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Italian MotoGP: Marquez tops first practice at Mugello

2019-05-31 12:38
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Spain's Esteve Rabat rides his Ducati (L) followed by Marc Marquez during a free practice session for the Italian MotoGP at the Mugello race track. Image: AFP / Tiziana Fabi

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez posted the fastest free practice time Friday ahead of the Italian Grand Prix.

Italy's home hopes Danilo Petrucci and Michele Pirro, both on Ducatis, were second and third ahead of Sunday's race on the Mugello circuit.

Marquez clocked 1min 47.558sec on his Honda followed home by seven riders within a half-second of that time.

Standings from free practice one: 

1. Marc Marquez (ESP/Honda) 1:47.558

2. Danilo Petrucci (ITA/Ducati) at 0.193 

3. Michele Pirro (ITA/Ducati) 0.246

4. Fabio Quartararo (FRA/Yamaha-SRT) 0.253

5. Aleix Espargaro (ESP/Aprilia) 0.254

6. Jack Miller (AUS/Ducati) 0.256

7. Takaaki Nagakami (JAP/Honda-LCR) 0.367

8. Pol Espargaro (ESP/KTM) 0.443

9. Cal Crutchlow (GBR/Honda) 0.551

10. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA/Ducati) 0.656


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