The Octo Pramac Racing’s weekend at the Motegi Twin Ring circuit starts well.
Danilo Petrucci overcomes the physical problems that debilitated him before his departure for Japan and finds a convincing feeling in wet Friday’s free practices. The rider Terni ends up FP2 in 6th position setting the highest speed (299.0 km/h) recorded on the track.
Scott starts well (3rd in FP1) but in the afternoon he doesn’t manage to get back to the morning conditions, having to contend with lack of grip on the rear. The English rider finishes the first day of activity for the Gran Prix of Japan in 14th place.