MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2016 Mugello MotoGP Race Results: Up In Smoke

The eagerly awaited main event had a shortened start due to the troubled Moto2 restart.

Valentino Rossi started well, after multiple practices this weekend, but Jorge Lorenzo had the better entry into the turn. Aleix Espargaro held off Marc Marquez, Bradley Smith and Andrea Dovizioso. Loris Baz, Jack Miller and Bautista got caught up in turn one and all crashed out.

On the second lap, Rossi missed his cue and went wide into turn one, but didn't lose second place. Marquez in fourth copied him and also didn't lose a position in fourth and instead maintained his one second lead over Dani Pedrosa and Dovizioso. A lap later, Rossi had caught back up to Lorenzo and looked like he was happy to sit behind Lorenzo without trying to pass. Marquez, on the other hand, had every intention of passing Espagaro and took third very convincingly.

A few laps later, Lorenzo still led, Rossi still looked like he could pass if he wanted but Marquez closed up and made the front pair a front three. Five laps in, Rossi started to nip at Lorenzo's heels, reminding him he was there. A lap later, Rossi went wide into turn one, but once again, Marquez copied him and the positions at the front remained unchanged, but it allowed Andrea Dovizioso to close the gap in fourth.

Aleix Espargaro was caught and passed by Dani Pedrosa on the seventh lap with Andrea Iannone closing the gap by blasting past both Maverick Viñales and Scott Redding for seventh place.

On the ninth lap, Valentino Rossi slowed drastically, going wide at a left hander with smoke showing from his engine. As he dropped back, cruising off the racing line, his engine gave up the ghost and popped again, bellowing smoke out of the back, ending the Italian's weekend. As Rossi left the track, fans already started leaving the track early. Rossi looked like he had every chance of a win, but his Yamaha, like Lorenzo's in the morning's warm up, just expired.

Lorenzo had a one second gap from Marquez in second place who broke away from Dovizioso trying to catch the leader. Further back, Iannone passed Pedrosa and saw a three and a half second gap to his Ducati teammate in third. Lorenzo and Marquez bolted at the front as Dovizioso dropped back to Iannone who was clearing off from Pedrosa.

Fifteen laps in, three seconds behind the front two, Andrea Iannone caught Andrea Doviziosoand the pair spend lap seventeen trading third place, with Iannone round the outside into the first turn, Dovizioso outbraking him but missing the apex and leaving an Iannone-sized gap. Dovizioso took third back later that lap but lost it a lap later and the pair were joined by Pedrosa as they tripped each other up. Iannone was clearly quicker than Dovizioso but couldn't find a way past his wily teammate but once he did, he made a break only to be followed by Pedrosa.

Marquez made an attempt on Lorenzo three laps from the flag, but Lorenzo struck back immediately to retake the lead. A lap later, Pedrosa cleanly passed Iannone, over six seconds from the leading two, and Iannone couldn't see a way past Pedrosa, in spite of trying many times. Marquez tried a turn one pass on Lorenzo on the penultimate lap and Lorenzo was able to switchback again.

Going into the last lap, Ianonne took third before the last turn and held the position to the first turn. Ahead of him, Marquez caught Lorenzo in an unexpected pass four turns into the last lap, and made a break for it. Lorenzo was caught by surprise and took a few corners to regain his composure and put paid to Marquez's rabbit impersonation, catching and passing him midway through the lap. Leading into the chicane, Lorenzo had the better line but Marquez cut the kerb at an unlikely speed and made a pass appear from nothing and stole the lead into the last turn. Lorenzo didn't give up but had an impossible task with a Honda leading out of the last v]corner in front of him.

Jorge Lorenzo had a perfect line with perfect drive and bore down on Marc Marquez, beating him to the flag by less than two hundredths of a second. Andrea Iannone took third with a positively glacial two tenths from Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso took a lonely fifth two and a half seconds ahead of Maverick Viñales.

