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Mugello MotoGP: Iannone leads Marquez in warm-up

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Mugello MotoGP: Iannone leads Marquez in warm-up
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Jun 3, 2018, 8:07 AM

Suzuki MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone set the pace in the Sunday warm-up session ahead of the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.

Andrea Iannone, Team Suzuki MotoGP
Andrea Iannone, Team Suzuki MotoGP
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team
 Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team,Italian MotoGP 2018
Jorge Lorenzo, Ducati Team
Maverick Viñales, Yamaha Factory Racing
Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing

In seeing off reigning champion Marc Marquez, Iannone topped his fourth practice session of the Mugello weekend, his fastest effort coming on lap nine of 11.

Pramac Ducati's Jack Miller, his bike sporting the team's one-off Lamborghini livery on Italian GP race day, took an early lead by following the Honda of Marquez and firing in a 1m48.329s lap.

But Marquez, unusually running a hard rear tyre, responded the next lap around, lowering the benchmark to a 1m47.655s, with Ducati's Jorge Lorenzo slotting in a close second.

Pramac's Danilo Petrucci then narrowly surpassed Marquez with his effort, but his lead lasted mere moments, as the works Ducati of Andrea Dovizioso used his tow to post a 1m47.551s.

As the 20-minute session entered its final stretch, Iannone took over out front on a 1m47.416s.

Marquez soon shaved off a tenth from the Italian's effort, only for Iannone to edge ahead once more, his 1m47.080s with two minutes to go ensuring he would end the session quickest.

Marquez remained second, a quarter of a second off, ahead of Dovizioso and the leading Yamaha of Maverick Vinales.

Petrucci led Lorenzo by half a tenth in fifth, with pole-sitter Valentino Rossi taking seventh place and Dani Pedrosa, who qualified a career-worst 20th on Saturday, ending up eighth.

The top 10 was rounded out by the Aprilia's Aleix Espargaro and Miller.

Iannone's teammate Alex Rins struggled in 17th place, while Johann Zarco was a further spot down, more than half a second adrift of fellow Tech 3 Yamaha rider Hafizh Syahrin.

Warm-up results:

Pos.#RiderBikeTimeGap
1 29 italy Andrea Iannone  Suzuki 1'47.080  
2 93 spain Marc Marquez  Honda 1'47.339 0.259
3 4 italy Andrea Dovizioso  Ducati 1'47.398 0.318
4 25 spain Maverick Viñales  Yamaha 1'47.541 0.461
5 9 italy Danilo Petrucci  Ducati 1'47.634 0.554
6 99 spain Jorge Lorenzo  Ducati 1'47.672 0.592
7 46 italy Valentino Rossi  Yamaha 1'47.740 0.660
8 26 spain Dani Pedrosa  Honda 1'47.782 0.702
9 41 spain Aleix Espargaro  Aprilia 1'47.834 0.754
10 43 australia Jack Miller  Ducati 1'47.858 0.778
11 19 spain Alvaro Bautista  Ducati 1'47.980 0.900
12 55 malaysia Hafizh Syahrin  Yamaha 1'48.017 0.937
13 30 japan Takaaki Nakagami  Honda 1'48.057 0.977
14 35 united_kingdom Cal Crutchlow  Honda 1'48.090 1.010
15 44 spain Pol Espargaro  KTM 1'48.207 1.127
16 21 italy Franco Morbidelli  Honda 1'48.400 1.320
17 42 spain Alex Rins  Suzuki 1'48.410 1.330
18 53 spain Tito Rabat  Ducati 1'48.543 1.463
19 5 france Johann Zarco  Yamaha 1'48.594 1.514
20 38 united_kingdom Bradley Smith  KTM 1'48.614 1.534
21 45 united_kingdom Scott Redding  Aprilia 1'48.690 1.610
22 12 switzerland Thomas Luthi  Honda 1'48.793 1.713
23 17 czech_republic Karel Abraham  Ducati 1'48.939 1.859
24 10 belgium Xavier Simeon  Ducati 1'49.105 2.025
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