The first day of free practice for #ItalianGp started very well for Danilo Petrucci who showed to have a great feeling in FP1 with his Ducati Desmosedici GP ending up in seventh without using the soft-rubber. A technical problem at his moto-1 in the afternoon did not allow him to finish in the Top 10. All things considered, the feelings for Petrux still remain positive in view of the tomorrow’s FP3.
Scott’s start was a bit tougher. The English rider couldn’t find a good feeling and with his team he worked hard on set up and tires.
The two Octo Pramac Racing riders finish the first day of free practice in the 12th and 15th positions iof the combined standings
12th – Danilo Petrucci – 1’47.950
“I started very well. We had decided to use the hard-tyres ahead of the race and the pace was very good. Unfortunately the bike stopped and I had to use the second bike that had another setting. I felt a lot of chattering and did not find a good feeling. Unfortunately we lost a bit of time but the morning feeling was very good”.
15th – Scott Redding – 1’48.111
“I struggled a lot today but the gap from the Top 10 is not wide. With the medium-tires I did not find feeling and in the afternoon we went out with the hard. Things have gone a little better but I still feel that I have no feeling with the front. We will try to work to improve especially in changing direction where I still don’t feel comfortable”.