After a quite difficult FP1, Francesco Bagnaia has the merit to stay focused and takes a very important step forward in FP2 thanks to the work on the set up made by his team. Jack Miller seems to be able to stay easily inside the Top 10 and the race pace is very good. In FP2’s time attack, however, he can not take full advantage of the soft tyre.
FP1 (Practice conditions: Dry. Air 17°. Ground 23°)
P10 Jack Miller (1’34.674, +0.765 from P1)
Jack starts well on the TT Circuit and finishes in TOP 10 using the same medium tyre at the rear for the whole session.
P21 Francesco Bagnaia (1’36.168, +2.259 from P1)
Pecco cannot find the best feeling with the bike and finishes rather far from the Top 10
FP2 (Practice conditions: Dry. Air 23°. Ground 43°)
P11 Francesco Bagnaia (1’33.815, + 1.177 from P1)
Big step forward for Pecco who lowers his FP1 lap time by almost three seconds.
P13 Jack Miller (1’33.874, + 1.236 from P1)
The race pace is very incisive but in the time attack with the soft tire, Jack cannot find the right conditions to stay in Top 10.
P11 – Pecco Bagnaia
We’re still a long way from the leaders but we got closer to the other Ducati also thanks to a good idea my crew chief Cristian Gabarrini had after FP1. The race pace with the hard tyre is good but we need to improve, especially in corner entry.
P13 – Jack Miller
I’m satisfied in general. The race pace is good and the feeling is positive. I wasn’t able to make the most of the soft tyre in FP2 but it was the first time attack of the weekend and I think that tomorrow in FP3 we have the right chances to qualify directly to Q2.