Lorenzo leads the championship by ten points from Marquez. with Valentino Rossi thirty seven points adrift in third after a disappointing Sunday.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 41'36.535
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda +0.019
3 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati +4.742
4 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda +4.910
5 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati +6.256
6 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki +8.670
7 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha +13.340
8 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati +14.598
9 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki +18.643
10 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati +22.298
11 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda +27.936
12 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati +35.712
13 50 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati +38.032
14 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia +40.094
15 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha +59.811
16 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati +1'04.397
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  46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 15 Laps
  45 Scott REDDING Ducati 15 Laps
    Not Finished 1st Lap    
  43 Jack MILLER Honda 0 Lap
  19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 0 Lap
  76 Loris BAZ Ducati 0 Lap

 

Round Number: 
6
2016
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2016 Mugello Moto2 Race Results: Restart Chaos

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Moto2 ran for three complete laps before a red flag was brought out for a deflated safety fence. The quick restart procedure was brought into play but eight riders missed the one minute window to get on to the track and were forced to start from the pit lane.

Unfortunately, they weren't quick enough to get their bikes off the grid and the restart was stopped. The second restart would be a ten lap sprint. The eight late riders all started from the back of the grid.

Xavier Simeon crashed on the warmup lap, just to add to the drama, and missed the start.

Thomas Luthi got the better start and instantly took the lead ahead of Lorenzo Baldissarri, Hafizh Syahrin, Marcel Schrotter and Johann Zarco. Sam Lowes was pushed aside into the first turn and had to slot into sixth. Baldissarri made a clean pass on Luthi on the first lap to the plaudits of the Italian crowd. Championship leader Alex Rins was in 20th place after having to start from the back of the grid as one of the eight restart time limit transgressors.

On the second lap, Zarco and Lowes made quick work of Schrotter, throwing him into the clutches of Alex Pons and out of the leading group of five.

On the third lap, Luthi sliced under Baldissarri for the lead into turn one, but couldn't get away from him and was hounded by the Italian throughout the lap. Pons was the only rider outside of the top five to stand a chance of catching them and he started his campaign to break free of the riders behind.

Johann Zarco continued his charge to the front and got past Hafizh Syahrin then Thomas Luthi to take second place five laps in. Syahrin took advantage of Luthi going wide to climb to third place.

On the sixth lap, Zarco took the lead and Luthi took third back from Syahrin. Lowes dove underneath Syahrin but Syahrin leaned on him, requiring Lowes to use the elbow to remove him from his side. Lowes turned and gesticulated as he passed him and tried to catch Luthi.

Zarco and Baldissarri swapped the lead a few times and Syahrin took fourth back off Lowes. Lap eight and Zarco led Baldissarri, swapping places again, but Baldissarri led on the penultimate lap, getting used to swapping places with Zarco.

Lowes took fourth from Syahrin and finally made it stick and set about Luthi in third.

On the last lap, Baldissarri took the lead into turn one, but Zarco forced his way past a few turns later and fought defensively for the remainder of the lap. Lowes succeeded in not only catching Luthi but passing him and pushed hard to maintain the place.

No last corner passes, no slipstream, Johann Zarco won by under a tenth of a second from Lorenzo Baldissarri while Sam Lowes held off Thomas Luthi for the last place on the podium and the championship lead.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 18'59.391
2 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex +0.030
3 22 Sam LOWES Kalex +1.096
4 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex +1.215
5 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex +1.653
6 49 Axel PONS Kalex +2.110
7 40 Alex RINS Kalex +5.649
8 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex +6.249
9 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex +6.280
10 77 Dominique AEGERTER Kalex +6.322
11 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex +6.720
12 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up +7.659
13 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex +7.718
14 52 Danny KENT Kalex +7.745
15 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex +8.046
16 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex +9.300
17 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up +10.410
18 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex +11.585
19 88 Ricard CARDUS Suter +11.654
20 42 Federico FULIGNI Kalex +14.739
21 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex +15.089
22 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex +15.098
23 57 Edgar PONS Kalex +21.012
24 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 +21.734
25 33 Alessandro TONUCCI Kalex +30.005
26 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex +50.423
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39 Luis SALOM Kalex 2 Laps
54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 9 Laps
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19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 0 Lap
10 Luca MARINI Kalex 0 Lap
97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 0 Lap
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2016
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2016 Mugello Moto3 Race Results: Slipstreaming Assumed

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With Moto3 races at Mugello determined by what happens at the last lap, the first nineteen laps are usually just to ensure you're in the front group for the run to the line.

