The MotoGP Italian GP is already underway and the stone that has been chipping away without results for a long time, Álex Márquez, is getting closer to disintegrating. The one from Gresini Racing used that expression on Thursday in the Mugello press room to explain his current situation and, given what was seen in the P1 of the queen class, it begins to sense that his first victory in the queen class is getting closer.
The two-time world champion achieved the best time in a training session in which he was always among the best and in which He had a hook up with Morbidelli, who clearly annoyed him for riding slowly in the middle of the line and whom the little Márquez scolded from motorcycle to motorcycle. This did not alter his work schedule and, riding alone, without the need to hitch a wheel, he climbed to first place in the time table with 36 seconds to go in the first free practice session of the Italian weekend.
The Argentine poleman led Quartararo with 87 thousandths of a second thanks to a time of 1:46.121, which leaves him one second behind the record for this beautiful track. held precisely by the aforementioned Fabio, when last year he stopped the clock at 1:45.187.
How even the category is is once again endorsed by verifying that the first 18 finished in a handkerchief of eight tenths, and they had the prize of finishing in the top ten with provisional direct access to Q2 the two pilots already mentioned more Binder (he put his KTM at 356.4 km/h on the Mugello straight), Bezzecchi, Zarco, Martín, Morbidelli, Maverick, Marc Márquez and Raúl Fernández. Outside the long-awaited top ten were such important names on the grid as Rins 12th, Miller 14th, Bagnaia 16th, Marini 18th, Augusto Fernández 18th (he comes from an incredible fourth at Le Mans), Mir 20th or Aleix 22nd.
Surprising, once again, the position of the leader of the general, a Pecco who was 0.718 behind the head and who is clearly expected to go further throughout the weekend. As for Aleix, he suffered a hard drag in the curve entering the finish line from which he got up with a limp, although he already had that limp before getting on the bike as a result of a fall suffered with the bike on Thursday. It was a bad way to debut the helmet with which he honors Max Biaggi, who is an ambassador for the house of Noale, in this GP. Luckily, he has time to get better, although Mugello is not exactly the best setting to ride physically impaired, because it is a roller coaster of high-speed ups and downs and with very delicate turns. In other words, a circuit.