On a hot, sunny Saturday at Mugello, Marc Marquez set the sixth-fastest time at the end of an incredibly tight qualifying session in which the top seven finished within less than 0.3” of each other.
After topping FP3 and ending FP4 in a very close fourth place, Marc set the provisional pole record at the end of his first run in Qualifying, but a small mistake during his second attempt, when he was further improving his performance, dropped him to sixth overall, though just 0.246” off the top.
On the other side of the garage, Dani Pedrosa faced a very tough qualifying day. After missing the passage to Q2 by just 0.141” in the morning session, he suffered a crash in FP4 and had to switch to his second bike for Q1.
Not at ease with a different setup, and having only managed to finish 10th in Q1, he will have to start tomorrow’s 2 p.m. Italian GP from the seventh row of the grid.
|1||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'46.208|
|2||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Ducati Team||Ducati||0.035|
|3||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.096|
|4||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.139|
|5||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||Alma Pramac Racing||Ducati||0.237|
|6||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.246|
|7||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||0.292|
|8||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||LCR Honda||Honda||0.605|
|9||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||0.622|
|10||Rins Alex||42||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.701|
|11||Miller Jack||43||AUS||Alma Pramac Racing||Ducati||0.790|
|12||Morbidelli Franco||21||ITA||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||0.794|
|13||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||1'46.908 (Q1)|
|14||Syahrin Hafizh||55||MAL||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||0.417|
|15||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||0.564|
|16||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||Angel Nieto Team||Ducati||0.937|
|17||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||1.047|
|18||Nakagami Takaaki||30||JPN||LCR Honda||Honda||1.097|
|19||Luthi Tom||12||SWI||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||1.218|
|20||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1.294|
|21||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1.515|
|22||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||Angel Nieto Team||Ducati||1.761|
|23||Redding Scott||45||GBR||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1.973|
|24||Simeon Xavier||10||BEL||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||2.023|
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 46.208s (177.7 km/h) Valentino Rossi (Yamaha, 2018)|
|Race Lap||1m 47.639s (175.4 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)|
|Race Time||41m32.126s (174.200km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2017)|
|2018 Race Winner||Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati)|