Gran Premio d’Italia TIM, Mugello, Qualifying, 21 May 2016
Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team), who had been fastest all through practice, held provisional pole right to the final stages of Q2 when he was overtaken firstly by Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) who took his first Mugello pole since 2008 and then by Maverick Vinales (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) leaving Iannone in third spot on the front row of the starting grid.
In fourth place, heading the second row of the starting grid will be Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) with current MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) fifth and Aleix Espargaro (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) sixth, putting both Suzukis in the top six.
1 Valentino ROSSI (ITA) Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1’46.504
2 Maverick VIÑALES (SPA) Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.094
3 Andrea IANNONE (ITA) Ducati Team Ducati +0.103
Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) took his third pole position of the season, the only rider to get into the 1’51s during the session. In second spot was Takaaki Nakagami (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia), his first front row start since 2014 with Lorenzo Baldassarri (Forward Team ) taking the last place on the front row of the starting grid in third, his first in Moto2. He was due to start from the front row in Le mans but was demoted because of a technical infringement.
In fourth place will be Axel Pons (AGR Team) just ahead of his team-mate Marcel Schrotter (AGR Team) in fifth with reigning Moto2 World Champion Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) sixth
1 Sam LOWES (GBR) Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Kalex 1’51.965
2 Takaaki NAKAGAMI (JPN) IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex +0.047
3 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI (ITA) Forward Team Kalex +0.123
Pole position went to Romano Fenati(SKY Racing Team VR46), the third of his career and his first in Mugello. Second spot was initially given to Francesco Bagnaia (ASPAR Mahindra Team) but his time was cancelled because he exceeded track limits at Turn 5 resulting in his starting from eighth place with Andrea Migno (SKY Racing Team VR46) being elevated to second place and Khairul Idham Pawi (Honda Team Asia) third.
Current Championship leader Brad Binder(Red Bull KTM Ajo) will start from fourth spot with Jorge Navarro (Estrella Galicia 0,0) fifth and Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Moto3) sixth.
1 Romano FENATI (ITA) SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 1’57.289
2 Andrea MIGNO (ITA) SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +0.297
3 Khairul Idham PAWI (MAL) Honda Team Asia Honda +0.316