Italian GP: Bagnaia ends Friday fastest in FP2

Ahead of his home race on Sunday, Pecco Bagnaia has put his Ducati on top in FP2 to end Friday’s running of the Italian GP.

The track temperature was much higher in FP2 compared to the morning session in Mugello, being around 46 degrees Celsius.

Oliveira was on top for much of the session with a 1m46.584s lap, before faster times were set at the end of FP2.

Bagnaia’s 1m46.147s lap was good enough to go fastest, with Alex Rins and Franco Morbidelli in second and third.

Fabio Quartararo put his Yamaha in fourth, 0.041s behind Morbidelli’s 1m46.331s lap-time.

KTM will be happy with their running in FP2, Brad Binder ending the day in fifth ahead of teammate Oliveira in sixth.

Taka Nakagami ended as the fastest Honda just as he did in FP1, with Aleix Espargaro and Jack Miller behind the Japanese rider.

Johann Zarco rounded off the top-ten ahead of Joan Mir in 11th.

Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro ended 12th and 13th but the Honda duo could be in trouble as they were both touring around the Mugello track for quite some time at the end of the session.

Jorge Martin’s replacement for this weekend, Michele Pirro, put his Pramac in 14th ahead of Danilo Petrucci and Luca Marini.

Maverick Vinales ended the day in 17th place after topping FP1 this morning, with Alex Marquez in 18th.

Enea Bastianini finished the session in 19th ahead of Italian compatriot Lorenzo Savadori.

After a couple of excursions at Turn 1 in FP2, Valentino Rossi will be concerned with his pace down in 21st.

Iker Lecuona ended FP2 of the Italian GP in 22nd for Tech3.