2023 Italian MotoGP, Mugello - Practice (2) Results
Pos RiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1^15Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP23)1'45.436s21/22354k
2^2Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)+0.063s24/25354k
3^9Alex RinsSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+0.081s22/23354k
4˅1Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.118s24/24359k
5^1Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP23)+0.134s25/26360k
6^9Enea BastianiniITADucati Lenovo (GP23)+0.199s19/20359k
7˅2Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)+0.226s20/21356k
8^1Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.255s20/21353k
9^13Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP23)+0.348s21/21355k
10^8Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)+0.399s22/23354k
11˅3Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP23)+0.410s24/26354k
12˅2Raul FernandezSPARNF Aprilia (RS-GP22)+0.416s19/21355k
13˅12Alex MarquezSPAGresini Ducati (GP22)+0.492s24/25359k
14=Jack MillerAUSRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.726s17/20358k
15˅8Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.802s22/22351k
16˅14Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.868s20/24354k
17=Fabio Di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP22)+1.111s15/18352k
18^3Miguel OliveiraPORRNF Aprilia (RS-GP22)+1.129s21/23356k
19˅8Michele PirroITAAruba.it Ducati (GP23)+1.392s19/20358k
20˅1Augusto FernandezSPATech3 GASGAS (RC16)*+1.578s24/25353k
21˅8Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.638s20/24353k
22^1Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Factory (RS-GP23)+2.397s3/19353k
23˅3Joan MirSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+3.407s6/12353k
24=Jonas FolgerGERTech3 GASGAS (RC16)+3.724s6/21350k

^X Rider is X positions higher than Practice 1.
= Rider is same position as Practice 1.
˅X Rider is X positions lower than Practice 1.

* Rookie

Official Mugello MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Fabio Quartararo FRA Yamaha1m 45.187s (2021)
Fastest race lap:
Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati 1m 46.588s (2022)

Francesco Bagnaia leads countryman, fellow Ducati rider and title rival Marco Bezzecchi in Friday practice for their home Italian MotoGP at Mugello, with Alex Rins a surprise third for the LCR Honda team.

But Fabio Quartararo, Maverick Vinales and Jack Miller were among those to miss out on a top ten place and will need to take part in Qualifying 1.

Yamaha's former world champion Quartararo lost a lap due to yellow flag, but it was only 0.1s quicker and still wouldn't have put him into the top ten, which was covered by just 0.399s. The Frenchman had his head in his hands at the end of the session, where he was ranked just 16th and with a lap time slower than this morning.

Last year's Mugello winner and reigning champion Bagnaia had occupied that same 16th place in opening practice, after being one of the few not to fit new tyres at the end, but unleashed his speed on new rubber when it mattered in the afternoon.

Marc Marquez lowsided at Turn 15 in the closing stages, then ran frantically back to the Repsol Honda pits and returned in time to briefly lead the session - with the aid of a close tow from Vinales - before being pushed down to eighth.

Marquez's reign lasted just a few seconds before another Honda rider, Rins, suddenly shot from 13th to 1st, helped by what looked like a slipstream from Fabio di Giannantonio, who then fell into turn one.

Vinales' Aprilia team-mate Aleix Espargaro, struggling badly with a recent cycling injury in morning practice, braved the pain from his ankle injury to claim ninth place.

Bagnaia's factory Ducati team-mate Enea Bastianini sailed through to Qualifying 2 with sixth on his return from injury.

2023 Italian MotoGP, Mugello - Practice (1) Results
1Alex MarquezSPAGresini Ducati (GP22)1'46.121s17/18354k
2Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.087s16/18348k
3Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.104s18/18356k
4Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)+0.180s18/18352k
5Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)+0.214s16/18355k
6Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP23)+0.240s17/19353k
7Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.279s16/16350k
8Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP23)+0.283s16/18353k
9Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.288s16/16351k
10Raul FernandezSPARNF Aprilia (RS-GP22)+0.307s15/16350k
11Michele PirroITAAruba.it Ducati (GP23)+0.367s15/17352k
12Alex RinsSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+0.385s17/19348k
13Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.385s18/19351k
14Jack MillerAUSRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.443s16/17353k
15Enea BastianiniITADucati Lenovo (GP23)+0.680s16/18355k
16Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP23)+0.718s12/16352k
17Fabio Di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP22)+0.768s17/17350k
18Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)+0.813s16/18352k
19Augusto FernandezSPATech3 GASGAS (RC16)*+1.321s19/20348k
20Joan MirSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.493s15/16352k
21Miguel OliveiraPORRNF Aprilia (RS-GP22)+1.732s6/17354k
22Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP23)+1.981s6/8351k
23Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Factory (RS-GP23)+2.044s17/17355k
24Jonas FolgerGERTech3 GASGAS (RC16)+2.361s18/18344k


* Rookie

Official Mugello MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Fabio Quartararo FRA Yamaha1m 45.187s (2021)
Fastest race lap:
Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati 1m 46.588s (2022)

The Ducati of Alex Marquez led the Yamaha of Fabio Quartararo and KTM of Brad Binder in opening practice for the 2023 Italian MotoGP at Mugello.

Gresini's Marquez, who has a three-place grid penalty from Le Mans, edged out Quartararo by just 0.087s as less than 0.31s covered the top ten riders.

Quartararo, who plans to stick with his 2021 base set-up for the next few rounds and ride around any problems, had moved to the top with just over a minute to go, then later saved a 'leg off' moment.

Defending home winner Francesco Bagnaia, still limping from an ankle fracture at Le Mans, was only 16th but opted not to use new tyres at the end.

Marc Marquez and Franco Morbidelli, respectively, chased second in the championship Marco Bezzecchi for their final lap. Bezzecchi snatched fourth with Morbidelli and Marquez pulled up to seventh and ninth.

Aleix Espargaro appeared to be in tears as he walked slowly from his bike and into the Aprilia pit box after his opening run, the team subsequently confirming a recent cycling accident with nothing broken but the Spaniard clearly in pain, from what looks like an ankle injury.

The session then got even worse for Espargaro when he crashed after returning to the track and needed the support of marshals to limp away. The fact that MotoGP's Dr Charte was already in the pits underlined that the injury was known to the medical team.

Raul Fernandez, Enea Bastianini and Miguel Oliveira began their comeback weekend in 10th, 15th and 21st respectively.

Alex Marquez had waved in frustration at Morbidelli after being held up early in the 45 minutes.

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New factory Ducati rider Enea Bastianini is making his return from a fractured shoulder at the Portimao season opener. Bastianini previously attempted a comeback at Jerez but withdrew due to the pain.

RNF Aprilia team-mates Miguel Oliveira and Raul Fernandez are returning to action after both missing Le Mans.

Oliveira suffered a left shoulder dislocation and fracture when he was caught up in Fabio Quartararo’s opening lap accident in Jerez. Fernandez underwent arm pump surgery following Jerez and then withdrew from Le Mans after just three laps in practice.

Alex Marquez has a three-place grid penalty, from Le Mans.

GASGAS Tech3’s Pol Espargaro remains absent due to multiple injuries in Portimao and is again replaced by KTM test rider Jonas Folger. Espargaro plans to return at either Sachsenring or Assen, which take place on consecutive weekends after Mugello.