The race opened with two VR46 riders, Roman Fenati and Andrea Migno, leading championship leader Brad Binder, but being Moto3 at Mugello, those positions didn't last. Migno led briefly, as did Khairul Pawi, making the most of the slipstreaming down the long straight into the first turn, passing a handful of riders into the turn and holding a very fast tight line through.

Jorge Navaro took a brief spell at the front on the fourth lap, with the top thirteen riders still within a second of each other. Hiroki Ono was constantly near the front with Francesco Bagnaia joining in the fray.

Every lap from then on consisted of very little action after the second corner, with few changes of position, right up to he last corner where three corners and a straight were the scene of all the action.

On the sixth lap of twenty, Roman Fenati and Jorge Navaro fought for the lead but a lap later, they were both deposed by Fabio Di Giannantonio who made his way from outside the top ten to the lead in very few laps, and the top nineteen riders were all in a solid group, giving anyone the opportunity to make up for a bad start.

One such man who redeemed bad qualifying was Fabio Quartararo who took to the front on the tenth lap, only to be passed by Di Giannantonio and Fenati, but Fenati's chain snapped and put him out of the race.

As the front riders charged across the line to start the twelfth lap, Jorge Navaro piled into Brad Binder as Binder avoided Juanfran Guevara on his right but nobody crashed and the race carried on at the same heat. Navaro did crash later that lap, though.

Another few laps, another few four-wide swarms into the first corner, the auditions for the last lap dash continued, but on the last lap, Brad Binder took to the lead and made a break for the lead that he would carry to the last corner and, as the metres ran out, he just held off the faster slipstreams behind him for the win. Four riders behind Binder contested the podium and Fabio Di Giannantonio scored his first GP points in second, beating Francesco Bagnaia, Niccolo Antonelli and Fabio Quartararo by three hundredths of a second.

Three wins in a row with his rivals suffering, Brad Binder increased his championship lead by 25 points.

Results

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 41 Brad BINDER KTM 39'49.382
2 4 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda +0.038
3 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra +0.069
4 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda +0.075
5 20 Fabio QUARTARARO KTM +0.077
6 76 Hiroki ONO Honda +1.037
7 36 Joan MIR KTM +1.532
8 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM +1.538
9 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM +1.567
10 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM +1.762
11 95 Jules DANILO Honda +1.791
12 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda +1.792
13 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM +1.933
14 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra +2.011
15 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA KTM +2.041
16 11 Livio LOI Honda +2.391
17 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Honda +2.434
18 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM +2.577
19 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra +2.775
20 98 Karel HANIKA Mahindra +4.289
21 6 Maria HERRERA KTM +4.916
22 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda +34.654
23 17 John MCPHEE Peugeot +34.692
24 43 Stefano VALTULINI Mahindra +34.739
25 77 Lorenzo PETRARCA Mahindra +42.628
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  44 Aron CANET Honda 1 Lap
  89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 1 Lap
  3 Fabio SPIRANELLI Mahindra 1 Lap
  55 Andrea LOCATELLI KTM 7 Laps
  9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda 9 Laps
  5 Romano FENATI KTM 11 Laps
  40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 13 Laps
  10 Alexis MASBOU Peugeot 17 Laps
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6
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2016 Mugello MotoGP WUP Result: Viñales Quickest, Lorenzo Blows an Engine

