Interestingly, Mugello is well-known for its Moto GP races. GechiChan (@gechichan) 11th September 2020, 13:05. it’s something weird with Albon this season, as he’s starting to be actually slower than KVY, which is a feat in itself. He was the best placed rookie and independent team rider in the class on Saturday. I had a good feeling in FP4, although not so much in our first time attack in Q2. Early in the session several drivers complained that the rear of their cars felt very loose. When I set a 1:45, I thought it was a very fast lap, but then I was able to repeat it. It’s going to be a tough and long race, with many bikes and overtakes, so we have to be smart and also manage the tyres.”, “This morning was quite a good practice. “Today didn‘t play out the way we wanted it to. Despite the starting position, he has a strong enough pace to make up a lot of places tomorrow. Unfortunately, in Q2, the ‘waiting’ game with other riders made me lose a bit of focus and I wasn’t able to post a really quick lap time as I made some mistakes. A Red - be it Manchester United or Ferrari. “We are improving and this is a very important fact. Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT) heads an all-Independent Team Row 2 ahead of Jack Miller (Pramac Racing) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Castrol), with Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) in P7 and Friday’s fastest, rookie Francesco Bagnaia (Pramac Racing), having a solid qualifying in P8 – just ahead of Dovizioso, who enjoyed a less solid day at the office. There was a 0.336s-gap to bridge to snatch pole, so the Spaniard set out to give it another go. Francesco Bagnaia, Italy (Ducati), 1:46.260, 9. Given the track conditions, it’ll be crucial to pick the right tyres for the race, then we’ll be able to fight.”, Michele Pirro (#51 Mission Winnow Ducati) – 1:46.638 (12th), “I’m quite happy because I was able to do a 1:46.2 in Q1, which is my personal best here at Mugello, and both Dovizioso and I were able to make it through and be in Q2, preceding some tough rivals. Jack gets a valuable fifth place after lapping alone in a very convincing way in the second run. I was trying to improve my lap time, but I was in a big group and I didn’t see the chequered flag, which was a shame because I felt I had good pace at the end of the session. More, from a press release issued by Monster Energy Yamaha: THIRD AND SIXTH ROW START FOR MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA AT MUGELLO. The second day of track action proved challenging for Team SUZUKI ECSTAR. Two minutes later he was back on the track and after his sighting lap he, in theory, had just enough time left for two more tries. The Gran Premio D’Italia Oakley is scheduled for 14:00 local time on Sunday, June 01. Nakagami’s smooth style has looked perfectly at home around the undulations of the beautiful Mugello circuit, and if not for a slight glitch in the final corner of his fastest lap, he could well have been much higher up the grid. Red Bull KTM Tech3 pairing Hafizh Syahrin and Miguel Oliveira will occupy 21st and 22nd positions respectively. Both riders will be pushing early on to battle their way up the order.”, “My pace is really good, but starting from seventh is always very difficult, very tough. Honda and myself are working hard together to find a solution to make me more comfortable on the bike but of course the rules limit what we can do. “The two drivers were very happy because of the circuit, because of the type of circuit, so they enjoyed their day in Mugello. We’re working hard and the LCR Honda CASTROL team are working great, getting the information we need to improve the bike. Also there are always comments from MotoGP riders hating on the miles of tarmac runoff and smooth surface that F1 teams want. But that’s better reading than it is for Lorenzo and Rossi, who line up in P17 and P18 respectively after not making it out of Q1 – 13 premier class wins at Mugello on Row 6. I think it will be amazing.”. We threw everything at it with the package we have, which hasn’t felt the best. With the first tyre I was ready to attack straight away but then Dovi slowed down so I overtook him and I lost some time there. Meanwhile Espargaro was able to wait until Q2 (the second time in six rounds he was able to enter the chrono) where he used his last flying lap of the fifteen-minute session to log a 1min46.4 and end the day in 11th. David BR (@david-br) 11th September 2020, 14:23. He continued to work on his pace for the race throughout Free Practice 4 and spent the session lapping consistently. “I think that getting below the 1’47 mark is a good result for the level we are at today. Starting so far back does not make life easy. Jorge Lorenzo, Spain (Honda), 1:47.135, 18. Red Bull KTM maintained their exciting level of competitiveness in MotoGP and around the demanding fast layout of the Autodromo Internazionali del Mugello as Pol Espargaro took his KTM RC16 to 11th place in the Q2 Qualification session today for the Gran Premio D’Italia Oakley. googletag.enableServices(); Leclerc on the other hand, has been showing an impressive learning curve from day one at Alfa Romeo and his adapting to whatever car he is driving, he reminds me of young Schumacher in his Benetton years. In sunny conditions, with 26 degrees in the atmosphere and almost 50 on the tarmac, Danilo Petrucci seized first row for the second time after Le Mans posting the third-fastest time in Q2 with a 1:45.881, while Andrea Dovizioso will start from third row in ninth position with a personal best of 1:46.293. Aleix Espargaro, Spain (Aprilia), 1:46.899, 16. Having finished third fastest in both Free Practice 3 and Free Practice 4, Marc Marquez headed into Q2 confident of challenging for at least a front-row start. Both Rins and Mir headed out for qualifying with the hard-soft tyre combination, and they quickly slotted in to 2nd and 5th places respectively. Crutchlow went straight through to the Qualifying 2 final, despite a small crash during the morning free practice session. It is the third Italian circuit in the F1 2020 calendar, after Monza and Imola. The race at Mugello will be known as the Tuscan Grand Prix. Verstappen is very good, but albon is terrible, you obviously can’t go faster than a car physically allows you, but albon manages to routinely lose a sec per lap, he’s just as bad as gasly at red bull this year, used to be a little better last year, which is bad, reminds me of vandoorne vs alonso.