(Motorcycling) Lorenzo targets more success at Mugello

Rossi retired with mechanical problems

Honda's two times world champion Marquez had a headline-grabbing feud with Yamaha's Rossi last season after they clashed on the track in an incident that sent the Italian great to the back of the grid for the deciding race.

The 2015 MotoGP Champion spoke of the "movement during the last three or four days" regarding changes among the paddock. Lorenzo confirming his move to the factory Ducati team triggered a chain reaction as his face needed to be filled, and a place had to be made for him at Ducati as either Andrea Dovizioso or Andrea Iannone had to make way to make room.

He will start fourth, ahead of Rossi's Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo and Aleix Espargaro, who advanced from the first phase of qualifying on his Suzuki. Tomorrow there will be only 21 riders starting the Italian GP, as Tito Rabat will sit out the race with a broken collarbone after crashing in FP3. The Italian Grand Prix began with a crash for Eugene Laverty on Friday, which complicated the Northern Irishman's work at Mugello.

Italy's rider Valentino Rossi (C) celebrates the pole position with Spain's rider Maverick Vinales (L, second), and Italy's rider Andrea Iannone (third) at the end of the qualification session for the Italian MotoGP Grand Prix at the racetrack in Mugello Saturday.

12th Yonny Hernández 1.47.436: "I am very happy, because this morning we found the pace to enter directly into Q2".

"I feel good with the bike, but we have to try to improve some small details". So I already told them that I don't need.

"At this moment it looks like Vinales has the better pace." he added.

"So I think the top five can win tomorrow". The top speed of my Ducati is good -we are among the best in that regard- but that is only important on the straight. This is [just] another circuit and I think we are in a sport where this will not happen. I believe that the majority tomorrow will go for the hard front tyre and the softer rear. At Le Mans we got an important victory and we are leading the championship so we are pretty motivated for the coming races, especially the one in Mugello, a track that I usually enjoy a lot and where I've had some fun in the past.

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