Round 7 on the 2024 MotoGP World Championship saw Joan Mir and Luca Marini start their weekend in testing mode for HRC.

Joan Mir would lead the Repsol Honda Team duo as action at the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello commenced. Dark clouds would threaten for much of the day, but the rain would stay away for both of Friday’s sessions. A best time of 1’46.584 saw the #36 improve his morning lap time by close to 1.3 seconds as he took top Repsol Honda Team honours on Friday.

A positive start to his home GP saw Luca Marini finish the morning as top Honda in 19th before cutting another half a second off his lap time in the afternoon. Half a second back on his teammate, the Italian focused his Friday efforts on assessing a number of new pieces for the Honda RC213V, including a new aerodynamics package.

The upgrades offered even more potential for both riders, but more time is needed to adjust the setup of the Honda RC213V to capitalise on this potential. Making further improvements for Saturday and Sunday is the target, Mir and Marini ready to take a step in Qualifying and fight for more in the races.

Joan Mir

21st 1'46.584

“We tried a new aerodynamic package today and it was positive, I’m happy with this evolution. It changes the behaviour of the bike a bit, so we need to keep working to improve the setup. Already I’m feeling better than last weekend so it’s a good starting point for the weekend. In the last two exits we were able to improve our feeling a lot, but I couldn’t put together a lap because of other riders and some small mistakes. I think our potential was a high 45, which would put us in a good position. I’m optimistic with the potential we have.”

Luca Marini

24th 1'47.062

“Everything today was better than in the test, we’ve made a step again and the feeling is much better. Unfortunately, in practice it didn’t all go to plan, so we had to adapt and we missed out to take those final tenths in our one lap speed. There’s work to do with the setting because when you change something like the aero, many things also need adjusting. Overall, our feeling isn’t as dramatic as the time sheets show so I think we can be fighting with the other Honda riders tomorrow.”

MotoGP 2024
Practice Round 7   Italy

Italian Grand Prix - Friday Practice

Track Temp
Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bagnaia Francesco 1 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 1'44.938
2 Rins Alex 42 SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.273
3 Acosta Pedro 31 SPA Red Bull GASGAS Tech 3 KTM 0.388
4 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Trackhouse Racing Aprilia 0.402
5 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 0.407
6 Bastianini Enea 23 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 0.465
7 Martin Jorge 89 SPA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.467
8 Marquez Alex 73 SPA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 0.474
9 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0.486
10 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0.523
11 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.542
12 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA Pertamina Enduro VR46 Racing Team Ducati 0.712
13 Binder Brad 33 RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.760
14 Bezzecchi Marco 72 ITA Pertamina Enduro VR46 Racing Team Ducati 0.791
15 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.821
16 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA Trackhouse Racing Aprilia 0.846
17 Miller Jack 43 AUS Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.860
18 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA KTM Test Team KTM 1.140
19 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 1.141
20 Zarco Johann 5 FRA LCR Honda Honda 1.576
21 Mir Joan 36 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1.646
22 Savadori Lorenzo 32 ITA Aprilia Test Team Aprilia 1.802
23 Fernandez Augusto 37 SPA Red Bull GASGAS Tech 3 KTM 1.936
24 Marini Luca 10 ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2.124
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)