Mugello MotoGP Race Day Guide – Warm up Results
Official Statistics compiled by Dr. Martin Raines
- Jorge Lorenzo appeared to blow an engine on the YZR-M1 at the end of the morning warm up session.
- Alvaro Bautista fell during warm-up and his Aprilia suffered extensive damage
- On pole position is Valentino Rossi, his first front row start at Mugello since he was on pole there in 2008, which was also when he took the last of his seven successive MotoGP wins at the circuit.
- Having also been on pole at Jerez, this is the first time since 2009 that Rossi has started from pole more than once in a season.
- The rider starting from pole position has won the last eight MotoGP races, the longest sequence of race wins from pole position in the MotoGP era.
- Maverick Viñales starts from second place on the grid, equalling his best ever qualifying result in the MotoGP class that he achieved last year in Catalunya. Viñales will be aiming to be the first Suzuki rider to finish on the podium in the premier-class at Mugello since Daryl Beattie finished second in the 500cc race at the circuit in 1995. If Viñales does finish in the top three he will be the first Suzuki rider to score back-to-back podiums since Chris Vermeulen in 2008
- In third place on the grid is Andrea Iannone, who finished second last year at Mugello – his best result in the MotoGP class.
- The last time that there was no Honda rider on the front row of the grid was at the Catalan GP last year.
- Marc Marquez starts from fourth place on the grid, the first time since the Catalan GP last year that he has not started from the front row.
- Starting from fifth place on the grid is Jorge Lorenzo – his worst qualifying result since the Dutch TT last year. The last time that Lorenzo failed to get on the front row at Mugello was in 2011 when he won the race from fifth place on the grid.
- Aleix Espargaro, who is in the final place on the second row, will be aiming to finish in the top six at four successive races for the first time in his grand prix career. Espargaro is making his 100th start in the MotoGP class.
- Dani Pedrosa, making his 250th grand prix start, has qualified at the head of the third row of the grid.
- Bradley Smith starts from eight place on the grid and is the top Independent Team rider in qualifying for the first time this year.
MotoGP 2016 – Round Six – Mugello – Morning Warm Up Results
- Vinales 1m47.295
- Dovizioso 1m47.436
- Marquez 1m46.645
- Lorenzo 1m47.721
- Rossi 1m47.777
- Iannone 1m47.787
- Espargaro P 1m47.800
- Espargaro A 1m47.809
- Petrucci 1m47.918
- Pedrosa 1m47.932
- Crutchlow 1m48.046
- Smith 1m48.113
- Pirro 1m48.249
- Redding 1m48.290
- Miller 1m48.584
- Hernandez 1m48.749
- Barbera 1m48.786
- Bradl 1m48.827
- Bautista 1m49.202
- Baz 1m49.295
- Laverty 1m49.507
MotoGP 2016 – Round Six – Mugello – MotoGP Qualifying Results
- Sam Lowes starts from pole for the sixth time in his Moto2 career, and for the third time in 2016. It’s his second successive pole at Mugello.
- Takaaki Nakagami starts from second place on the grid – his first front row start since he was third on the grid at the opening race of 2014 in Qatar.
- Lorenzo Baldassarri has qualified in third place – his first front row start in grand prix racing.
- Axel Pons starts at the head of the second row, which is his best qualifying result so far in 2016.
- In fifth place on the grid is Marcel Schrotter – his best qualifying result since he was 3rd on the grid at the Mugello circuit in 2013.
- World Champion Johann Zarco starts from the final place on the second row, the same qualifying result as last year at Mugello when he went on to finish in second place.
- Championship leader Alex Rins starts from ninth place on the grid. Following his win at Le Mans, Rins will be aiming for back-to-back wins for the first time in the Moto2 class.
- Romano Fenati starts from pole for the only the third time in his grand prix career and for the first time at any of the European circuits. This is the first time that an Italian rider has been on pole at Mugello in the lightweight-class of grand prix racing since 2008 when Raffaele de Rosa was on pole.
- The rider starting on pole has not won in the Moto3 class for the last ten races. The last time a rider starting a Moto3 race from pole won the race was Enea Bastianini at Misano last year.
- In second place on the grid is Andrea Migno, his first front row start and a great improvement on his previous best qualifying result which was 13th place on the grid.
- The last time that Italian riders have taken the top two places on the grid for a lightweight-class GP in Italy was in 2000 at Mugello when Roberto Locatelli was on pole for the 125cc race and Simone Sanna was the second fastest qualifier.
- In third place on the grid is Khairul Idham Pawi – his first front row start in his rookie season in grand prix racing. He is only the second Malaysian rider to start a grand prix race from the front row – the other was Zulfahmi Khairuddin.
- Heading the second row is championship leader Brad Binder. Having won at both Jerez and Le Mans Binder could become the first rider from South Africa to win three or more successive races since Kork Ballington in 1979 in the 250cc class.
- In fifth place on the grid is Jorge Navarro – his worst qualifying position so far in 2016. Navarro has finished on the podium seven times in the last ten races.