Viñales exceeds Rossi and Dovizioso for the MotoGP pole position at Mugello


Maverick Viñales has won his third pole of the season after achieving the fastest time in the Q2 of the GP of Italy, held at Mugello. The Yamaha rider stopped the clock in 1:46.575, registry that has served to overcome two tenths to his teammate Valentino Rossi. All in all, Italian fans can be happy that Rossi has surrendered to a high level despite the physical problems with those who came to Mugello. In addition, Andrea Dovizioso managed to be third with the Ducati GP17, which is the first row of the grid this year.

The FP4 left a small shock for the ‘tifosi’ in Italian, all time Valentino Rossi had a small fall. With this mishap without consequences, gave way to a Q1 in which riders such as Cal Crutchlow Danilo Petrucci, Johann Zarco or Jonas Folger played the last two spaces of Q2. At the end, and after seeing a real dance leaders, the luck fell out of disparate in the different boxes. Jonas Folger went to the floor and Johann Zarco finished first in the bosom of the Tech 3, while Danilo Petrucci was the second, and sentenced to Cal Crutchlow, Hector Barbera and Jonas Folger.


The decisive Q2 followed a remarkably similar script to the first session. Equality was high and throughout the session Danilo Petrucci, Dani Pedrosa or Alvaro Bautista got the fastest times. However, in a frantic three minutes late, Maverick Viñales was done with the pole ahead of Rossi and Dovizioso. The doublet of Yamaha and the presence of Dovizioso on the front row demoted to the fourth position to Michele Pirro, tester Ducati, with a wild card at Mugello, and has achieved his best qualifying for a Grand Prix of the MotoGP World championship.

Honda riders escaping the second row with troubles, but finally Dani Pedrosa managed to be fifth and Marc Marquez sixth. Both exceeded a Jorge Lorenzo at times it seemed that he could fight for a better position, following the wake of his two companions, box. In spite of this, Lorenzo has taken a step forward during the day of Saturday, which may allow it to fight for big goals in career. For his part, Alvaro Bautista was eighth as the best private pilot, overcoming in this battle, Danilo Petrucci and Tito Rabat, who has finished tenth.

starting grid for the GP of Italy MotoGP 2017

P N Piloto País Equipo Moto Tiempo Dif.
1 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Yamaha Yamaha 1’46.575
2 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Yamaha 1’46.814 0.239
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1’46.835 0.260
4 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1’46.878 0.303
5 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Honda 1’46.999 0.424
6 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Honda 1’47.050 0.475
7 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Ducati Team Ducati 1’47.152 0.577
8 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Aspar Team Ducati 1’47.167 0.592
9 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 1’47.266 0.691
10 53 Tito RABAT SPA EG 0,0 Honda 1’47.282 0.707
11 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Tech 3 Yamaha 1’47.319 0.744
12 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 1’47.475 0.900