2017 Mugello MotoGP FP4 Result: Zarco Leads Rossi

While the fans were heating up like a piece of toast, from both the temperatures and seeing Valentino Rossi on top, the riders were trying on some interesting tyre combinations – from Zarco on his beloved soft front to Marquez, unusually, on the medium and Pedrosa, Rossi and Vinales on the hard.

With all the focus on race pace, it was Rossi who stayed on top up until the very last minute when Zarco blasted past to grab the limelight. Just as the Frenchman took over his lead, Rossi crashed out harmlessly in turn twelve.

Marc Marquez’s weekend was going a bit too calm for his liking as well, so he opened FP4 with two big saves and an equally noteworthy display of his dirt track talents through the gravel trap. That meant he did not post a significant time until the second half of the session and, once he switched to a hard front tyre, the world champion climbed into third.

Alvaro Bautista was once again mixing it with the factory boys in fourth position, followed by Michelle Pirro as the top factory Ducati and Jonas Folger’s Yamaha in sixth.

Andrea Dovizioso, Maverick Vinales and Jorge Lorenzo completed the top nine, although all three men were less than three tenths of a second down on Zarco, while the top seventeen was covered by one second.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1'47.690    
2 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'47.753 0.063 0.063
3 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'47.801 0.111 0.048
4 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 1'47.812 0.122 0.011
5 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'47.877 0.187 0.065
6 94 Jonas FOLGER Yamaha 1'47.878 0.188 0.001
7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'47.960 0.270 0.082
8 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'47.979 0.289 0.019
9 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1'47.979 0.289  
10 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'48.004 0.314 0.025
11 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'48.042 0.352 0.038
12 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'48.190 0.500 0.148
13 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1'48.250 0.560 0.060
14 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'48.331 0.641 0.081
15 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'48.337 0.647 0.006
16 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'48.455 0.765 0.118
17 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'48.636 0.946 0.181
18 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'48.902 1.212 0.266
19 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'48.954 1.264 0.052
20 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 1'48.999 1.309 0.045
21 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'49.012 1.322 0.013
22 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'49.229 1.539 0.217
23 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 1'49.367 1.677 0.138
24 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI Suzuki 1'49.939 2.249 0.572

 

Round Number: 
6
2017
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