MotoGP San Marino GP: Pirro leads Marini in opening practice
In Friday morning’s session, the Aruba.it rider set the fastest lap time, followed by Marini and Martin. Bagnaia, the championship leader, appeared to be in pain after his crash at the Catalan GP but managed to finish the session in 20th place. Di Giannantonio initially led the session, but Pirro and Bezzecchi took turns setting faster lap times. The Aprilia pair of Espargaro and Vinales briefly held the top spots before Pedrosa set the quickest time. Marini improved to second place, just behind Martin, while Pirro finished the session in first. Bezzecchi, Fernandez, Pedrosa, Vinales, Zarco, Espargaro, and Marquez rounded out the top ten. Morbidelli was the best-performing Japanese bike in 12th place, with Quartararo in 15th. Augusto Fernandez was the only rider to fall during the session. There are rumors circulating about Marquez’s potential move to Gresini Ducati in 2024.