Danilo Petrucci is back again to the Parc Fermé taking a precious second row in the qualifying for the Gran Premi de Catalunya. Jack Miller fights in Q1 but can’t access Q2. It was a good Saturday for Alma Pramac Racing at the Montmelò circuit.
Petrux improved session after session and in the Fp3 he easily qualified for Q2. The FP4 race pace is encouraging and in Q2 he pushes to the maximum, achieving a very positive P6 that is also worth the “First Independent” award.
Jack also managed to lap stronger than on Friday but didn’t find the ideal conditions to qualify directly for Q2 after an FP3 finished with 14 riders in 7 tenths of a second. The first run of the Q1 is incisive (second fastest lap-time behind Marquez) but in the second run Nakagami manages to do better. The Australian rider will start tomorrow from P13.
P6 Danilo Petrucci – 1’39.178
“We’ve done a good job today. I am very pleased with this second row. I think that is a good result and it would have been difficult to do better. We still have some problems with the rear tyre consumption and the high temperature does not help us. But I think that tomorrow we can fight for the Top 5”.
P13 Jack Miller – 1’39.732
“We’re struggling a bit this weekend. We still have to find the right set up because I don’t have a great feeling and I can’t get the tyres working at their best. This may happen, but we must not lose confidence. Tomorrow will be a difficult race but we are ready to fight”.