Positive start to the Italian GP for Marquez, Pedrosa looks to improve

It was a busy first day for Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa under fair weather conditions in Mugello, with the Repsol Honda pair working hard to adapt their RC213V race setups to the characteristics of the fast, challenging Italian track.

At the end of the day, Marc was pleased with posting the third-best lap time despite not yet being perfectly comfortable with the front tyre, while Dani struggled to find good grip in both sessions and had to settle for 14th in the combined rankings.

Both riders aim to make the best of the two remaining free practice sessions in order to improve their setups and speed in view of tomorrow afternoon’s qualifying session.