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Maverick Viñales was comfortably fastest in morning warm up for the MotoGP class. Jorge Lorenzo blew an engine at the end of the main straight. So far, he had only been using the third of his seven available engines, so he is in no danger of exceeding the limit just yet.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki 1'47.295    
2 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'47.436 0.141 0.141
3 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'47.645 0.350 0.209
4 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'47.721 0.426 0.076
5 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'47.777 0.482 0.056
6 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'47.787 0.492 0.010
7 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'47.800 0.505 0.013
8 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1'47.809 0.514 0.009
9 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'47.918 0.623 0.109
10 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'47.932 0.637 0.014
11 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'48.046 0.751 0.114
12 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'48.113 0.818 0.067
13 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'48.249 0.954 0.136
14 45 Scott Redding Ducati 1'48.290 0.995 0.041
15 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'48.584 1.289 0.294
16 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'48.749 1.454 0.165
17 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'48.786 1.491 0.037
18 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia 1'48.827 1.532 0.041
19 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1'49.202 1.907 0.375
20 76 Loris Baz Ducati 1'49.295 2.000 0.093
21 50 Eugene Laverty Ducati 1'49.507 2.212 0.212
  53 Tito Rabat Honda      

 

Round Number: 
6
2016
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2016 Mugello Moto2 WUP Result: Nakagami Leads Folger

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Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 1'52.458    
2 94 Jonas Folger Kalex 1'52.602 0.144 0.144
3 11 Sandro Cortese Kalex 1'52.858 0.400 0.256
4 52 Danny Kent Kalex 1'53.011 0.553 0.153
5 5 Johann Zarco Kalex 1'53.137 0.679 0.126
6 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'53.146 0.688 0.009
7 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 1'53.217 0.759 0.071
8 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'53.228 0.770 0.011
9 44 Miguel Oliveira Kalex 1'53.310 0.852 0.082
10 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'53.359 0.901 0.049
11 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1'53.361 0.903 0.002
12 60 Julian Simon Speed Up 1'53.414 0.956 0.053
13 19 Xavier Simeon Speed Up 1'53.456 0.998 0.042
14 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'53.476 1.018 0.020
15 49 Axel Pons Kalex 1'53.483 1.025 0.007
16 24 Simone Corsi Speed Up 1'53.520 1.062 0.037
17 40 Alex Rins Kalex 1'53.526 1.068 0.006
18 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 1'53.573 1.115 0.047
19 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'53.668 1.210 0.095
20 14 Ratthapark Wilairot Kalex 1'54.110 1.652 0.442
21 88 Ricard Cardus Suter 1'54.175 1.717 0.065
22 39 Luis Salom Kalex 1'54.184 1.726 0.009
23 77 Dominique Aegerter Kalex 1'54.186 1.728 0.002
24 97 Xavi Vierge Tech 3 1'54.393 1.935 0.207
25 54 Mattia Pasini Kalex 1'54.431 1.973 0.038
26 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'54.441 1.983 0.010
27 32 Isaac Viñales Tech 3 1'54.601 2.143 0.160
28 42 Federico Fuligni Kalex 1'54.800 2.342 0.199
29 70 Robin Mulhauser Kalex 1'55.025 2.567 0.225
30 2 Jesko Raffin Kalex 1'55.169 2.711 0.144
31 33 Alessandro Tonucci Kalex 1'55.330 2.872 0.161
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6
2016
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2016 Mugello Moto3 WUP Result: Bastianini Leads Italian Armada

