Blistering pace under the Tuscan sun saw Marc Marquez take his fourth pole of 2019 as Lorenzo prepares for a comeback from 17th on the grid.

Having finished third fastest in both Free Practice 3 and Free Practice 4, Marc Marquez headed into Q2 confident of challenging for at least a front-row start. A busy session saw Marquez working hard for track position during his first run, setting a best time of 1’46.291 before a perfectly planned and executed second run had the reigning World Champion take his fourth pole of 2019.

Marquez’s 1’45.519 is a new lap record at the Mugello Circuit, Marquez one of only four riders ever to complete a 1’45 lap. This is Marquez’s second premier class pole in Mugello, his first coming in 2014 when he took six straight pole positions.

Saving fresh tyres for Saturday looked to pay off for Jorge Lorenzo in Free Practice 3, immediately able to go a full second faster as soon as a fresh rear was fitted. Eventually setting a 1’46.893, Lorenzo finished the session 12th. He continued to work on his pace for the race throughout Free Practice 4 and spent the session lapping consistently. Unable to improve his time as he had in FP3, Lorenzo will start 17th on the grid with a 1’47.135.

The Gran Premio D’Italia Oakley is scheduled for 14:00 local time on Sunday, June 01.

Marc Marquez

1st 1'45.519

“It was a difficult Qualifying because it was different to other races and a bit hard to find space. With the first tyre I was ready to attack straight away but then Dovi slowed down so I overtook him and I lost some time there. Pirro was also trying to follow me for the slipstream so tactics were needed. With the second tyre we just followed our strategy and I found a good space with slipstream and I calculated the space to Dovi perfectly. The pole position is important but the most important part is being on the front row. There are a lot of opponents for tomorrow’s race!”

Jorge Lorenzo

17th 1'47.135

“We tried to improve the bike but we’re still missing that last piece or step and I’m struggling more than normal. Honda and myself are working hard together to find a solution to make me more comfortable on the bike but of course the rules limit what we can do. Tomorrow we will see what happens at this physical track.”

MotoGP 2019
Qualifying Round 6   Italy

Italian Grand Prix Qualification Results

Sunny
Humidity
32%
Track Temp
46°C
Air Temp
25°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'45.519
2 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 0.214
3 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 0.362
4 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 0.440
5 Miller Jack 43 AUS Pramac Racing Ducati 0.510
6 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.560
7 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.662
8 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.741
9 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 0.774
10 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 0.868
11 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.914
12 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 1.119
13 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'46.539 Q1
14 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 0.139
15 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 0.360
16 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 0.489
17 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.596
18 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.645
19 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.855
20 Mir Joan 36 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.980
21 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 1.683
22 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 1.696
23 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.764
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 45.519s (348.4 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2019)
Race Lap 1m 47.639s (175.4 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)
Race Time 41m32.126s (174.200km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2017)
2019 Race Winner Danilo Petrucci (Ducati)