2016 Mugello MotoGP FP3 Result: Iannone Imposes in Mad Dash for Q2

Andrea Iannone has topped the timesheets in the final session of free practice for the MotoGP class, once again posting an impressive lap to become the first rider to get into the 1'46s. The last ten minutes of practice turned hectic, as the riders embarked on the shootout to get straight into Q2. The lead swapped hands several times, Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo battling for supremacy, with the Repsol Honda rider getting the upper hand at first, before Andrea Iannone took control.

Marquez ended the session in second, ahead of Maverick Viñales, who put in a fast final lap to finish third. Yonny Hernandez took fourth on the Aspar Ducati, the Colombian rider using Andrea Dovizioso for a tow. After battling early with Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo ended FP3 in fifth, just ahead of a remarkably resilient Danilo Petrucci on the Pramac Ducati. Bradley Smith posted a fast lap at the very end to jump up to 7th, just ahead of Valentino Rossi. Dani Pedrosa and Michele Pirro took the final slots in Q2, Cal Crutchlow being demoted to 11th, and forced to fight his way through from Q1 this afternoon.

Though Iannone had the headline time, it was Jorge Lorenzo who was the most consistently fast on race pace. Marc Marquez, Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales are all close.

The session was marred by a couple of big crashes, both Tito Rabat and Pol Espargaro going down hard at the fast Biondetti chicane, losing the front on entry. Pol Espargaro was lucky enough to walk away unhurt, but Tito Rabat was far less fortunate. The Marc VDS rider fell and fractured his left collarbone, and is out for the rest of the weekend.


Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'46.991    
2 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'47.080 0.089 0.089
3 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki 1'47.180 0.189 0.100
4 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'47.327 0.336 0.147
5 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'47.393 0.402 0.066
6 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'47.408 0.417 0.015
7 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'47.504 0.513 0.096
8 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'47.540 0.549 0.036
9 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'47.583 0.592 0.043
10 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'47.619 0.628 0.036
To Q1:    
11 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'47.625 0.634 0.006
12 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'47.859 0.868 0.234
13 45 Scott Redding Ducati 1'47.939 0.948 0.080
14 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'48.003 1.012 0.064
15 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'48.015 1.024 0.012
16 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1'48.046 1.055 0.031
17 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'48.048 1.057 0.002
18 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1'48.305 1.314 0.257
19 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia 1'48.592 1.601 0.287
20 76 Loris Baz Ducati 1'48.725 1.734 0.133
21 50 Eugene Laverty Ducati 1'49.285 2.294 0.560
  53 Tito Rabat Honda      


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Is he doing well? Or is he doing bad? Any info about his future in Motogp? I can't seem to find anything related to this even tho his contract with HRC is up by the end of the year...

And good timing. Ducati bosses might scratch their ears after this session. 

Also great act of Marquez to be that fast with a machine probably out of tune compared to most bikes

And Yonnie Hernandez, Petrucci..... Vinales... Great session