Latest MotoGP Results
Full Recap and Results Below:
Full Recap and Results Below:
Full Recap and Results Below:
World Championship leader Tito Rabat has continued to set the pace at Mugello as he headed the field in the third Moto3 Free Practice session. The Marc VDS rider bettered his quickest Friday lap to set a time of 1:52.694, enough to leave him two tenths clear of now regular front runner Jonas Folger and fellow German youngster Sandro Cortese. Thomas Luthi ended with the fourth fastest time and was a further two tenths behind, while Aspar's Jordi Torres completed the top five.
Moto2 rookie Maverick Vinales recovered from a rather embarrassing, wobbly low speed crash at turn one to post the sixth quickest lap and out-do his team mate Luis Salom. Championship challenger Mika Kallio was eighth while Tech 3's Marcel Schrotter and local journeyman Alex DeAngelis rounded out the top ten.
After a somewhat under whelming Friday performance Dani Pedrosa responded in the best possible fashion to post the quickest lap time for MotoGP FP3 at Mugello. Under glorious, sun-drenched conditions the Repsol Honda rider's time of 1:47.754 was only one tenth shy of the race lap record set by Marquez last year and put him two tenths clear of his team mate at the conclusion of the morning's session. Andrea Dovizioso got the maximum from his super soft tyres to finish in third ahead of the Yamaha pairing of Jorge Lorenzo and Bradley Smith. Smith put in a fantastic last ditch lap to vault into the top five after lagging outside the top ten for much of the session.
Valentino Rossi had to settle for the sixth quickest lap time but displayed strong and consistent race pace, he was ahead of Cal Crutchlow, Pol Espargaro and Stefan Bradl. Bradl had a high-speed crash with two minutes remaining but managed to walk away unharmed. Andrea Iannone completed the top ten and was the last of the automatic participants in this afternoon's QP2 session. Aleix Espargaro and Alvaro Bautista ended in eleventh and twelfth places respectively and will have to vie for a place in Q2 in the precursory session.
Alex Marquez has taken advantage of the much welcomed Saturday morning sunshine to pick up where he left off on Friday and top the timesheets for Moto3's third Free Practice session at Mugello. Marquez' blistering time was over a second quicker than he could manage yesterday and signified the improvement in grip that the warm morning conditions had allowed. Efren Vazquez wasn't far behind at all, the fellow Spaniard finished a mere one hundredth of a second behind Marquez and over half a second clear of Brad Binder in third.
Jack Miller had to settle for the fourth fastest time and cut a visibly frustrated figure throughout, the Championship leader struggled to deal with scheming slip streamers and his inability to stay calm likely cost him outright speed in the end. Isaac Vinales rounded out the top five ahead of Mahindra's Miguel Oliveira and RTG Honda rider John McPhee while Alex Rins, Niklas Ajo and Jakub Kornfeil completed the top ten.
Suisse rider Randy Krummenacher has topped Moto2 Free Practice 2 at Mugello, the IODA rider adjusted best and took advantage of the slippery conditions to finish ahead of Johan Zarco and Mika Kallio. Rain fell throughout and grew steadily more heavy as the session progressed, this meant Krummenacher's fastest lap was almost twenty seconds slower than the times set in the morning running.
As is oftenn the case with wet conditions a surprise name featured higher up the order than usual; Tetsuta Nagashima ended up in a deserved fourth position ahead of wet weather expert Thomas Luthi and local rider Mattia Pasini. The Speed Up duo of Sam Lowes and Ant West posted the seventh and eighth fastest times while Axel Pons and Franco Morbidelli rounded out the top ten.
The second MotoGP Free Practice session at Mugello was all but washed out as intermittent rain fell throughout. Michele Pirro set the quickest lap of the session in the final seconds with a time of 2:05.435, some seventeen seconds slower than Marquez' morning benchmark. Nicky Hayden was the first rider to venture out on track equipped with wet tires and any real purpose, he ended up second on the time sheets. Alvaro Bautista and Hiroshi Aoyama were the only other riders to register official laps and consequently rounded out the top four.
For the majority of the hour long session the conditions were suitable for currently unavailable 'intermediate' tires, riders spent more time fulfilling their media commitments than risk pushing for any kind of flying lap.
Alex Marquez has headed the field in second Free Practice for the Moto2 class at Mugello, registering a time of 1:58.713. He ended the session a microscopic one thousandth of a second ahead of a much improved (compared to FP1) Romano Fenati and Championship leader Jack Miller, who posted the third quickest time and was only a further seven hundredths behind. Juanfran Guevara continued his surprisingly strong start to the weekend and finished up in fourth followed by Francesco Bagnaia, Miguel Oliveira, Niklas Ajo and Isaac Vinales.
Mahindra's Brad Binder claimed the ninth fastest time ahead of Efren Vazquez, who was predictably the fastest rider through the speed traps, but has some work to do to piece together an outright lap time. The session was brought to a premature conclusion when, with seven minutes remaining, the persistent gloomy cloud coverage produced a smattering of light rain around the circuit. The unpredictable weather thus far could prove a decisive factor in the days ahead. Added to this; the fact that the top eighteen riders were covered by less than a second means that the Moto3 class will surely be the one to watch come race day.
In cool morning conditions Tito Rabat has topped a densely packed Moto2 field for FP1 at Mugello. The Spanish Kalex rider posted a time of 1:52.860 with his final lap to end the session a miniscule six thousandths of a second ahead of Sandro Cortese, as the top thirteen riders were split by less than a second. Thomas Luthi ended up third after leading for much of the running ahead of Jonas Folger and local veteran Alex DeAngelis.
Fellow Italian rider Mattia Pasini continued the strong morning showing from the home-town participants to register the sixth fastest time while Luis Salom, Simone Corsi, Jordi Torres and Marcel Schrotter completed the top ten.
Championship leader Marc Marquez has continued his scintillating 2014 form to head the opening MotoGP practice session of the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello. Lingering cloud created cool morning conditions and meant that the Spaniard's benchmark time of 1:48.004 was almost a second slower than the fastest ever lap recorded at the circuit. The time was however good enough to place him almost four tenths clear of hometown hero Valentino Rossi in second while fellow Italian riders Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso claimed impressive third and fourth placings for Ducati.
Jorge Lorenzo rounded out the top five ahead of Forward Racing's Aleix Espargaro, Stefan Bradl and Cal Crutchlow while Alvaro Bautista, who was running high up the order in the early stages, suffered a familiar crash late on to end the session in ninth place. Bradley Smith completed the top ten while his team mate Pol Espargaro had a big crash halfway through the session, he thankfully managed to walk away unscathed and finished twelfth behind an ominously under-whelming Dani Pedrosa.