A pair of crashes for the Repsol Honda Team made for a bruising first day at the Italian GP, Marc Marquez able to overcome his fall for a spot in Q2. Unfortunately, Joan Mir withdraws from the event.
The first day of the Italian Grand Prix in Mugello witnessed another classic Marc Marquez performance. A morning steadily inside the top ten placed the #93 well as Practice Two began and he kept pace with the rest of the field. With just ten minutes of the session remaining, and the hot laps starting, the eight-time World Champion suffered a fall at Turn 14. Immediately jumping to his feet, Marquez sprinted back to the garage and returned to the track with just over five minutes of the session remaining.
In true Marquez style, he was immediately fast on his first flying lap and momentarily led the standings. Eventually ending the day as the eighth fastest rider, Marquez set a best time of 1’45.691 – only 0.255s from reigning World Champion Francesco Bagnaia who led the way.
Joan Mir had a difficult first day at the Italian GP, a crash mid-way through second practice ending his day early. Suffering significant discomfort, the #36 went to have his hand examined and revealed damage around the fifth finger of the right hand. Due to the high-speed and demanding nature of the Mugello Circuit, Joan Mir and the Repsol Honda Team have decided to withdraw from the remainder of the event due to the injury sustained to his right hand.
Marc Marquez will be the lone representative of the Repsol Honda Team for the remainder of the Italian GP which resumes at 10:10 Local Time on Saturday, June 10.
Friday Practice - Italian Grand Prix
|1||Bagnaia Francesco||1||ITA||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||1'45.436|
|2||Bezzecchi Marco||72||ITA||Mooney VR46 Racing Team||Ducati||0.063|
|3||Rins Alex||42||SPA||LCR Honda||Honda||0.081|
|4||Binder Brad||33||RSA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||0.118|
|5||Martin Jorge||89||SPA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||0.134|
|6||Bastianini Enea||23||ITA||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||0.199|
|7||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||0.226|
|8||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.255|
|9||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||0.348|
|10||Marini Luca||10||ITA||Mooney VR46 Racing Team||Ducati||0.399|
|11||Vinales Maverick||12||SPA||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||0.410|
|12||Fernandez Raul||25||SPA||RNF MotoGP Team||Aprilia||0.416|
|13||Marquez Alex||73||SPA||Team Gresini Racing MotoGP||Ducati||0.492|
|14||Miller Jack||43||AUS||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||0.726|
|15||Quartararo Fabio||20||FRA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.772|
|16||Morbidelli Franco||21||ITA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.802|
|17||Pirro Michele||51||ITA||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||1.052|
|18||Nakagami Takaaki||30||JPN||LCR Honda||Honda||1.070|
|19||Di Giannantonio Fabio||49||ITA||Team Gresini Racing MotoGP||Ducati||1.111|
|20||Oliveira Miguel||88||POR||RNF MotoGP Team||Aprilia||1.129|
|21||Fernandez Augusto||37||SPA||Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing||KTM||1.578|
|22||Mir Joan||36||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||2.178|
|23||Savadori Lorenzo||32||ITA||Aprilia Racing Test Team||Aprilia||2.397|
|24||Folger Jonas||94||GER||Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing||KTM||3.046|
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)|