Sensational Diggia takes pole in #ItalianGP, 10th for Bastianini
Team Gresini MotoGP does not cease to surprise by claiming the second pole position of the season today at Mugello. This time, however, it is Fabio Di Giannantonio the one taking centre stage: the Italian rider, who has always done incredibly well around the Tuscan hills, was supremely fast both in Q1 and Q2, and at the last attempt before the qualifying chequered flag, he logged a truly incredible lap-time. The Rome-born rider will have clear track ahead when lining up on the Italian GP grid tomorrow.
Enea Bastianini also put together a good performance, as the three-time MotoGP race winner was seeded directly into Q2 despite two crashes. The #23 well managed the tricky conditions of the track and secured an encouraging 10th place ahead of tomorrow’s race. His main rivals for the title are not too far away (6th and 7th).
POLE – FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #49 (1’46.156)
I knew I could do well because I really love this track and I wanted to score a good result here. We have been working well in every session so far – FP1 aside. I was expecting to do a good job, but surely not to take pole position. We did a crazy Q1 and an incredible Q2. I was laser focused, I wasn’t even seeing the drops of rain and in the end this moment of joy came. I would like to dedicate this achievement to everyone who has been supporting me!
10th – ENEA BASTIANINI #23 (1’46.679)
We’ll be a bit behind on the grid, but we worked well and I’m quite happy with my race pace. The two crashes surely didn’t help, and track conditions in qualifying were really challenging. I would like to congratulate Fabio because he really did some great laps: I will look at his data today, too, to understand where we can improve. Surely we miss something on corner entry in the third sector, but we’ll be part of the game tomorrow – and we need a good start to the race.