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Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 1'58.701    
2 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'58.756 0.055 0.055
3 8 Nicolo Bulega KTM 1'58.900 0.199 0.144
4 84 Jakub Kornfeil Honda 1'59.038 0.337 0.138
5 21 Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra 1'59.117 0.416 0.079
6 76 Hiroki Ono Honda 1'59.237 0.536 0.120
7 9 Jorge Navarro Honda 1'59.285 0.584 0.048
8 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'59.364 0.663 0.079
9 48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta KTM 1'59.370 0.669 0.006
10 4 Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 1'59.450 0.749 0.080
11 88 Jorge Martin Mahindra 1'59.563 0.862 0.113
12 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 1'59.579 0.878 0.016
13 55 Andrea Locatelli KTM 1'59.641 0.940 0.062
14 41 Brad Binder KTM 1'59.642 0.941 0.001
15 58 Juanfran Guevara KTM 1'59.678 0.977 0.036
16 5 Romano Fenati KTM 1'59.806 1.105 0.128
17 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Mahindra 1'59.858 1.157 0.052
18 44 Aron Canet Honda 1'59.859 1.158 0.001
19 95 Jules Danilo Honda 1'59.939 1.238 0.080
20 64 Bo Bendsneyder KTM 1'59.995 1.294 0.056
21 11 Livio Loi Honda 2'00.071 1.370 0.076
22 10 Alexis Masbou Peugeot 2'00.084 1.383 0.013
23 7 Adam Norrodin Honda 2'00.278 1.577 0.194
24 98 Karel Hanika Mahindra 2'00.282 1.581 0.004
25 20 Fabio Quartararo KTM 2'00.354 1.653 0.072
26 40 Darryn Binder Mahindra 2'00.444 1.743 0.090
27 6 Maria Herrera KTM 2'00.589 1.888 0.145
28 36 Joan Mir KTM 2'00.608 1.907 0.019
29 3 Fabio Spiranelli Mahindra 2'00.871 2.170 0.263
30 77 Lorenzo Petrarca Mahindra 2'00.914 2.213 0.043
31 19 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 2'01.272 2.571 0.358
32 17 John Mcphee Peugeot 2'01.748 3.047 0.476
33 43 Stefano Valtulini Mahindra 2'02.282 3.581 0.534
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6
2016
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2016 Mugello Moto2 Qualifying Practice Result: A Man in Control

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Sam Lowes  has taken his third pole position of the year, outpacing all of his rivals early, and holding on as they upped the pace at the end of the session. Taka Nakagami will start from second, getting with five hundredths of Lowes, but the Japanese rider could not beat the Gresini rider. Forward Racing's Lorenzo Baldassarri rounds out the front row, the Italian starting from third.

Lowes starts with a significant advantage over his title rivals. Johann Zarco finds himself in sixth position, at the end of the second row, while Alex Rins is directly behind him in ninth, on the third row.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'51.965    
2 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 1'52.012 0.047 0.047
3 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'52.088 0.123 0.076
4 49 Axel Pons Kalex 1'52.091 0.126 0.003
5 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'52.134 0.169 0.043
6 5 Johann Zarco Kalex 1'52.198 0.233 0.064
7 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'52.265 0.300 0.067
8 24 Simone Corsi Speed Up 1'52.321 0.356 0.056
9 40 Alex Rins Kalex 1'52.321 0.356  
10 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'52.330 0.365 0.009
11 11 Sandro Cortese Kalex 1'52.343 0.378 0.013
12 77 Dominique Aegerter Kalex 1'52.361 0.396 0.018
13 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 1'52.394 0.429 0.033
14 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1'52.399 0.434 0.005
15 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 1'52.466 0.501 0.067
16 39 Luis Salom Kalex 1'52.624 0.659 0.158
17 94 Jonas Folger Kalex 1'52.652 0.687 0.028
18 52 Danny Kent Kalex 1'52.694 0.729 0.042
19 19 Xavier Simeon Speed Up 1'52.743 0.778 0.049
20 60 Julian Simon Speed Up 1'52.754 0.789 0.011
21 44 Miguel Oliveira Kalex 1'53.170 1.205 0.416
22 54 Mattia Pasini Kalex 1'53.238 1.273 0.068
23 14 Ratthapark Wilairot Kalex 1'53.318 1.353 0.080
24 70 Robin Mulhauser Kalex 1'53.623 1.658 0.305
25 88 Ricard Cardus Suter 1'53.778 1.813 0.155
26 32 Isaac Viñales Tech 3 1'53.806 1.841 0.028
27 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'53.881 1.916 0.075
28 42 Federico Fuligni Kalex 1'53.949 1.984 0.068
29 97 Xavi Vierge Tech 3 1'54.288 2.323 0.339
30 33 Alessandro Tonucci Kalex 1'54.832 2.867 0.544
31 2 Jesko Raffin Kalex 1'55.197 3.232 0.365

