Maverick Vinales value to get in mix for Italian GP pole
Mugello practice marred by Pirro's huge crash
Italian Grand Prix qualifying
BT Sport 2, 1.10pm Saturday
Practice day for the Italian Moto GP was overshadowed by a serious crash by guest rider Michele Pirro.
The Italian, a Ducati test rider joining the regular field for his home race, had been second fastest in first practice but suffered a huge high-side crash in the afternoon and was taken to hospital.
Andrea Iannone is bet365’s 6-4 favourite to take pole for his home race at Mugello after going fastest in both sessions with a decent gap over his rivals.
Another home rider was in the news as Andrea Dovizioso, second in the morning session, recorded a record top speed for the class with 356.4kmh (221.4mph).
He later suffered engine trouble, though and Maverick Vinales, fourth in the morning after a crash and second in the afternoon, appeals as an each-way bet for qualifying at 13-2.
M Vinales fastest qualifier
1pt e-w 13-2 bet365
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