The Repsol Honda Team fully exploited the ideal weather conditions of the opening day of the Grand Prix of Italy to work on their RC213V, trying different setup solutions.

Dani Pedrosa set his fastest time in 1’47.699 in the FP2 session, while Marc Marquez recorded his own best of 1’47.980 in FP1, choosing to not use the soft rear tyre in the afternoon in order to continue focusing on preparation for the race.

Lap times were so close today that Dani finished seventh fastest in the combined standings (just 0.334” off the top) and Marc 13th, with the top 16 riders split by less than 8 tenths.

Dani Pedrosa

7th (Combined Free Practice Times)

“Today we worked to adapt the bike’s setup to the track and new front tyres. We struggled a little bit with the grip, but anyway, we’ve been able to test a few things on the bike and also work on the tyres. Our rhythm was constant and that’s positive, and we’ve gathered some information that we’ll use tomorrow to further improve the feeling and the lap times. We’ll try to be fast tomorrow in FP3 as that’s important for qualifying, and in FP4 we’ll work more on the race pace.”

Marc Marquez

13th (Combined Free Practice Times)

“Considering that for once the weather was very good from the beginning, and so are the forecasts for the whole weekend, we decided to work and try a few things on the bike setup and prepare as well as possible for the race. We worked on a few very different solutions, looking to improve the confidence in the front, and we therefore didn’t use the soft rear tyre option and sacrificed the fast laps a little bit. We’re struggling a bit, but I’m still quite happy because our rhythm isn’t so bad. It seems like we’re getting closer step by step. Tomorrow we’ll put it all together and try to be closer to the top.”

MotoGP 2017
Practice Round 6   Italy

Free Practice Nr. 2 - Combined Free Practice Times

Sunny
Humidity
54%
Track Temp
29°C
Air Temp
27°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 1'47.365
2 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 0.029
3 Folger Jonas 94 GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 0.178
4 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Ducati Test Team Ducati 0.230
5 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.304
6 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 0.309
7 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.334
8 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 0.343
9 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 0.363
10 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 0.382
11 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.442
12 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 0.585
13 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.615
14 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.635
15 Redding Scott 45 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 0.746
16 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 0.764
17 Miller Jack 43 AUS Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 1.195
18 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1.299
19 Baz Loris 76 FRA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1.386
20 Lowes Sam 22 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.477
21 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 1.560
22 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 2.159
23 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 2.275
24 Guintoli Sylvain 50 FRA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 2.689
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 46.489s (177.3 km/h) Andrea Iannone (Ducati, 2015)
Race Lap 1m 47.639s (175.4 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)
Race Time 41m32.126s (174.200km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2017)
2017 Race Winner Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)