MotoGP – 1 day ago – 3 min read – By Mickael Guilmeau
MotoGP riders meet at the Mugello circuit in Italy for the sixth round of the 2021 championship.
Qualifying was delayed, as was Free Practice 4, following Jason Dupasquier’s crash in Moto3, also involving Ayumu Sasaki and Jeremy Alcoba.
The drivers present in Q1 are Valentino Rossi, Marc Márquez, Maverick Viñales, Alex Márquez, Takaaki Nakagami, Aleix Espargaró, Lorenzo Savadori, Michele Pirro, Luca Marini, Enea Bastianini, Danilo Petrucci and Iker Lecuona.
The first reference time is signed by Michele Pirro (1’46 “495), ahead of Enea Bastianini and Marc Márquez. Maverick Viñales is 5th, Valentino Rossi last of the group. Enea Bastianini (1’46” 448) and Aleix Espargaró take the lead. two first places before Takaaki Nakagami took the lead in 1’46 “195.
the pilots leave 5 minutes from the end of the session. Marc Marquez is just the shadow of Maverick Viñales in this first round. Aleix Espargaró takes 2nd place. But Marc Marquez and Maverick Viñales take the first two places a few seconds from the end. Aleix Espargaró takes the place for Q1, behind Marc Márquez. Maverick Viñales is 3rd, ahead of Enea Bastianini, Takaaki Nakagami, Michele Pirro, Marini, Danilo Petrucci, Valentino Rossi, Iker Lecuona, Lorenzo Savadori and Alex Márquez.
The drivers took to the track quickly, except for Marc Marquez. Jack Miller takes the best reference time, in 1’45 “796, ahead of Aleix Espargaró, Francesco Bagnaia and Fabio Quartararo. But the Aprilia rider takes the provisional pole position with a time of 1’45” 651, quickly beaten by Fabio Quartararo in 1’45 “481. Johann Zarco is 11th after the first run.
Fabio Quartararo drives the point home with a time of 1’45 “187. Brad Binder manages to temporarily take a place on the first row. Francesco Bagnaia takes 2nd place, ahead of Johann Zarco, Aleix Espargaró, Jack Miller, Brad Binder, Miguel Oliveira , Alex Rins, Joan Mir, Franco Morbidelli.
Fabio Quartararo’s opening words are addressed directly to the young 19-year-old Swiss rider Jason Dupasquier, who suffered a heavy fall in Moto3 and was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital, that of Valencia. Quickly taken care of by the doctors, he was in the operating room for neurosurgery.
“First of all I want to dedicate this to Jason who had a really bad crash, I hope he is doing well and I pray for him, I hope he will recover and I also pray for his family.”
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