The Pramac Racing Team and their riders Jack Miller and Pecco Bagnaia are thrilled to officially restart the 2020 MotoGP World Championship this week.
After more than four months of waiting due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, today we were back on track.
Right a few minutes after the opening of the pit line at 10 AM local time, Jack Miller was already in the top positions. After one hour he was leading with his fastest lap in 1:38.348 on lap 16, closing in seventh position the first session of the day.
Pecco Bagnaia finished the first session of the day in the top 10 with his fastest time, in 1:38.729.
The second session of the day, after a stop of almost an hour after a red flag, saw Pecco Bagnaia finish in sixth with a best time in 1:38.417 on lap 27.
Jack Miller finished thirteenth with the best time in 1:38.676 on lap 22.
Pramac Racing concludes this first day of testing with both riders in the Top Ten in the overall standings. Jack Miller P8 (1:38.348) and Pecco Bagnaia P10 (1:38.417)
Today was difficult after the 5 months break, especially during the first session. But I thought that it would be more difficult considering the heat in these days in Jerez.
I feel good and I’m happy especially for the second session of the test during the afternoon.
Today we focused about the feeling with my bike starting from the work done during the winter test.
I think that we made some steps forward working on my limits to improve. We will continue in this way.
First of all I am very happy to be back on my bike today after a long break.
The initial feeling was immediately very positive even though it was my first time riding the new Ducati 2020 here at Jerez.
We still have some small adjustments to make but we are definitely on the right way.
A very positive first day.