 

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6
2016
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2016 Mugello MotoGP Qualifying Result: A Scintillating Battle for Pole to the Line

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Valentino Rossi has taken pole position in a scintillating qualifying session at Mugello, and will start from the front of the grid in front of a jubilant home crowd. The Italian found himself paired with Maverick Viñales throughout qualifying, leading the Spaniard on the first exit, then trailing him on the second run. 

On his first exit, Rossi towed Viñales up to the first row, while not being able to make much of an impression himself, but on his second run, he tucked in behind Viñales, the Suzuki rider returning the favor and helping Rossi to his sixth pole at Mugello. The Spaniard was not willing to settle for towing Rossi to pole, however, launching a searing final lap where he came close to the Movistar Yamaha rider's time, but just lost out in the final sector.

Andrea Iannone fills the final spot on the front row, the Ducati rider using Jorge Lorenzo as a target on both his runs, until Lorenzo ducked back into the pits for a second stop. Marc Marquez looked like snatching pole from Rossi, but in a sign of just how hard he was pushing, he nearly washed both the front and rear tires at Correntaio, and almost colliding with Aleix Espargaro as he got back on line.

Marquez wound up in fourth, ahead of Jorge Lorenzo, who could not find the speed he had on the first day. Lorenzo gambled on a three-run strategy, but lost a lot of time when he swapped a hard front tire for a soft, and got out with just enough time for a single lap. Aleix Espargaro ended up in sixth, a very strong result given that he had been forced to come through Q1 first.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'46.504    
2 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki 1'46.598 0.094 0.094
3 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'46.607 0.103 0.009
4 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'46.759 0.255 0.152
5 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'46.882 0.378 0.123
6 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1'47.186 0.682 0.304
7 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'47.218 0.714 0.032
8 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'47.247 0.743 0.029
9 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'47.261 0.757 0.014
10 45 Scott Redding Ducati 1'47.359 0.855 0.098
11 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'47.361 0.857 0.002
12 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'47.436 0.932 0.075
Result of Q1:
Q2 45 Scott Redding Ducati 1'46.886    
Q2 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1'47.040 0.154 0.154
13 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'47.089 0.203 0.049
14 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'47.159 0.273 0.070
15 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'47.555 0.669 0.396
16 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'47.659 0.773 0.104
17 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'47.830 0.944 0.171
18 50 Eugene Laverty Ducati 1'48.111 1.225 0.281
19 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1'48.372 1.486 0.261
20 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia 1'48.646 1.760 0.274
21 76 Loris Baz Ducati 1'48.991 2.105 0.345
  53 Tito Rabat Honda      

 

Round Number: 
6
2016
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2016 Mugello MotoGP FP4 Result: Iannone Leads Rossi as Pace Heats Up

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Andrea Iannone ended the final session of free practice for MotoGP at the head of the timesheets. Iannone took a big lead early on, but Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales chipped away at his lead, until there was only around a tenth of a second left. Andrea Dovizioso finished in fourth, six tenths of a second behind his teammate, and just ahead of two more Ducatis, the Pramac of Scott Redding and the Aspar bike of Yonny Hernandez.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'47.284    
2 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'47.376 0.092 0.092
3 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki 1'47.545 0.261 0.169
4 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'47.911 0.627 0.366
5 45 Scott Redding Ducati 1'47.987 0.703 0.076
6 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'48.002 0.718 0.015
7 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'48.024 0.740 0.022
8 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1'48.036 0.752 0.012
9 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'48.048 0.764 0.012
10 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'48.052 0.768 0.004
11 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'48.187 0.903 0.135
12 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'48.269 0.985 0.082
13 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'48.439 1.155 0.170
14 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'48.439 1.155  
15 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'48.445 1.161 0.006
16 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'48.590 1.306 0.145
17 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'48.697 1.413 0.107
18 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1'48.951 1.667 0.254
19 50 Eugene Laverty Ducati 1'49.006 1.722 0.055
20 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia 1'49.298 2.014 0.292
21 76 Loris Baz Ducati 1'49.471 2.187 0.173
  53 Tito Rabat Honda      

