The long summer break did not distract Octo Pramac Racing Riders. In fact, during the free practice of the #CzechGP, they were both consistently fast in the FP1 under wet conditions and in the afternoon when they both achieved a great result.
After setting the seventh quickest lap time during FP1 under completely wet conditions, Danilo Petrucci was one of the first riders to get on track for FP2 using slick tires, despite the circuit was still partially wet. When the temperature started to raise resulting in a dryer track, Petrux was able to push hard and in the last run, he managed to set a lap-time of 1’56.751, fourth tenth of a second from the fastest lap made by Dovizioso but only 21 thousands of a second behind the second position taken by Jonas Folger.
Scott seemed to be in confidence already from FP1 even if he was not able to take advantage of the wet conditions (14th lap time). In the afternoon, the English rider improved his lap time already at the beginning of the session ending in P6 only one tenth of second from his team-mate.