Valentino Rossi on Record-Breaking Pole | Mugello MotoGP Qualifying Results

Mugello MotoGP Qualifying Results Yamaha Valentino Rossi
Yamaha's Valentino Rossi

2018 Mugello MotoGP Qualifying Results

With seven victories before his home crowd at Mugello, Valentino Rossi is the winningest rider at the Tuscan circuit that will host its 33rd year of GP races this Sunday.

The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YZR-M1 pilot wasted no time making his reign known Saturday when he claimed the pole position at Mugello – the 65th of his Grand Prix career, and eighth at Mugello.

Mugello MotoGP Qualifying Results Yamaha Valentino Rossi
Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi

Before a raving crowd covered in yellow colors to cheer on their home hero, the nine-time World Champion Rossi claimed pole with a lap time of 1:46.208, which ousted Andrea Iannone’s record from 2015 of 1:46.489 (Ducati Team).

Qualifying on the front row with Rossi were Ducati Team’s Jorge Lorenzo (-0.035) and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Maverick Vinales (-0.096). Lorenzo is now tied with Rossi in second for most pole positions across all GP classes. The pole leader remains Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez with 74.

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Ducati’s Jorge Lorenzo

Heading up row two ahead of Sunday’s 23-lap Grand Prix of Italy Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Andrea Iannone, the Italian qualifying ahead of Alma Pramac Racing Ducati’s Danilo Petrucci and four-time MotoGP Champion Marquez.

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Marquez was quick from the outset, but couldn’t keep his momentum going. The RC213V pilot has won the past three races, including a dominating performance two weeks ago in Le Mans, but has only one premier-class win at Mugello (2014).

Mugello MotoGP Qualifying Results Yamaha Maverick Vinales
Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales

Row three consists of Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso, who set a new top speed Friday of 215.24 mph, qualified seventh ahead of LCR Honda Castrol’s Cal Crutchlow, who won in Argentina, Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Johann Zarco, and Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Alex Rins.

The grid is now set for 2018 Mugello MotoGP, which gets underway at 8 a.m. ET. Marquez leads the points battle with 95, 36 ahead of Vinales, 37 ahead of Zarco, and 39 ahead of Rossi.

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Mugello MotoGP Qualifying Results Suzuki Andrea Iannone
Suzuki’s Andrea Iannone

2018 Mugello MotoGP Qualifying Results

Pos.RiderTime
1Valentino Rossi01’46.208
2Jorge Lorenzo01’46.243
3Maverick ViƱales01’46.304
4Andrea Iannone01’46.347
5Danilo Petrucci01’46.445
6Marc Marquez01’46.454
7Andrea Dovizioso01’46.500
8Cal Crutchlow01’46.813
9Johann Zarco01’46.830
10Alex Rins01’46.909
11Jack Miller01’46.998
12Franco Morbidelli01’47.002
13Tito Rabat01’46.908
14Hafizh Syahrin01’47.188
15Pol Espargaro01’47.355
16Alvaro Bautista01’47.708
17Bradley Smith01’47.818
18Takaaki Nakagami01’47.868
19Thomas Luthi01’47.989
20Daniel Pedrosa01’48.065
21Aleix Espargaro01’48.286
22Karel Abraham01’48.532
23Scott Redding01’48.744
24Xavier Simeon01’48.794
25Michele Pirro01’47.803