After a positive final practice session where Dani Pedrosa finished 2nd and Marc Marquez 5th, the Repsol Honda riders were not able to carry this momentum into qualifying for tomorrow’s Italian GP.
Dani, who made a big step from yesterday, pre-qualified for Q2 and was the first out on track – taking provisional pole. He was consistently fast and improved on his second run, but with such a small gap separating the riders he was unable to place higher than 7th with his time of 1’46.875, just 0.3 seconds off pole position.
Marc had a small crash in turn one during FP4 having already missed out on pre-qualifying for Q2 by 0.022 seconds. Therefore he had to take part in Q1 where he suffered heavily with rear grip and his time of 1’47.240 did not promote him to Q2, leaving him on the 5th row in 13th for tomorrow’s 23 lap race.
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 44.855s (180 km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2023)|
|Race Lap||1m 46.588s (177.1 km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)|
|Race Time||41m16.344s (175.300km/h) Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha, 2021)|
|2023 Race Winner||Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)|
|2023 Sprint Race Winner||Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)|