2013 Mugello MotoGP FP4 Result: Pedrosa Now Leads Lorenzo; Bradl Continues Strong Showing

Little became apparent after QP4 that wasn't apparent already. Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo, who swapped the top position from FP3, are the two fastest riders out there. Stefan Bradl has found a quick and consistent pace at Mugello and Valentino Rossi remains close but slightly off the pace. None of the top riders -- except Rossi and, much lower in order, Marc Marquez -- set a fastest lap in QP4 as most riders seemed content to run a race pace and work on final set-up before qualifying.

Marquez, who has struggled all weekend, did manage to climb into eight fastest. But while FP4 has no bearing on QP1 or QP2, it likely had a huge bearing on the rookie's confidence.

Result:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'48.028    
2 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'48.123 0.095 0.095
3 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'48.341 0.313 0.218
4 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'48.407 0.379 0.066
5 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1'48.811 0.783 0.404
6 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'48.876 0.848 0.065
7 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'48.952 0.924 0.076
8 19 Alvaro Bautista Honda 1'49.120 1.092 0.168
9 69 Nicky Hayden Ducati 1'49.168 1.140 0.048
10 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'49.374 1.346 0.206
11 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'49.546 1.518 0.172
12 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia ART 1'49.715 1.687 0.169
13 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'49.816 1.788 0.101
14 14 Randy de Puniet Aprilia ART 1'49.984 1.956 0.168
15 8 Hector Barbera FTR Kawasaki 1'50.393 2.365 0.409
16 71 Claudio Corti FTR Kawasaki 1'50.829 2.801 0.436
17 7 Hiroshi Aoyama FTR Kawasaki 1'51.216 3.188 0.387
18 17 Karel Abraham Aprilia ART 1'51.228 3.200 0.012
19 68 Yonny Hernandez Aprilia ART 1'51.300 3.272 0.072
20 5 Colin Edwards FTR Kawasaki 1'51.510 3.482 0.210
21 9 Danilo Petrucci Suter BMW 1'51.521 3.493 0.011
22 70 Michael Laverty PBM 1'51.672 3.644 0.151
23 67 Bryan Staring FTR Honda 1'52.387 4.359 0.715
24 52 Lukas Pesek Suter BMW 1'52.474 4.446 0.087
NOT QUALIFIED
  11 Ben Spies Ducati      
Round Number: 
5
2013
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Comments

and michele pirro was 2nd. rossi was 19th and colin edwards did better than rossi in 17th. oh by the way, abraham was 4th. really impressive ride for marquez in FP1. yes, he has struggled all weekend. take the glasses off, son.