Less than half a second split the top nine on the opening day of practice, Marquez amongst the top ten in sixth and Lorenzo looking for more tomorrow.
Yesterday’s clouds were nowhere to be seen as the Repsol Honda Team rolled out of the garage for Free Practice 1. Overcoming the final remnants of a post-French GP cold, MotoGP World Championship leader Marc Marquez set the pace from early in FP1.
Temperatures rose slightly to 23°C ambient and 45°C on track for Free Practice 2, with the pace at front quickening alongside it. Improving to a 1’47.062, half a second faster than FP1, Marquez concluded the day sixth fastest – 0.330s from Bagnaia. Marquez and his team are pleased with progress made having spent the day focusing on solutions for Sunday’s race.
Jorge Lorenzo spent Friday practice at the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley with one eye looking towards Saturday and electing to save his softer tyres. Less than a second off his teammate in FP1, Lorenzo was outside of the top 15. The times remained close in FP2 and despite improving his lap time around the Mugello Circuit, Jorge Lorenzo concluded the day 20th.
Tomorrow, Saturday, June 01, is when the one lap pace matters most as the grid for the 23-lap Italian Grand Prix is decided. The day commences at 09:55 local time with Free Practice 3, deciding the ten riders who advance automatically to Q2.
Italian Grand Prix Combined Free Practice Classification
|1||Bagnaia Francesco||63||ITA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||1'46.732|
|2||Quartararo Fabio||20||FRA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||0.046|
|3||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||0.131|
|4||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||0.234|
|5||Vinales Maverick||12||SPA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.241|
|6||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.330|
|7||Rins Alex||42||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.435|
|8||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||LCR Honda||Honda||0.438|
|9||Miller Jack||43||AUS||Pramac Racing||Ducati||0.453|
|10||Morbidelli Franco||21||ITA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||0.536|
|11||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||0.615|
|12||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||0.687|
|13||Pirro Michele||51||ITA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||0.689|
|14||Nakagami Takaaki||30||JPN||LCR Honda||Honda||0.751|
|15||Mir Joan||36||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.847|
|16||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||0.880|
|17||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||Esponsorama Racing||Ducati||0.954|
|18||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.994|
|19||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1.155|
|20||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1.382|
|21||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||Esponsorama Racing||Ducati||1.414|
|22||Syahrin Hafizh||55||MAL||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||1.764|
|23||Oliveira Miguel||88||POR||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||2.182|
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 45.187s (179.5 km/h) Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha, 2021)|
|Race Lap||1m 46.810s (176.7 km/h) Johann Zarco (Ducati, 2021)|
|Race Time||41m16.344s (175.300km/h) Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha, 2021)|
|2021 Race Winner||Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha)|