A sultry, sunny day at Mugello welcomed the field for MotoGP’s sixth round of the 2021 season.
The temperature was beautiful — but it would heighten the drama as a couple of crashes began to tarnish the warm-up. Mir went down early in the session.
While Marc Marquez somehow managed to avoid a collision when Bagnaia was ahead of him, and Marquez nearly went on his rear wheel.
And there was considerable shuffling among the top 19 riders. Johann Zarco on the Pramac Ducati came in second fastest at +0.086s, followed by Brad Binder on the Red Bull KTM at +0.243s, then Alex Rins on the Suzuki Ecstar.
Binders partner Oliveria had to see the black-and-orange flag due to smoke from his KTM. However, he stood fourteenth on the table.
While Aleix Espargaro returned after his arm pump surgery, further Ducati’s test rider Michele Pirro took Jorge Martin’s place, who is injured.
On the flip side, LCR Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami made sure he was top among all clocked 1’46.746s. And will start 15th in the grid.
Round 6, Warm-up Results, Mugello
|1||Takaaki Nakagami||LCR Honda (RC213V)||JPN||06-Nov||1’46.746s||350k|
|2||Johann Zarco||Pramac Ducati (GP21)||FRA||05-Oct||+0.086s||359k|
|3||Brad Binder||Red Bull KTM (RC16)||RSA||10-Nov||+0.243s||353k|
|4||Alex Rins||Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)||SPA||06-Oct||+0.248s||350k|
|5||Maverick Viñales||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)||SPA||06-Nov||+0.286s||343k|
|6||Marc Marquez||Repsol Honda (RC213V)||SPA||07-Sep||+0.349s||348k|
|7||Alex Marquez||LCR Honda (RC213V)||SPA||07-Nov||+0.426s||351k|
|8||Danilo Petrucci||KTM Tech3 (RC16)||ITA||09-Nov||+0.434s||345k|
|9||Enea Bastianini||Avintia Ducati (GP19)||ITA||08-Nov||+0.467s||355k|
|10||Aleix Espargaro||Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)||SPA||05-Jun||+0.470s||350k|
|11||Fabio Quartararo||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)||FRA||06-Nov||+0.478s||348k|
|12||Francesco Bagnaia||Ducati Team (GP21)||ITA||05-Sep||+0.607s||355k|
|13||Joan Mir||Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)||SPA||07-Aug||+0.678s||345k|
|14||Miguel Oliveira||Red Bull KTM (RC16)||POR||07-Jul||+0.811s||352k|
|15||Michele Pirro||Pramac Ducati (GP21)||ITA||06-Oct||+0.832s||355k|
|16||Franco Morbidelli||Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)||ITA||05-Nov||+0.865s||338k|
|17||Valentino Rossi||Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)||ITA||06-Nov||+0.904s||348k|
|18||Pol Espargaro||Repsol Honda (RC213V)||SPA||05-Nov||+0.954s||350k|
|19||Jack Miller||Ducati Team (GP21)||AUS||09-Oct||+0.956s||358k|
|20||Iker Lecuona||KTM Tech3 (RC16)||SPA||05-Nov||+1.039s||350k|
|21||Luca Marini||Sky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*||ITA||11-Nov||+1.883s||346k|
|22||Lorenzo Savadori||Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*||ITA||06-Nov||+2.314s||345k|