Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa recorded the fifth and 11th best lap times on the opening day of the Italian GP, where action was affected by mixed weather conditions, more-or-less halving the track time available.
Cold temperatures and a damp surface limited Dani and Marc to just a couple of laps in FP1, the first at the beginning of the session on full wet tyres, the latter toward the end and, for the first time, on Michelin’s intermediate tyres.
The afternoon FP2 session saw some improvements in both weather and track conditions, allowing the Repsol Honda duo to start working on their bikes’ setup. Focused on making the most of the session, neither Marc nor Dani fit new tyres at the end of the session to set their fastest lap and wrapped up the day just over one tenth and five tenths off the second-best time, respectively.
The weather forecast seems better for tomorrow’s third free practice session, which is scheduled for 9:55 a.m. local time.
Day 1 Results
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)|