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.
Results Day 2
|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|
|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||Team 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||Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda|
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|
|Longest straight||1.141 kilometres / 0.709 miles|
Mugello Circuit, Scarperia, Florence, Italy - View in Google Maps
|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)|