This afternoon, Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez concluded positively enough another day of hard work in preparation for tomorrow’s Italian Grand Prix, both securing start positions on the second row of the grid.

After earning a direct passage to Q2 in a very close morning FP3 session, Dani focused on refining the setup of his RC213V in FP4 before fighting hard in qualifying. His 1’46.999 time, less then 2 tenths off a front-row position, will see him starting his 265th GP tomorrow from the fifth place on the grid (putting him fifth on the list of riders with most GP starts, matching Angel Nieto).

Marc was able to find a good race pace over the day, setting the second-fastest time in FP3, the third-quickest in FP4, and then the sixth-best in qualifying, after getting stuck in traffic during his second flying lap.

Dani Pedrosa

5th 1'46.999

“I think all in all, we achieved a good qualifying result today, because at this track it’s quite easy to be followed and lose some positions. But in the end, I think fifth is a good result. Lap times weren’t extremely fast, maybe because it was very hot and it was difficult to do good lap times. Anyway, we worked a lot with the tyres, gathering the information to make our choice tomorrow. There are several other riders with a good pace, but we must focus on our bike and tyres, trying to do our best with them, to get a good start, to be strong in the first couple of laps, and then to keep up a good pace.”

Marc Marquez

6th 1'47.050

“Honestly, I didn’t have my best qualifying today. I made a few mistakes and then I calculated the slipstream wrong when I caught Zarco too early on my last flying lap. I had the second-best ideal time, but we didn’t do it in one lap! In FP4 I was able to have quite a fast race pace on used tyres, which is positive, but then in qualifying we didn’t do our best, in part because we struggled with the front tyre, which is a bit too soft. Anyway, we’re not far off with the setup, so tomorrow we must make the right choice with the front and then I think we may fight for the podium.”

MotoGP 2017
Qualifying Round 6   Italy

Qualifying Results

Sunny
Humidity
44%
Track Temp
53°C
Air Temp
27°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'46.575
2 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'46.814
3 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'46.835
4 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Ducati Test Team Ducati 1'46.878
5 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'46.999
6 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'47.050
7 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 1'47.152
8 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 1'47.167
9 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 1'47.266
10 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'47.282
11 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'47.319
12 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'47.475
13 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 1'47.220 (Q1)
14 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1'47.272 (Q1)
15 Folger Jonas 94 GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'47.305 (Q1)
16 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'47.625 (Q1)
17 Baz Loris 76 FRA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1'47.809 (Q1)
18 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1'47.940 (Q1)
19 Miller Jack 43 AUS Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'47.961 (Q1)
20 Redding Scott 45 GBR Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 1'47.975 (Q1)
21 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 1'48.361 (Q1)
22 Lowes Sam 22 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'48.416 (Q1)
23 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1'48.594 (Q1)
24 Guintoli Sylvain 50 FRA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'48.892 (Q1)
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)