It was a case of making the most of the time available today in Italy for Luca Marini and Joan Mir as rain reigned over the Monday Mugello Test.

Overnight rain left the Mugello Circuit damp when the track opened at 10:00 Local Time, prompting the Repsol Honda Team to wait for better conditions. Dodging the rain would only last so long as a storm set in just after lunch time, leaving the track wet for the rest of the day.

While many were deterred by the conditions, Luca Marini took the rain as an opportunity to improve his feeling with the Honda RC213V in the wet. Completing a total of 40 laps, the most of any rider, the Italian would end the day in third place with a best time of 1’49.051. Leaving content with what he achieved given the conditions and time available, Marini will be looking to resume his progressive march when the championship returns in Assen.

Joan Mir would head out on track just after 11:00 Local Time, finding a handful of wet patches still around. This would be the closest the riders got to dry running in the morning as the rain returned at midday. The #36 would continually return to the track throughout the day to assess a number of items. A 1’49.788, set on lap 3 of 24 would be Mir’s fastest time of the day and see him end in fifth.

The MotoGP World Championship will resume at the Dutch TT on June 28 to 30, Round 8 of the season. HRC engineers and riders alike will continue to work away over the course of the break to return in the best form possible.

Luca Marini

Third 1'49.051

“The rain didn’t make for the best conditions, but nevertheless it was good to be able to try the bike some more in the wet because we need to improve in that area. At the end we’ve had an interesting day, and we were able to try some new things on the bike. Now we have some time to analyse everything and understand the full plan moving ahead. All of the team is working hard and pushing a lot, there’s still more work to do but we are on the way.”

Joan Mir

Fifth 1'49.788

“Obviously we had to change our plans a lot as it wasn’t the best day for testing. We went out early and could do a few dry laps as well as some wet laps. There hasn’t been a lot of wet practice during the season, so it was a chance to work on the setting for that. It wasn’t a wasted day as we were able to make some progress in the wet but in the dry we couldn’t make any big progress.”

MotoGP 2024
Testing   Italy

Mugello Test

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Binder Brad 33 RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1'47.617
2 Acosta Pedro 31 SPA Red Bull GASGAS Tech 3 KTM 0.033
3 Marini Luca 10 ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1.434
4 Miller Jack 43 AUS Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.614
5 Mir Joan 36 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2.171
6 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 7.361
7 Rins Alex 42 SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 10.035
8 Zarco Johann 5 FRA LCR Honda Honda 10.476
9 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Trackhouse Racing Aprilia 10.665
10 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 10.883
11 Savadori Lorenzo 32 ITA Aprilia Test Team Aprilia 11.680
12 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA Trackhouse Racing Aprilia 11.764
13 Fernandez Augusto 37 SPA Red Bull GASGAS Tech 3 KTM 12.435
14 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 14.758
15 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 18.198
16 Marquez Alex 73 SPA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 19.063
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)