Iannone leads FP1 at Mugello

Andrea Iannone was fastest at the opening free practice as the MotoGP circus stops off at the Mugello circuit for the Italian GP this weekend.

The Suzuki rider topped the charts with a 1m47.253s lap around a sunbaked track. Iannone certinaly left it late, crossing the line with just 30 seconds left of the 45 minute session.

The Italian pipped Ducati rider Michele Pirro by 0.550s, with Andrea Dovizioso another two tenths behind. Pirro enjoyed the lead for the majority of the session.

Meanwhile, a resurgent Maverick VInales endured an inauspicious start, crashing on the first corner of his first flying lap. The Spaniard would recover well to set the fourth fastest time.

Vinales’ Movistar teammate and home crowd favourite, Valentino Rossi, would be eighth fastest while riders’ championship leader Marc Marquez was 0.782s off the pace.

FP1 results:

1 Andrea Iannone Suzuki 1m47.253s
2 Michele Pirro Ducati 1m47.803s 0.550s
3 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1m47.961s 0.708s
4 Maverick Vinales Yamaha 1m47.995s 0.742s
5 Jack Miller Pramac Ducati 1m48.035s 0.782s
6 Marc Marquez Honda 1m48.035s 0.782s
7 Franco Morbidelli MVDS Honda 1m48.211s 0.958s
8 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1m48.218s 0.965s 1
9 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati 1m48.219s 0.966s
10 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda 1m48.229s 0.976s
11 Johann Zarco Tech3 Yamaha 1m48.272s 1.019s
12 Alex Rins Suzuki 1m48.274s 1.021s
13 Danilo Petrucci Pramac Ducati 1m48.304s 1.051s
14 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1m48.384s 1.131s 16
15 Pol Espargaro KTM 1m48.570s 1.317s 18
16 Karel Abraham Aspar Ducati 1m48.573s 1.320s
17 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1m48.669s 1.416s
18 Takaaki Nakagami LCR Honda 1m48.878s 1.625s
19 Alvaro Bautista Aspar Ducati 1m48.920s 1.667s
20 Bradley Smith KTM 1m49.086s 1.833s
21 Tito Rabat Avintia Ducati 1m49.181s 1.928s
22 Thomas Luthi MVDS Honda 1m49.460s 2.207s
23 Scott Redding Aprilia 1m49.499s 2.246s
24 Hafizh Syahrin Tech3 Yamaha 1m49.650s 2.397s
25 Xavier Simeon Avintia Ducati 1m50.315s 3.062s

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