Valentino Rossi takes pole position for his home Italian MotoGP at Mugello for the first time since 2008.

The Italian gained a tow from future team-mate Maverick Vinales, who went on to snatch second on the grid ahead of practice leader Andrea Iannone.

Tito Rabat ruled out of the remainder of the weekend due to a fractured collarbone in FP3...

Qualifying 2: 1. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 46.504s [Lap 7/8] 340km/h (Top Speed) 2. Maverick Vi?ales ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 46.598s +0.094s [7/7] 340km/h 3. Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 46.607s +0.103s [5/8] 347km/h 4. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 46.759s +0.255s [2/7] 341km/h 5. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 46.882s +0.378s [8/8] 340km/h 6. Aleix Espargaro ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 47.186s +0.682s [6/6] 340km/h 7. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 47.218s +0.714s [7/8] 342km/h 8. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 47.247s +0.743s [9/9] 339km/h 9. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 47.261s +0.757s [6/7] 349km/h 10. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 47.359s +0.855s [5/6] 345km/h 11. Michele Pirro ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 47.361s +0.857s [6/6] 346km/h 12. Yonny Hernandez COL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 47.436s +0.932s [7/7] 346km/h

Qualifying 1: 13. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 47.089s 348km/h 14. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 47.159s 339km/h 15. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 47.555s 343km/h 16. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 47.659s 335km/h 17. Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 47.830s 335km/h 18. Eugene Laverty IRL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 48.111s 345km/h 19. Alvaro Bautista ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 48.372s 331km/h 20. Stefan Bradl GER Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 48.646s 336km/h 21. Loris Baz FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 48.991s 339km/h
Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* No Time

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7 engine changes for the season. Engines must be identical throughout season within same team (development freeze). 5 days of private testing. Black Name = Concessions.
9 engine changes. No engine development freeze. Unlimited private testing. * Rookie

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Fastest practice time: Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati 1m 46.991s (FP3)

Official Mugello MotoGP records: Best lap: Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati 1m 46.489s (2015) Fastest race lap: Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 47.639s (2013)

By Peter McLaren

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Codger: " Dovi really shows his true potential after getting long term contract, ouch can't even pass Q2 at home circuit "

What a pathetic thing to say !! Dovi had various problems all weekend and only missed main qualifying by hundredths of a second.

In case you can't work it out for yourself.....Dovi's lap time in Q1 would have put him on the second row in 6th place.[\blockquote]

If my grandmother had wheels, she would have been a bike!