Marc Marquez qualified just 0.152 seconds off of the front row at the Italian GP today while teammate Dani Pedrosa missed the second row by a mere 32 thousandths of a second during a hard-fought qualifying session at Mugello, where the track temperature rose above 45° C.

As the setup that Marc and his crew had found in the morning session hadn’t proven equally good in the much warmer afternoon FP4, Marc and his crew made a few modifications to the settings of their Repsol Honda RC213V, enabling him to lap under the 1’47” barrier on his first flying lap in qualifying. On his second try, only a small mistake toward the end of his lap prevented him from making the front row, for the first time since the 2015 Catalan GP.

Dani was also improving upon his seventh-fastest time in the final minutes of the session but ultimately lost a little in the last sector and barely missed out on a second-row start.

Marc Marquez

4th 1'46.759

“I’m happy with how the day went. This morning I felt very comfortable, but in the second free-practice session of the day, the temperature rose and the setup we had didn’t work the same. It’s something that has already happened to us at other circuits this season, because our bike is quite sensitive to changes in temperature or the condition of the asphalt. We reacted in time and in the qualifying session we changed the setup, which worked out better. It’s a shame that on the last lap I made a mistake when I was improving my time, so tomorrow I’ll try to have a very good race in order to finish on the podium. It won’t be easy.”

Dani Pedrosa

7th 1'47.218

“We were able to improve the result compared to Le Mans, which is important and was our goal for qualifying today. We need to carry this over into the race; tomorrow it will be important to start well and be strong in the early laps. We’ll try to move up some positions and maintain a good pace. I hope to make the most of the position we achieved today as I believe my race pace should be not too bad.”

MotoGP 2016
Qualifying Round 6   Italy

Results Day 2

Sunny
Humidity
35%
Track Temp
47°C
Air Temp
26°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'46.504
2 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'46.598
3 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'46.607
4 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'46.759
5 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'46.882
6 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'47.186
7 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'47.218
8 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'47.247
9 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 1'47.261
10 Redding Scott 45 GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 1'47.359
11 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Ducati Test Team Ducati 1'47.361
12 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Aspar Team Ducati 1'47.436
13 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'47.089
14 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'47.159
15 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'47.555
16 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 1'47.659
17 Miller Jack 43 AUS EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'47.830
18 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Ducati 1'48.111
19 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aspar Team Ducati 1'48.372
20 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'48.646
21 Baz Loris 76 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'48.991
22 Rabat Tito 53 SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda
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)