Petrucci and Ducati hit the top of their home Italian MotoGP timesheets, with a new lap record during FP3 at Mugello.

But it was bad news for two other local stars with team-mate Dovizioso and Yamaha's Rossi failing to make the top ten and heading for Qualifying 1.

Rossi, riding with a new helmet design, ran wide at the final turn on his best lap, ending his chances.

Dovizioso made no obvious mistake and was certainly quick enough on the straight, breaking his own all-time top speed record from Mugello last year by clocking 356.7km/h 221.6mph.

KTM's Espargaro was an excellent second, with the aid of a tow.

Rins fell on his out lap and is another championship frontrunner heading for Q1. Zarco and Syahrin joined Rins in failing to beat their Friday best.

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FP3:

  1. ^2 Danilo Petrucci ITA Mission Winnow Ducati (GP19) 1m 46.056s [Lap 14/18] 355km/h (Top Speed)
  2. ^2 Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 46.263s +0.207s [18/19] 348k
  3. ^3 Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 46.280s +0.224s [19/20] 352k
  4. ^10 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 46.456s +0.400s [11/19] 341k
  5. ^4 Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP19) 1m 46.478s +0.422s [18/19] 352k
  6. ˅4 Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)* 1m 46.488s +0.432s [18/18] 345k
  7. ˅2 Maverick Viñales ESP Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 46.509s +0.453s [17/19] 347k
  8. = Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 46.516s +0.460s [14/17] 351k
  9. ^1 Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1) 1m 46.518s +0.462s [20/20] 342k
  10. ˅9 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18)* 1m 46.713s +0.657s [15/16] 347k
  11. = Andrea Dovizioso ITA Mission Winnow Ducati (GP19) 1m 46.742s +0.686s [19/20] 357k
  12. ^8 Jorge Lorenzo ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 46.893s +0.837s [14/19] 348k
  13. ^5 Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 46.900s +0.844s [15/20] 348k
  14. ˅1 Michele Pirro ITA Mission Winnow Ducati (GP19) 1m 46.955s +0.899s [17/19] 351k
  15. ^2 Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) 1m 47.064s +1.008s [15/16] 351k
  16. = Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 47.160s +1.104s [14/14] 352k
  17. ^4 Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) 1m 47.179s +1.123s [14/15] 348k
  18. ˅3 Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 47.180s +1.124s [20/20] 347k
  19. ˅7 Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 47.507s +1.451s [4/17] 348k
  20. ˅13 Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 47.642s +1.586s [7/14] 345k
  21. ˅2 Andrea Iannone ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 47.768s +1.712s [12/18] 344k
  22. ^1 Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 1m 48.250s +2.194s [16/17] 343k
  23. ˅1 Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) 1m 49.101s +3.045s [16/17] 342k

Key:
^X Rider is X positions higher than FP2.
= Rider is same position as FP2.
˅X Rider is X positions lower than FP2.

Riders going directly to Qualifying 2 - Top 10 Combined Practice Times:

  1. Danilo Petrucci ITA Mission Winnow Ducati (GP19)
  2. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16)
  3. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V)
  4. Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V)
  5. Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP19)
  6. Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)*
  7. Maverick Vinales ESP Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)
  8. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V)
  9. Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)
  10. Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici GP18)*

* Rookie.

Fastest Friday time:
Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati 1m 46.732s (FP2)

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 2019):
Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati 356.7km/h (221.6mph)

By Peter McLaren

 

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