it

Records

Pole Position 1m 46.489s (177.3 km/h) Andrea Iannone (Ducati, 2015)
Race Lap 1m 47.639s (175.4 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)
Race Time 41m32.126s (174.200km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2017)
2017 Race Winner Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)