The first day of free practice for the GP Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini ends with Pecco Bagnaia very close to the Top 10 (+0.177) despite the fifteenth position in the combined standings. A few more problems for Jack Miller who can not find the right feeling with the tires, and in the FP2 time attack finds some traffic on track having to settle for the sixteenth position.
These are the Friday numbers of FIAMM Pramac Racing at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.
FP1 (Practice Conditions: Dry. Air 26°. Ground 27°)
P13 Francesco Bagnaia 1’34.324 (+0.063 from Top 10, +1.171 from P1)
P14 Jack Miller 1’34.487 (+0.226 from Top 10, + 1.334 from P1)
FP2 (Practice Condition Dry. Air 27°. Ground 42°)
P14 Francesco Bagnaia 1’34.003 (+0.096 from Top 10, +1.228 from P1)
P16 Jack Miller 1’34.070 (+0.163 from Top 10, + 1.295 from P1)
P15 – Pecco Bagnaia
I am satisfied with the improvements made during the day on the race pace. We are at the level of the other Ducati so far and we should have already identified the choice of tyres for the race. However, we need to make progress with the soft tyre to qualify directly for Q2.
P16 – Jack Miller
It’s certainly not one of the best Fridays of the season. I couldn’t get the tyres to work, we tried some solutions on the set up but we weren’t able to get sensitive results. The FP1 crash? I was pushing and I lost the front. We have to improve to stay in Q2.