It was an exciting Friday for Automobili Lamborghini Pramac Racing at the Grand Prix of the Americas. Jack and Pecco scored a precious double Top 10 that could be decisive for the direct qualification to Q2 in case of rain tomorrow. Here are the high lights of the first day of free practice in Texas.
FP1 (Conditions: dry – Air 18° – Ground 27°)
P3 Jack Miller (2’05.936, +0.625 from P1)
From the very first laps, Jack is permanently in the Top 10. At the end of the session, he notches up a great chrono with the used medium rear tire.
P19 Pecco Bagnaia (2’07.407, +0.715 from Top 10)
Some initial difficulties – on a very demanding track – for Pecco who still manages to make progress during the session.
FP2 (Conditions: dry – Air 26° – Ground 48°)
P4 Jack Miller (2’04.005, +0.148 from P1)
Jack doesn’t suffer from the non-ideal conditions of the circuit and is immediately among the fastest. With 3 minutes to go from the end of the session, he is in first place, then he finishes very close to the best time of Vinales.
P10 Pecco Bagnaia (2’04.630, +0.773 from P1)
First important Top 10 for Pecco who makes huge progress improving by almost 3 seconds his FP1 lap-time, finishing less than three-tenths of a second from the virtual second row. A great result that, in case of rain tomorrow, would allow him to win the first Q2 in MotoGP.
P10 – Pecco Bagnaia
“I’m happy because this morning I had a lot of trouble riding over the many bumps of the circuit. We worked well on the setup and the feeling improved a lot in the afternoon. I was quick in the time attack but especially in the race pace with used tyres. It’s a very difficult track for me and that’s why I’m very satisfied”.
P4 – Jack Miller
“Finishing in Top 10 is always the main goal on friday. That’s why I can say I’m satisfied also because the weather tomorrow could be a factor for the direct qualification to Q2. The bike is working very well and I feel comfortable. In the afternoon I had some difficulties because of the wind but the balance of the day is very positive”.