Pedrosa Sets Mugello Track Record
MUGELLO, Italy — Dani Pedrosa turned a track record lap in winning the pole for the Italian Grand Prix MotoGP round Saturday at the Mugello circuit.
Riding for Repsol Honda, Pedrosa nipped Yamaha Factory Racing rider Jorge Lorenzo for the top spot.
Pedrosa ran a lap of one minute and 47.284 seconds.
Completing the front row is Pramac Racing Team’s Héctor Barberá, who silenced some of his critics by recording his first front row in the MotoGP class.
Row two is headed by the Ducati Team’s Nicky Hayden, who continues to have good outright pace on the softer option rear tire. Lining up next to him is Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner in fifth, who entered the pits a couple of times in the final part of the session as he struggled with set-up on his bike.
Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Cal Crutchlow occupies sixth, despite having crashed at turn 12 with 13 minutes left in the session.
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