Italian MotoGP, Mugello - Free Practice (3) Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)1'45.393s10/16354k
2Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)+0.276s16/17350k
3Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)+0.369s17/20350k
4Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)+0.374s17/18358k
5Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*+0.460s15/17353k
6Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)+0.467s15/15355k
7Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP22)+0.486s14/15354k
8Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.487s15/17356k
9Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.606s14/18353k
10Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.639s18/20350k
11Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)+0.667s14/17354k
12Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.671s18/20358k
13Fabio Di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP21)*+0.723s18/19353k
14Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.761s18/20356k
15Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo (GP22)+0.776s10/11351k
16Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.944s14/20352k
17Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+0.970s18/19354k
18Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.090s20/21350k
19Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.107s17/18353k
20Michele PirroITAAruba.it Racing (GP22)+1.164s14/16353k
21Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.184s13/15353k
22Raul FernandezSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.346s15/16347k
23Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.546s16/17348k
24Darryn BinderRSAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*+1.570s16/18354k
25Andrea DoviziosoITAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)+1.630s13/19348k
26Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)+1.653s13/14352k

Fastest Friday time:
Aleix Espargaro SPA Aprilia 1m 45.891s

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)

Francesco Bagnaia recovers from an early fall to edge out Friday pace setter Aleix Espargaro for the top spot during Free Practice 3 for the Italian MotoGP at Mugello.

Espargaro's Aprilia was the only non-Ducati in the top seven, with younger brother Pol next best in eighth for Repsol Honda, during a session that saw team-mate Marc Marquez just 21st.

Bagnaia's team-mate Jack Miller, who suffered an early technical issue, and the Suzukis of Alex Rins and Joan Mir also missed  out on the top ten and will need to take part in Qualifying 1.

Reigning champion and title leader Fabio Quartararo took the final top ten place but was looking far from happy with his M1's performance. 

Pramac Ducati's Jorge Martin was another early faller, with triple race winner Enea Bastianini putting the special Gresini livery into the gravel at the very end of the session. Rookie Darryn Binder fell at the same final corner shortly after.

Riders directly to Qualifying 2 - Top 10 Combined Practice Times:
PosRiderNatTeam
1Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)
2Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Factory (RS-GP)
3Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)
4Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)
5Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)
6Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)
7Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP22)
8Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)
9Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)
10Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)


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.

FULL Crash.Net MotoGP podcast 47 | Rossi, Mugello, 2023 rider moves, and more!

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
PosRiderNatTeamPointsDiff.
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)