The second day of free practice at the Losail circuit has given great emotion to Octo Pramac Racing. Scott Redding has qualified directly to tomorrow’s Q2 thanks to a sensational FP2, while Danilo Petrucci ended up only 21 thousandths of a second from the Top 10.
Scott has made a real masterpiece in the first practice of the day notching up the fastest lap-time (1’55.085) that allowed him to easily defend the qualification to Q2. The british rider could not improve his crono in FP3 due to a crash without consequences.
After encountering some difficulties in FP2, perhaps due to the different track conditions after the rain fell in the afternoon, Petrux gave the impression to be able to center the Q2 but a bit of traffic on track slowed him. As a result the italian rider had to settle for 11th place with a time of 1’55.435, very close to Valentino Rossi’s tenth place.
11th – Danilo Petrucci – 1’55.435
“I can not be happy. Yesterday I left the circuit very happy and convinced that I could have done very well today. Unfortunately the track conditions were completely different. In FP2 struggled a lot. We worked hard on the set up in FP3 but we could not find the ideal conditions and the crash at the beginning session slowed our work. I hope to be able to do better in tomorrow’s Q1”.
6th – Scott Redding – 1’55.085
“I am very pleased with the work we have done today. The feeling is very positive and it gives me a lot of confidence. The crash? I was still trying to improve and I knew that the only way to improve was to push harder in turn-2 but I crashed. Fortunately it was a crash without particolar consequences. I’m happy for this and also for having gained a precious Q2”.