Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez remains the main protagonist in Italy after setting the fastest time in this morning’s FP1 session. However, with the threat of rain – and light spots falling on the track – in the afternoon, neither Marc or his teammate Dani Pedrosa went out, in fact only four riders took to the track, none of them improving times from this morning.

Marc posted his fastest time of 1’48.004 on lap 17 of 19 this morning, placing him in first position for the day. Dani recorded his fastest lap of 1’49.203 on lap 8 of 18 leaving him eleventh for the day.

Marc Marquez

"Today was a really good day, I began with a few questions on my mind after last year - when this track was one of those that I found most difficult - and I saw that things have changed completely after a year of experience. The morning went well and the feeling was good, but in the afternoon we didn't go out as it was raining on-and-off and the surface was neither fit for dry riding nor wet tyres. I felt very comfortable on the bike, there was a big difference compared to last year and I'm feeling much better about things and we hope to continue improving."

Dani Pedrosa

"Today we were only able to complete a few laps in the morning, in which I didn't feel completely comfortable. Then we were not able to ride in the afternoon as conditions were mixed and we couldn't use the slick tyres, but we were also unable to use the wets due to the track not being wet enough. In any case, I can't wait to continue working tomorrow to recover the ground needed and begin to ride fast."

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 41m 37.477s (173.889km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2012)
2015 Race Winner Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)