Nakagami, who will start 15th on the grid, is the surprise leader of an ultra-close warm-up session for the Italian MotoGP at a sunny Mugello.

Mir fell early in the session, while Marc Marquez was lucky to avoid an accident when Bagnaia had a moment just ahead of him and the Repsol Honda rider nearly hit his rear wheel.

Oliveira was shown the black-and-orange flag due to smoke from his KTM.

The top 19 riders were covered by less than one-second.

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 - and struggling with his right shoulder.

The official MotoGP top speed record is 362.4km/h (225.2mph) set by Zarco in Qatar earlier this year - and equalled by the KTM of Binder in FP3 at Mugello.

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.

The four Yamahas have a front holeshot device to use for the first time, in today's race.

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Italian MotoGP, Mugello - Warm-up Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax (km/h)
1Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)1'46.746s6/11350k
2Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP21)+0.086s5/10359k
3Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.243s10/11353k
4Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.248s6/10350k
5Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.286s6/11343k
6Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.349s7/9348k
7Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+0.426s7/11351k
8Danilo PetrucciITAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.434s9/11345k
9Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)*+0.467s8/11355k
10Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.470s5/6350k
11Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.478s6/11348k
12Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)+0.607s5/9355k
13Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.678s7/8345k
14Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.811s7/7352k
15Michele PirroITAPramac Ducati (GP21)+0.832s6/10355k
16Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.865s5/11338k
17Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.904s6/11348k
18Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.954s5/11350k
19Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)+0.956s9/10358k
20Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.039s5/11350k
21Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*+1.883s11/11346k
22Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*+2.314s6/11345k

* Rookie.
Pole position time:
Fabio Quartararo FRA Yamaha 1m 45.187s

Official Mugello MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Fabio Quartararo FRA Yamaha 1m 45.187s (2021)
Fastest race lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 47.639s (2013)

By Peter McLaren