MotoGP Qualifying Results From the 2017 Italian GP at Mugello

Maverick Vinales takes pole with Rossi and Dovizioso on the front row.

Maverick Vinales at Mugello 2017
Will pole-sitter Maverick Vinales increase his points lead in the World Championship standings at Mugello?Photo: Yamaha Racing

Italian GP Qualifying Results 1. Maverick VIÑALES (25) Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA 2. Valentino ROSSI (46) Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA 3. Andrea DOVIZIOSO (4) Ducati Team DUCATI 4. Michele PIRRO (51) Ducati Team DUCATI 5. Dani PEDROSA (26) Repsol Honda Team HONDA 6. Marc MARQUEZ (93), Repsol Honda Team HONDA 7. Jorge LORENZO (99) Ducati Team DUCATI 8. Alvaro BAUTISTA (19) Pull&Bear Aspar Team DUCATI 9. Danilo PETRUCCI (9) OCTO Pramac Racing DUCATI 10. Tito RABAT (53) Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS HONDA 11. Johann ZARCO (5) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 12. Aleix ESPARGARO (41) Aprilia Racing Team Gresini APRILIA 13. Cal CRUTCHLOW (35) LCR Honda HONDA 14. Hector BARBERA (8) Reale Avintia Racing DUCATI 15. Jonas FOLGER (94) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 16. Andrea IANNONE (29) Team Suzuki Ecstar SUZUKI 17. Loris BAZ (76) Reale Avintia Racing DUCATI 18. Pol ESPARGARO (44) Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 19. Jack MILLER (43) Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS HONDA 20. Scott REDDING (45) Octo Pramac Racing DUCATI 21. Karel ABRAHAM (17) Pull&Bear Aspar Team DUCATI 22. Sam LOWES (22) Aprilia Racing Team Gresini APRILIA 23. Bradley SMITH (38) Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 24. Silvain GUINTOLI (50) Team Suzuki Ecstar SUZUKI

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Valentino Rossi, Movistar YamahaPhoto: Yamaha Racing
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A better view of Rossi's AGV Pista GP R helmet for the 2017 Italian GP.Photo: Yamaha Racing

Championship leader Maverick Viñales has taken the pole position for the Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley, heading his Movistar Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi on The Doctor's home turf at Mugello. Ducati Team's Andrea Dovizioso gives the home crowd even more to cheer about, taking a front row start in P3.

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The Italian GP front row: DesmoDovi, Maverick Vinales and The Doctor.Photo: Ducati Team
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Andrea Dovizioso (04) and Ducati test rider Michele Pirro (51).Photo: Ducati Team

Ducati test rider Michele Pirro heads the second row at a circuit that he is very familiar with and done well at in the past. Next to Pirro is Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) and reigning Champion teammate Marc Marquez.

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Dani Pedrosa, Repsol HondaPhoto: Repsol Honda
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Marc Marquez, Repsol HondaPhoto: Repsol Honda

Heading up Row 3 is one of Mugello’s most successful riders, Ducati Team’s Jorge Lorenzo, ahead of the Ducati of Alvaro Bautista (Pull&Bear Aspar Team), the top Independent Team rider.

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Jorge Lorenzo, Ducati TeamPhoto: Ducati Team
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Alvaro Bautista, Aspar Team DucatiPhoto: Aspar Team

Danilo Petrucci (Octo Pramac Racing) was set for a front row start before having his fastest lap time cancelled for exceeding track limits, and the Italian dropped from a provisional P2 to take ninth on the grid at home in front of a best-ever for EG 0,0 Marc VDS rider Tito Rabat to complete the top 10.

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Danilo Petrucci, Octo Pramac Racing DucatiPhoto: Octo Pramac Racing

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Johann Zarco had a more difficult session to take 11th, with Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) crashing out early and ending the session in P12.

Missing the cut in Q1 was two-time GP winner Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda), who will line up in P13 for the Italian GP next to Hector Barbera (Reale Avintia Racing) in the 14th position. Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rookie Jonas Folger was another who didn’t move through, the German suffering a rare crash in the final two minutes of Q1 and lining up in P15.

Andrea Iannone (Team Suzuki Ecstar) qualified 16th as he struggles with illness at his home GP, ahead of Loris Baz (Reale Avintia Racing). Pol Espargaro will line up on the Red Bull Factory KTM in P18, ahead of Jack Miller who had a tough session on the EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda, and Scott Redding on the Octo Pramac Racing Ducati.