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.

Marc Marquez

Eighth 1'45.691

“We had a difficult day today, Mugello is always a bit of a tough track for us and I had to use a lot of energy today to get into Q2. This was our target so I am satisfied we were able to achieve it but we need to improve a few points for the next two days. It was a busy day trying things today as well, which should help us to come up with some solutions for tomorrow. The goal for tomorrow is to try and stay inside the top ten, the weather is still looking a bit uncertain so this might offer us some more opportunities.”

MotoGP 2023
Practice Round 6   Italy

Friday Practice - Italian Grand Prix

Track Temp
Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
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
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



Pole Position 1m 44.504s (180.6 km/h) Jorge Martin (Ducati, 2024)
Race Lap 1m 45.770s (178.5 km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2024)
Race Time 40m51.385s (177.1km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2024)
2024 Race Winner Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)
2024 Sprint Race Winner Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)