 

Round Number: 
6
2016
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2016 Mugello Moto3 Qualifying Result: Winning the Waiting Game

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Romano Fenati has taken pole for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, winning a masterful game of chicken at the end of qualifying. Fenati was strong throughout the session, taking the lead early on, and improving as the session headed toward the close.

In the last ten minutes of QP, a waiting game began, with riders all looking at each other, waiting to exit the pit lane with the fastest riders. The fastest riders spent the final few minutes all looking at each other, not wanting to act as the hare to pull other riders to a fast time. With five minutes to go, riders started heading out, too late to make a concerted attack on pole.

Brad Binder, in second at the time, got to the head of one group, but was not going fast enough to help anyone improve. Just behind Binder, the chasing group benefited, with Andrea Migno, Nicolo Bulega, Khairul Idham Pawi and Pecco Bagnaia all improving their times. Migno leapfrogged Binder into second, with Bagnaia initially in third, until the Mahindra man was demoted down to eighth for cutting a corner on a flying lap. That put Pawi onto the front row, with Binder knocked back to fourth, ahead of Jorge Navarro and Enea Bastianini.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 5 Romano Fenati KTM 1'57.289    
2 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'57.586 0.297 0.297
3 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 1'57.605 0.316 0.019
4 41 Brad Binder KTM 1'57.661 0.372 0.056
5 9 Jorge Navarro Honda 1'57.956 0.667 0.295
6 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 1'57.994 0.705 0.038
7 8 Nicolo Bulega KTM 1'58.013 0.724 0.019
8 21 Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra 1'58.049 0.760 0.036
9 44 Aron Canet Honda 1'58.123 0.834 0.074
10 36 Joan Mir KTM 1'58.151 0.862 0.028
11 76 Hiroki Ono Honda 1'58.152 0.863 0.001
12 4 Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 1'58.228 0.939 0.076
13 64 Bo Bendsneyder KTM 1'58.305 1.016 0.077
14 48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta KTM 1'58.343 1.054 0.038
15 88 Jorge Martin Mahindra 1'58.344 1.055 0.001
16 84 Jakub Kornfeil Honda 1'58.375 1.086 0.031
17 55 Andrea Locatelli KTM 1'58.426 1.137 0.051
18 20 Fabio Quartararo KTM 1'58.486 1.197 0.060
19 98 Karel Hanika Mahindra 1'58.494 1.205 0.008
20 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Mahindra 1'58.520 1.231 0.026
21 19 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 1'58.577 1.288 0.057
22 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'58.606 1.317 0.029
23 11 Livio Loi Honda 1'58.676 1.387 0.070
24 40 Darryn Binder Mahindra 1'58.745 1.456 0.069
25 95 Jules Danilo Honda 1'58.763 1.474 0.018
26 58 Juanfran Guevara KTM 1'58.767 1.478 0.004
27 10 Alexis Masbou Peugeot 1'58.931 1.642 0.164
28 17 John Mcphee Peugeot 1'59.041 1.752 0.110
29 6 Maria Herrera KTM 1'59.260 1.971 0.219
30 43 Stefano Valtulini Mahindra 1'59.448 2.159 0.188
31 7 Adam Norrodin Honda 1'59.453 2.164 0.005
32 3 Fabio Spiranelli Mahindra 2'00.482 3.193 1.029
33 77 Lorenzo Petrarca Mahindra 2'00.570 3.281 0.088

 

Round Number: 
6
2016
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Total votes: 4

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