Bagnaia and Ducati lead Friday practice for their home Italian MotoGP at Mugello.

Aleix Espargaro is riding for the first time since arm pump surgery.

Injured rookie Jorge Martin is being replaced by Ducati test rider Michele Pirro. Marc Marquez, sidelined for nine months after complications to a broken right arm at Jerez last July, is taking part in his fourth event since returning to MotoGP action.

The official MotoGP top speed record is 362.4km/h (225.2mph) set by Zarco in Qatar earlier this year.

With Mugello missing from last year's calendar, the current rookies (Marini, Bastianini and Savadori) plus the 2020 rookies (Binder, Alex Marquez and Lecuona) are all competing at the track for the first time in the premier-class.

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Italian MotoGP, Mugello - Free Practice (2) Results
Pos RiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1^5Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)1'46.147s19/19354k
2^1Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.071s18/19353k
3^2Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.184s16/16340k
4^4Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.225s17/18350k
5^9Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.289s18/19355k
6^4Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.437s4/18356k
7^4Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.446s19/19352k
8^5Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.508s15/15351k
9=Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)+0.541s16/18355k
10˅8Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP21)+0.693s17/17353k
11˅7Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.700s15/18352k
12^4Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.826s17/17350k
13˅1Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.839s19/19352k
14˅7Michele PirroITAPramac Ducati (GP21)+0.960s15/17358k
15^3Danilo PetrucciITAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.982s17/17351k
16˅1Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*+1.007s18/18348k
17˅16Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.048s21/21350k
18^1Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+1.179s17/19352k
19^2Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)*+1.333s16/16352k
20=Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*+1.521s15/15345k
21˅4Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.572s20/20347k
22=Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.645s3/16352k

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

Top 10 Combined Practice Times:
1Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)
2Alex RinsESPSuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
3Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)
4Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)
5Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)
6Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)
7Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)
8Maverick VinalesESPMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)
9Aleix EspargaroESPAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)
10Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)

Fastest FP1 time:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 46.593s

* Rookie.
Official Mugello MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 45.519s (2019)
Fastest race lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 47.639s (2013)

By Peter McLaren