Less than half a second split the top nine on the opening day of practice, Marquez amongst the top ten in sixth and Lorenzo looking for more tomorrow.

Yesterday’s clouds were nowhere to be seen as the Repsol Honda Team rolled out of the garage for Free Practice 1. Overcoming the final remnants of a post-French GP cold, MotoGP World Championship leader Marc Marquez set the pace from early in FP1.

Temperatures rose slightly to 23°C ambient and 45°C on track for Free Practice 2, with the pace at front quickening alongside it. Improving to a 1’47.062, half a second faster than FP1, Marquez concluded the day sixth fastest – 0.330s from Bagnaia. Marquez and his team are pleased with progress made having spent the day focusing on solutions for Sunday’s race.

Jorge Lorenzo spent Friday practice at the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley with one eye looking towards Saturday and electing to save his softer tyres. Less than a second off his teammate in FP1, Lorenzo was outside of the top 15. The times remained close in FP2 and despite improving his lap time around the Mugello Circuit, Jorge Lorenzo concluded the day 20th.

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 01, is when the one lap pace matters most as the grid for the 23-lap Italian Grand Prix is decided. The day commences at 09:55 local time with Free Practice 3, deciding the ten riders who advance automatically to Q2.

Marc Marquez

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Today we worked just with the tyres for the race. I am still a little bit sick from yesterday and also the bike wasn’t 100% either, hopefully a good night’s rest will help us both to be back at 100% tomorrow! Even like this we aren’t far and we just need to keep pushing tomorrow. It’s Friday and we didn’t put a new tyre in at the end so we are still feeling good.

Repsol Honda Team
Jorge Lorenzo

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Of course we can’t be happy with 20th, it’s not a good position to be in. But today at the end of FP2 everyone fitted the soft and I stayed working with the harder tyre because I feel we will be able to profit more tomorrow morning. My pace is not so far from everyone else but we still need to improve our one lap pace a bit. I think we could have been top ten with a new tyre. Tomorrow we will see.

Repsol Honda Team
Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley

Autodromo del Mugello, Italy

MotoGP 2019, Round 6

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Friday 31 May 2019, 13:54 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 23°C
  • Humidity: 32%
  • Ground Temp: 45°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Francesco Bagnaia 63 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1'46.732
2 Fabio Quartararo 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +0.046
3 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.131
4 Pol Espargaro 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0.234
5 Maverick Viñales 12 SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.241
6 Marc Marquez 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +0.330
7 Alex Rins 42 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.435
8 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda +0.438
9 Jack Miller 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +0.453
10 Franco Morbidelli 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +0.536
11 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.615
12 Johann Zarco 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0.687
13 Michele Pirro 51 ITA Ducati Test Team Ducati +0.689
14 Takaaki Nakagami 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda +0.751
15 Joan Mir 36 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.847
16 Aleix Espargaro 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +0.880
17 Tito Rabat 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +0.954
18 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.994
19 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +1.155
20 Jorge Lorenzo 99 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +1.382
21 Karel Abraham 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +1.414
22 Hafizh Syahrin 55 THA KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +1.764
23 Miguel Oliveira 88 POR KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +2.182
Rider Standings
Sunday, 19 May 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Marc MARQUEZ 93 SPA 95 Repsol Honda Team Honda
2 Andrea DOVIZIOSO 4 ITA 87 Ducati Team Ducati
3 Alex RINS 42 SPA 75 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki
4 Valentino ROSSI 46 ITA 72 Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha
5 Danilo PETRUCCI 9 ITA 57 Ducati Team Ducati
6 Jack MILLER 43 AUS 42 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati
7 Franco MORBIDELLI 21 ITA 34 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha
8 Cal CRUTCHLOW 35 GBR 34 LCR Honda Honda
9 Pol ESPARGARO 44 SPA 31 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
10 Maverick VIñALES 12 SPA 30 Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha
11 Takaaki NAKAGAMI 30 JPN 29 LCR Honda Honda
12 Fabio QUARTARARO 20 FRA 25 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha
13 Aleix ESPARGARO 41 SPA 22 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
14 Jorge LORENZO 99 SPA 16 Repsol Honda Team Honda
15 Johann ZARCO 5 FRA 10 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
16 Francesco BAGNAIA 63 ITA 9 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati
17 Miguel OLIVEIRA 88 POR 8 KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM
18 Joan MIR 36 SPA 8 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki
19 Andrea IANNONE 29 ITA 6 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
20 Stefan BRADL 6 GER 6 HRC Test Team Honda
21 Hafizh SYAHRIN 55 THA 2 KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM
22 Tito RABAT 53 SPA 2 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati