2021 Mugello MotoGP FP1 Result: Fast Start For Viñales

Mugello welcomed the premier class back after a year’s hiatus forced by the pandemic but the home favourites had a low key first session, while Maverick Viñales stole the spotlight. After Michele Pirro started out fast on his favourite playground, the Spaniard took over at the front and resisted a late charge from compatriot Alex Rins to keep top spot to the checkered flag. Johann Zarco did not even need fresh rubber to climb into second, two tenths off the lead, while Rins dropped to third ahead of teammate Joan Mir.

Franco Morbidelli was the first of the Italian brigade in fifth position, ahead of Pecco Bagnaia and Pirro – the Ducati test rider standing in for the recovering Jorge Martin. Fabio Quartararo very briefly led the way, before dropping back to eighth place and was the last rider to post a time within a second of his teammate’s. Le Mans victor Jack Miller and lead KTM man Miguel Oliveira rounded out the top ten, while the likes of Takaaki Nakagami and the Espargaro brothers narrowly missed out. Two of the names frequently mentioned in Mugello, Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi, started their weekend just outside of the top 15, over a second and a half behind the leader.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'46.593    
2 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'46.802 0.209 0.209
3 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'46.952 0.359 0.150
4 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'47.176 0.583 0.224
5 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'47.184 0.591 0.008
6 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'47.186 0.593 0.002
7 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'47.555 0.962 0.369
8 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'47.566 0.973 0.011
9 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'47.716 1.123 0.150
10 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'47.748 1.155 0.032
11 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'47.791 1.198 0.043
12 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'47.870 1.277 0.079
13 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'47.992 1.399 0.122
14 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'48.049 1.456 0.057
15 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'48.128 1.535 0.079
16 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'48.277 1.684 0.149
17 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'48.302 1.709 0.025
18 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'48.319 1.726 0.017
19 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'48.375 1.782 0.056
20 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'48.734 2.141 0.359
21 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'48.967 2.374 0.233
22 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'48.997 2.404 0.030
Round Number: 
6
2021
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Comments

At last back at Mugello, in spirit at least.

Yamaha, Suzuki & Ducati as predicted. The others not far behind.

Thanks for the report Zara

Should be a cracking race meeting.