The rookies make their mark at Mugello

There was plenty of emotion at the end of qualifying for the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley, after Fabio Di Giannantonio (Gresini Racing MotoGP™) broke through for his first MotoGP™ pole position. Rookie Fabio Di Giannantonio has qualified on pole position for the first time in MotoGP™, becoming the sixth different polesitter since the opening race of the season in Qatar, which is already as many as last year. On pole last time out in France, Francesco Bagnaia has qualified fifth, making it five Ducatis within the top five for the second time so far this year, along with Austin. Aleix Espargaro has qualified seventh, which is the fourth time so far this year he failed to qualify within the top three. This is only the second time so far this year that he has qualified within the top eight, along with Spain when he finished the race in seventh.

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