Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has taken his 6th consecutive pole of the 2014 season, in as many rounds, with teammate Dani Pedrosa in fourth.
After the strange weather yesterday, when light rain prevented many of the riders going out on track in the afternoon, the sun was shining today in Mugello. Dani, who struggled with the setup in yesterday’s FP1 improved significantly this morning, posting the fastest time on track in FP3 (1’47.754), with Marc just 0.261s behind him in second (1’48.015).
The Repsol Honda duo remained 1st and 2nd in FP4, but only Marc was able to continue this through to qualifying and snatched his sixth pole in six races with a time of 1’47.270 on lap three of eight. Dani improved on his time from this morning, but made a small mistake and touched the mapping button reducing his power slightly. His time of 1’47.584 – on his final lap of eight – placed him on the second row of the grid in fourth, missing the front row by just 0.063s.
|1||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'47.270|
|2||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||1'47.450|
|3||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'47.521|
|4||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'47.584|
|5||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1'47.612|
|6||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||Mission Winnow Ducati||Ducati||1'47.659|
|7||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1'47.681|
|8||Dovizioso Andrea||04||ITA||Mission Winnow Ducati||Ducati||1'47.754|
|9||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||LCR Honda MotoGP||Honda||1'47.765|
|10||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'47.791|
|11||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||Go & Fun Honda Gresini||Honda||1'48.132|
|12||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||NGM Forward Racing||Forward Yamaha||1'48.218|
|13||Hernandez Yonny||68||COL||Energy T.I. Pramac Racing||Ducati||1'48.722|
|14||Redding Scott||45||GBR||Go & Fun Honda Gresini||Honda||1'48.754|
|16||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||AB Motoracing||Honda||1'48.894|
|17||Aoyama Hiroshi||7||JPN||Aspar Team||Honda||1'49.505|
|18||Edwards Colin||5||USA||Athina Forward Racing||Forward Yamaha||1'49.780|
|19||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||Mission Winnow Ducati||Ducati||1'49.932|
|20||Laverty Michael||70||GBR||Paul Bird Motorsport||PBM||1'50.505|
|21||Di Meglio Mike||63||FRA||Avintia Racing||Avintia||1'50.515|
|22||Parkes Broc||23||AUS||Paul Bird Motorsport||PBM||1'50.875|
|23||Fabrizio Michel||84||ITA||Octo IodaRacing Team||ART||1'53.116|
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)|