Marquez fastest during opening practice for the Italian MotoGP at Mugello, ahead of Ducati riders Petrucci and Pirro.

Wild-card Pirro had a new rear wheel cover on his GP19 while Aprilia debuted a new fairing, although Espargaro also had a technical problem on the main straight.

Rookie Quartararo was the only Yamaha in the top 11.

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  1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 47.558s [Lap 5/20] 343km/h (Top Speed)
  2. Danilo Petrucci ITA Mission Winnow Ducati (GP19) 1m 47.751s +0.193s [19/19] 349k
  3. Michele Pirro ITA Mission Winnow Ducati (GP19) 1m 47.804s +0.246s [3/13] 341k
  4. Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)* 1m 47.811s +0.253s [19/21] 341k
  5. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 47.812s +0.254s [5/10] 344k
  6. Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP19) 1m 47.814s +0.256s [15/16] 346k
  7. Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 47.925s +0.367s [12/19] 339k
  8. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 48.001s +0.443s [15/17] 343k
  9. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 48.109s +0.551s [4/18] 343k
  10. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Mission Winnow Ducati (GP19) 1m 48.214s +0.656s [10/18] 346k
  11. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 48.229s +0.671s [10/19] 350k
  12. Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 48.356s +0.798s [17/18] 338k
  13. Andrea Iannone ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 48.367s +0.809s [14/19] 344k
  14. Maverick Viñales ESP Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 48.392s +0.834s [17/17] 336k
  15. Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1) 1m 48.421s +0.863s [14/20] 330k
  16. Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) 1m 48.427s +0.869s [17/18] 343k
  17. Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18)* 1m 48.532s +0.974s [17/18] 338k
  18. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 48.550s +0.992s [14/19] 344k
  19. Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 48.897s +1.339s [11/18] 341k
  20. Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 48.960s +1.402s [16/18] 341k
  21. Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) 1m 49.216s +1.658s [14/18] 342k
  22. Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) 1m 49.857s +2.299s [16/16] 334k
  23. Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 1m 49.870s +2.312s [10/17] 339k

* Rookie.

Official Mugello MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha 1m 46.208s (2018)
Fastest race lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 47.639s (2013)

Official MotoGP top speed record (Mugello 2018):

Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati 356.5km/h (221.5mph)

By Peter McLaren
 

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