On the one hand the disappointment for the crash two laps from the end. On the other hand, the awareness of having experienced an extraordinary weekend. These are the spanish emotions for Octo Pramac Racing that one week from the fantastic podium of Mugello is protagonist again in the Gran Premi de Catalunya.
Danilo Petrucci is for the first time in his career in the front row but the start is not the best. After a contact with no consequence with Marquez, Petrux turns 11th at the first turn. From that moment on, Terni’s rider race is fantastic. In the fifth and sixth lap he is the fastest on the track and overtaking Lorenzo puts him in fifth place. Folger’s chase for the position of First Independent Team ends in lap 19. The attack to Pedrosa for the podium is possible but the effort of the comeback stress too much the rear tire that betrays him two laps to the end.
A difficult race for Scott Redding. After losing three positions at the start, Scott reacts well and gets back to P11. Then the English rider didn’t manage to have the excellent warm-up race pace also due to the high circuit temperature. Scott closes in 13th position.