"I'm expecting a great race, you know when we were in Qatar I was feeling a bit the same because Ducati had won the last three races and actually I'm feeling good on the bike.
"On the straight we know it's not a strong point for us but there're many corners here, and the fast corners are where I feel good. I think we need to just start the weekend like a normal weekend, not thinking about the last three wins of Ducati or the big straight here, just go for it, do our pace and see on Sunday. The most important thing is that we've a really great feeling on the bike."
Ducati's Bagnaia, who is just a point behind Quartararo is eyeing his maiden win at Mugello, though he is not losing sleep over it.
"It would be great if I could win my first race here, but at the moment it's not my objective. First of all, it's more important to be constant and then competitive from the start of the weekend. Then, if the win is possible, I'll try to achieve it."
Miller's Mugello demons
Miller is the man in form with two wins in a row, but his track record at Mugello is not something to boast of and the Australian rider wants to set it straight.
"Mugello demons? I mean it's a place I love. My report card of Mugello isn't the most pleasant one. I've always been pretty quick here but just haven't been able to see too many chequered flags. I'll try to put that right this weekend but we'll see what happens."
One of the hot topics swirling around the MotoGP paddock is will Rossi be racing next year or not. Mugello, Barcelona, the Sachsenring and Assen are up next before the summer break, and the Italian MotoGP legend admits it is a vital part of the campaign for him especially.
"We now have a very important period of the championship because we've four races in five weeks. Everybody will start to think about 2022 during that period, so like I said that the beginning, in that point I'll make my decision. We'll see but for sure now these four races are very important for us to try and find some good results."