Marco Simoncelli has set the fastest time of the two practice sessions ahead of this weekend’s MotoGP event at Mugello.
Simoncelli (San Carlo Honda Gresini) clocked a last minute fast lap to jump to the front of the pack in the first session, and no one could beat his time in a weather-affected second session.
Conditions were so unsuitable, four of the title protagonists Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing), the returning Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team), Australian Casey Stoner (Repsol Honda Team) and Marco Simoncelli did not compete in the second session.
Stoner and Andrea Dovizioso (Repsol Honda Team) were second and third fastest in the first session, giving them a strong base to work from.
Dovizioso was the only rider to give the second session a genuine crack, setting a 1m49.272s, which was only 0.3s off Simoncelli’s best from Practice 1.