The week end of the #GermanGP has started in a promising way for Octo Pramac Racing, that finishes Friday’s free practices with both riders in the Top 10. A very important result that could allow both Scott and Petrux to qualify directly in Q2 in case of rain tomorrow.
Danilo Petrucci lapped consistently throughout the all day of activity at the Sachsenring circuit. The rider from Terni did well in FP1 with dry conditions ending with a lap time of 121.992, only 3 tenths of a second from the best lap of Andrea Dovizioso. Petrux was very fast also in wet-FP2 remaining in the top positions, ending up with the fourth position but with the same lap time of Pedrosa (3rd).
For Scott it was a very good start of the journey with a lap time of 1’22.075 that allowed him to end in the Top 10, 4 tenth of a second behind Andrea Dovizioso. Unfortunately, a crash in the last lap of FP1 didn’t allowed him to use the bike-1 in FP2. In the afternoon the English rider couldn’t find the ideal condition to express himself and he preferred not to risk.
8th – Danilo Petrucci – 1’21.992
“I’m happy for today as we have been fast in both dry and wet conditions even if with the rain I managed to be a little more competitive. I have to say that bike is working very well. In dry conditions we did many tests, also with tires. The good aspect is that I am quite fast in both conditions. I am also satisfied because we didn’t have to make many changes. We have great confidence”.
10th – Scott Redding – 1’22.075
“The FP1 went well even though we had to be very careful in the first laps to try the new asphalt and get some confidence. It was a pity for the crash at the end of the session because, if I have to be honest, I was not pushing hard and the crash was quite unexpected. For this reason I must say that it was a very strange crash. In the afternoon I had only one bike and I could not find the best feeling. Tomorrow will depend very much on climatic conditions”.