Italian MotoGP, Mugello - Free Practice (2) Results
Pos RiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1^1Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)1'45.891s17/19353k
2^1Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)+0.049s17/20351k
3^4Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo (GP22)+0.422s16/19348k
4^5Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)+0.458s16/17353k
5^5Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)+0.471s15/17344k
6˅1Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)+0.504s16/17352k
7^10Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.548s18/19354k
8^6Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*+0.582s17/19350k
9^2Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.628s18/19346k
10˅2Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.727s15/16351k
11^9Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP22)+0.738s15/18352k
12^7Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.767s17/19352k
13˅9Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.772s17/17355k
14^4Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.927s18/20350k
15˅14Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.961s16/17347k
16^7Fabio Di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP21)*+1.024s18/19348k
17˅11Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)+1.162s15/17347k
18˅5Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+1.260s17/18350k
19˅4Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+1.378s8/17354k
20˅4Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.577s19/20344k
21=Andrea DoviziosoITAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)+1.692s19/20347k
22^4Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.793s18/18345k
23^1Darryn BinderRSAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*+1.796s14/16347k
24˅12Michele PirroITADucati Test Rider (GP22)+1.835s12/17350k
25=Raul FernandezSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+2.107s18/18347k
26˅4Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)+2.197s3/15347k

* Rookie

^X Rider is X positions higher than FP1.
= Rider is same position as FP1.
˅X Rider is X positions lower than FP1.

Fastest FP1 time:
Takaaki Nakagami JPN Honda 1m 46.662s

Official Mugello MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Fabio Quartararo FRA Yamaha 1m 45.187s (2021)
Fastest race lap:
Johann Zarco FRA Ducati 1m 46.810s (2021)

Aleix Espargaro continues Aprilia's dream run by leading Friday practice for the team's home Italian MotoGP at Mugello, ahead of five Ducatis.

Takaaki Nakagami's morning time was soon beaten this afternoon, with Johann Zarco leading fellow Ducati riders Enea Bastianini and Francesco Bagnaia by the midway stage of the 45 minutes.

The Frenchman fell shortly after, lowsiding on entry to the Turn 4 chicane. Although Zarco walked away unharmed, red flags were shown to clean up gravel that had been dragged onto the exit of the corner.

Alex Rins - best of the rest behind the Ducati trio - was next to tumble, in almost identical circumstances to Zarco, the Suzuki rider sprinting away to get back out on his spare bike.

With rain a threat throughout this weekend, the closing stages of FP2 saw new soft-tyre time attacks.

Bagnaia and team-mate Jack Miller used the extra grip to move ahead of Zarco, before Espargaro - chasing Aprilia team-mate Maverick Vinales - edged to the top by 0.049s.

It's not clear if Espargaro was using Aprilia's new engine but his top speed was only a few km/h behind the best Ducatis and a match for Zarco, who fell for a second time at the end of the session.

Luca Marini snatched fifth, behind Zarco, after a tow with Brad Binder again the standout KTM in seventh.

Many factory teams have brought aerodynamic updates for the fastest straight on the MotoGP calendar, including smaller 2021-style wings on Fabio Quartararo's Yamaha to try and boost his poor top speed and a small rear wing fitted to the back of Lorenzo Savadori's Aprilia.

Reigning champion and title leader Quartararo was ninth (and the only Yamaha in the top 19), but the likes of Marc Marquez, Rins and Joan Mir missed the top ten and will hope for dry weather on Saturday morning to try and avoid Qualifying 1.

Marquez is thought to have a new chassis available for his Repsol Honda.

Quartararo leads the MotoGP standings by just four points from Enea Bastianini after the Gresini Ducati rider’s third victory of the season at Le Mans, with Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro just eight points from the top.

Quartararo won last year’s Mugello race after Francesco Bagnaia crashed from the lead on lap 2, but can the Frenchman again compensate for his M1’s lack of speed along the fastest straight on the MotoGP calendar?

Local legend Valentino Rossi will have his #46 officially retired from MotoGP on Saturday.

The official MotoGP top speed record of 362.4km/h (225.2mph), first set by Johann Zarco at Qatar 2021, was equalled by Brad Binder at Mugello last season.

Test riders Michele Pirro (Ducati) and Lorenzo Savadori (Aprilia) are making their latest wild-card appearances this weekend.

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2022 Italian Grand Prix – MotoGP schedule (UK Time):

Friday May 27

8.55am-9.40am - Free Practice 1

1.10pm-1.55pm - Free Practice 2

Saturday May 28

8.55am-9.40am - Free Practice 3

12.30pm-1pm - Free Practice 4

1.10pm-1.25pm - Qualifying 1

1.35pm-1.50pm - Qualifying 2

Sunday May 29

8.40am-9am - Warm-up

1pm - Race

Le Mans: MotoGP World Championship standings
1Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)102 
2Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)98(-4)
3Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)94(-8)
4Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)69(-33)
5Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo (GP22)62(-40)
6Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)62(-40)
7Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)56(-46)
8Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)56(-46)
9Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)56(-46)
10Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)54(-48)
11Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)43(-59)
12Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)40(-62)
13Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)33(-69)
14Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)30(-72)
15Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP22)28(-74)
16Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)21(-81)
17Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)19(-83)
18Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*19(-83)
19Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)18(-84)
20Andrea DoviziosoITAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)8(-94)
21Darryn BinderRSAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*6(-96)
22Fabio di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP21)*3(-99)
23Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)*3(-99)