Marquez fastest with temperamental weather in Mugello


30 May 2014
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez remains the main protagonist in Italy after setting the fastest time in this morning’s FP1 session. However, with the threat of rain – and light spots falling on the track – in the afternoon, neither Marc or his teammate Dani Pedrosa went out, in fact only four riders took to the track, none of them improving times from this morning.

Marc posted his fastest time of 1’48.004 on lap 17 of 19 this morning, placing him in first position for the day. Dani recorded his fastest lap of 1’49.203 on lap 8 of 18 leaving him eleventh for the day.

Marc Marquez:
1st – 1’48.004

“Today was a really good day, I began with a few questions on my mind after last year – when this track was one of those that I found most difficult – and I saw that things have changed completely after a year of experience. The morning went well and the feeling was good, but in the afternoon we didn’t go out as it was raining on-and-off and the surface was neither fit for dry riding nor wet tyres. I felt very comfortable on the bike, there was a big difference compared to last year and I’m feeling much better about things and we hope to continue improving”

Dani Pedrosa:
11th – 1’49.203

“Today we were only able to complete a few laps in the morning, in which I didn’t feel completely comfortable. Then we were not able to ride in the afternoon as conditions were mixed and we couldn’t use the slick tyres, but we were also unable to use the wets due to the track not being wet enough. In any case, I can’t wait to continue working tomorrow to recover the ground needed and begin to ride fast”

practice results

Gran Premio d’Italia – Round 6
Pos. Rider Num. Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marc Marquez 93 ESP Repsol Honda Team HONDA 1’48.004
2 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA Yamaha Factory YAMAHA 1’48.386
3 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA Pramac Racing DUCATI 1’48.434
4 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA Ducati Team DUCATI 1’48.518
5 Jorge Lorenzo 99 ESP Yamaha Factory Racing YAMAHA 1’48.665
6 Aleix Espargaro 41 ESP NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA 1’48.743
7 Stefan Bradl 6 GER LCR Honda MotoGP HONDA 1’48.925
8 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR Ducati Team DUCATI 1’48.980
9 Alvaro Bautista 19 ESP Go & Fun Honda Gresini HONDA 1’49.030
10 Bradley Smith 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 1’49.030
11 Dani Pedrosa 26 ESP Repsol Honda Team HONDA 1’49.203
12 Pol Espargaro 44 ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 1’49.308
13 Colin Edwards 5 USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA 1’49.818
14 Michele Pirro 51 ITA Ducati Team DUCATI 1’50.030
15 Hiroshi Aoyama 7 JPN Drive M7 Aspar HONDA 1’50.143
16 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL Pramac Racing DUCATI 1’50.189
17 Karel Abraham 17 CZE Cardion AB Motoracing HONDA 1’50.327
18 Scott Redding 45 GBR Go & Fun Honda Gresini HONDA 1’50.440
19 Hector Barbera 8 ESP Avintia Racing MotoGP FTR-KAWASAKI 1’51.396
20 Mike Di Meglio 63 FRA Avintia Racing MotoGP FTR-KAWASAKI 1’52.164
21 Michael Laverty 70 GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART & PBM 1’52.748
22 Broc Parkes 23 AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 1’53.775
23 Nicky Hayden 69 USA Drive M7 Aspar HONDA 1’55.369











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