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.

Marc Marquez

6th 1'47.062

“Today we worked just with the tyres for the race. I am still a little bit sick from yesterday and also the bike wasn’t 100% either, hopefully a good night’s rest will help us both to be back at 100% tomorrow! Even like this we aren’t far and we just need to keep pushing tomorrow. It’s Friday and we didn’t put a new tyre in at the end so we are still feeling good.”

Jorge Lorenzo

20th 1'48.114

“Of course we can’t be happy with 20th, it’s not a good position to be in. But today at the end of FP2 everyone fitted the soft and I stayed working with the harder tyre because I feel we will be able to profit more tomorrow morning. My pace is not so far from everyone else but we still need to improve our one lap pace a bit. I think we could have been top ten with a new tyre. Tomorrow we will see.”

MotoGP 2019
Practice Round 6   Italy

Italian Grand Prix Combined Free Practice Classification

Sunny
Humidity
32%
Track Temp
45°C
Air Temp
23°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
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 Mission Winnow Ducati 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 Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 0.615
12 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.687
13 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Mission Winnow Ducati 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 Reale Avintia 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 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1.414
22 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 1.764
23 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 2.182
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)