It was an outstanding Friday for Octo Pramac Racing as Danilo Petrucci dominated the FP2 by finishing in first position the first day of free practice for the “Grand Prix of Misano e della Riviera di Rimini”.
Some more difficulties for Scott who couldn’t fight for the Top 10 finishing in 16° position.
Petrux was very fast since the morning ending FP1 in 5° position (44 thousands of a second from the hypothetical front row). The Italian rider, despite a little flu, came back on track in the afternoon with a stunning feeling, and already from the initial laps he maintained the same pace of Marquez. In the last run, Petrux completed a masterpiece with the best time in T1 and T3 and the first position in Friday’s combined classification.
Despite the good indication from the mid-July test, Scott Redding was not able to be competitive, and after finishing in P18 the free practice of the morning, he had to settle for P16 position in FP2.