The first day of activity at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit ended with a good result from Jack Miller who finished in 10th position, securing his Q2 qualification in case of rain tomorrow. For Danilo Petrucci, some more difficulties due to the lack of grip, especially at the rear.
Jack started off well in Fp1 and after the first run he is leading the standings. The Australian rider finished the morning session in fifth place with a good time that allowed him to defend the Top 10 even in the Fp2 affected by a slight rain in the middle of the session.
Petrux couldn’t manage in the afternoon to do the step to finish in Top 10. The Italian rider had a lot of trouble finding the right feeling with the tyres as did the two official Ducati riders (Dovizioso 15° and Lorenzo 16°). His positive ideal time (8th with the best time in T2) confirms the problems encountered by Petrux, who was unable to make the most of the power of his Ducati Desmosedici GP 2018.