Maverick Vi?ales demonstrated an impressive turn of pace in morning warm-up at Mugello as he bids to push for a first victory in the MotoGP class.

A day on from narrowly missing out on pole position, Vi?ales led Andrea Dovizioso by 0.14s and Marc Marquez by 0.35s, suggesting Valentino Rossi was right to point toward the young Spaniard as having the potential to challenge for 25 points.

Vi?ales' fine morning was in contrast to both team-mate Aleix Espargaro - who fell without injury at frightening speed at turn 13 - and Jorge Lorenzo, whose Movistar Yamaha's engine suffered a spectacular blow up as he crested the rise toward turn one.

Lorenzo ended the session in fourth, with Valentino Rossi showing a very similar pace a place behind in fifth. Third placed qualified Andrea Iannone was sixth fastest.

Pol Espargaro put his two crashes on Saturday behind him, with brother Aleix - up and walking after his spill - eighth fastest. Danilo Petrucci was eighth and Dani Pedrosa rounded out the top ten.

1. Maverick Vi?ales
2. Andrea Dovizioso
3. Marc Marquez
4. Jorge Lorenzo
5. Valentino Rossi
6. Andrea Iannone
7. Pol Espargaro
8. Aleix Espargaro
9. Danilo Petrucci
10. Dani Pedrosa
11.Cal Crutchlow
12.Bradley Smith
13.Michele Pirro
14.Scott Redding
15.Jack Miller
16. Yonny Hernandez
17. Hector Barbera
18.Stefan Bradl
19.Alvaro Bautista
20.Loris Baz
21. Eugene Laverty



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