Vinales on pole from Rossi and Dovizioso at the Italian MotoGP

Vinales on pole from Rossi and Dovizioso at the Italian MotoGP

Championship leader Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) has taken pole for the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley, heading teammate Valentino Rossi on the ‘Doctor’’s home turf at Mugello. Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso gives the home crowd even more to cheer about, taking third and a front row start.

Ducati test rider Michele Pirro shone once again to head the second row at a venue he knows well, ahead of Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) and reigning Champion teammate Marc Marquez.

Heading up Row 3 is one of Mugello’s most successful riders, Ducati Team’s Jorge Lorenzo, ahead of compatriot Alvaro Bautista (Pull&Bear Aspar Team) as top Independent Team rider. Danilo Petrucci (Octo Pramac Racing) had seemed set for a front row start before having his fastest laptime cancelled for exceeding track limits, and the Italian dropped from a provisional P2 to take ninth on the grid at home – in front of a best ever for EG 0,0 Marc VDS rider Tito Rabat to complete the top ten.

Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) had a more difficult session to take eleventh, with Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) crashing out early and ending the session in P12.

One huge name to miss the cut in Q1 was two-time GP winner Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda), who will line up in P13 for the Italian GP, as Hector Barbera (Reale Avintia Racing) also missed the cut to qualify fourteenth. Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rookie Jonas Folger was another who didn’t move through, the German suffering a rare crash in the final two minutes of Q1 and lining up in P15.

Andrea Iannone (Team Suzuki Ecstar) qualified sixteenth as he struggles with illness at his home GP, ahead of Loris Baz (Reale Avintia Racing). Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) impressed in eighteenth, ahead of a tough session for Jack Miller (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) and Scott Redding (Octo Pramac Racing).

The MotoGP™ battle commences at 14:00 (GMT +2) on Sunday, at one of the most beautiful racetracks in the world – the Autodromo del Mugello

MotoGP Qualifying Nr. 2 Classification 2017
Mugello, Saturday, June 03, 2017

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 339.7 1'46.575
2 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 343.2 1'46.814 0.239 / 0.239
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 349.7 1'46.835 0.260 / 0.021
4 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 350.9 1'46.878 0.303 / 0.043
5 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 344.9 1'46.999 0.424 / 0.121
6 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 343.8 1'47.050 0.475 / 0.051
7 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Ducati Team Ducati 349.1 1'47.152 0.577 / 0.102
8 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 350.9 1'47.167 0.592 / 0.015
9 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA OCTO Pramac Racing Ducati 352.0 1'47.266 0.691 / 0.099
10 53 Tito RABAT SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 342.5 1'47.282 0.707 / 0.016
11 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 342.9 1'47.319 0.744 / 0.037
12 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 343.5 1'47.475 0.900 / 0.156
Weather Conditions:

| Track Condition: Dry| Air: 28º| Humidity: 38%| Ground: 55º
Records:

Fastest Lap: Lap: 6 Maverick VIÑALES 1'46.575 177.1 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap: 2013 Marc MARQUEZ 1'47.639 175.4 Km/h
Best Lap: 2015 Andrea IANNONE 1'46.489 177.3 Km/h.