Jack Miller celebrates in the Parc Fermé the second front row start of the season after a crazy qualifying due to the weather conditions. Pecco pushes hard in Q1 but an unlucky choice doesn’t allow him to go to Q2.
FP3 (Practice Conditions: Wet – Air 15° – Ground 26°)
P3 Jack Miller (1’42.951, + 0.453 from P1)
Jack is incisive on the wet track and is immediately the fastest with the soft rubber at the rear. In the second part of the session, he returns to the track with the medium tyre and the results are excellent.
P17 Francesco Bagnaia (1’44.989, +1.123 from Top 10, +2.491 from P1)
A very important session for Pecco who, for the first time, can ride consistently in MotoGP on a wet track. The times are not indicative. The most important thing is the 19 laps completed with a good progression.
FP4 (Practice Conditions: Mixed – Air 14° – Ground 15°)
The track conditions are particularly insidious with some sectors completely dry and the second sector still wet. Pecco did a few laps without taking risks. Jack preferred not to go out.
Q1 (Practice Conditions: Mixed – Air 14° – Ground 16°)
P3 Francesco Bagnaia (1’39.982, + 2.315 from P1)
Pecco goes back to the pits with 3 red helmets to put on slicks tires. Unfortunately, however, the rain fell again not allowing him to improve to get the qualification for Q2.
Q2 (Practice Conditions: Mixed – Air 15° – Ground 17°)
P3 Jack Miller (1’41.366, + 0.414 from Pole Position)
A pyrotechnic qualification characterized by many crashes. Jack sets his best time on the first lap on the wet track. He returns to the track for the second time attack pushing to the maximum but crashes, however, conquering a great front row.
P13 – Pecco Bagnaia
“There was a misunderstanding when I got back to the garage after the second run. We could have fought better to get the Q2 that was within our reach. It’s a mistake we need to experience. I am very happy with the feeling with the bike in wet conditions. Tomorrow we can have a good race”.
P3 – Jack Miller
“I’m happy with the way things went today. The feeling with the bike is very good and we are doing a great job. I’m just sorry with the team about the crash in Q2 but I was pushing hard. We are fast and I am sure I am competitive in all conditions”.