2014 Mugello MotoGP FP1 Results: Marquez Leads From Italian Trio

Championship leader Marc Marquez has continued his scintillating 2014 form to head the opening MotoGP practice session of the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello. Lingering cloud created cool morning conditions and meant that the Spaniard's benchmark time of 1:48.004 was almost a second slower than the fastest ever lap recorded at the circuit. The time was however good enough to place him almost four tenths clear of hometown hero Valentino Rossi in second while fellow Italian riders Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso claimed impressive third and fourth placings for Ducati.

Jorge Lorenzo rounded out the top five ahead of Forward Racing's Aleix Espargaro, Stefan Bradl and Cal Crutchlow while Alvaro Bautista, who was running high up the order in the early stages, suffered a familiar crash late on to end the session in ninth place. Bradley Smith completed the top ten while his team mate Pol Espargaro had a big crash halfway through the session, he thankfully managed to walk away unscathed and finished twelfth behind an ominously under-whelming Dani Pedrosa.

Full Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'48.004    
2 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'48.386 0.382 0.382
3 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'48.434 0.430 0.048
4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'48.518 0.514 0.084
5 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'48.665 0.661 0.147
6 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 1'48.743 0.739 0.078
7 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'48.925 0.921 0.182
8 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 1'48.980 0.976 0.055
9 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'49.030 1.026 0.050
10 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'49.030 1.026  
11 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'49.203 1.199 0.173
12 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'49.308 1.304 0.105
13 5 Colin EDWARDS Forward Yamaha 1'49.818 1.814 0.510
14 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'50.030 2.026 0.212
15 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 1'50.143 2.139 0.113
16 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'50.189 2.185 0.046
17 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 1'50.327 2.323 0.138
18 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'50.440 2.436 0.113
19 8 Hector BARBERA Avintia 1'51.396 3.392 0.956
20 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 1'52.164 4.160 0.768
21 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 1'52.748 4.744 0.584
22 23 Broc PARKES PBM 1'53.775 5.771 1.027
23 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'55.369 7.365 1.594
  9 Danilo PETRUCCI        

 

Round Number: 
6
2014
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Comments

... and can your team get the bike fixed for FP2?

Seriously, I am uncomfortable with him rushing back out on backup bike, hearing his post-session comments that he was dazed, confused, not able to focus.