The weekend at Termas de Rio Hondo (Argentina) has started off very well for Octo Pramac Racing.
Danilo Petrucci was fast since the morning managinf to end up FP1 with a sensational second position behind Maverick Vinales. Even in the afternoon Petrux’s feeling with his Ducati Desmosedici GP 2017 has been remarkable as the rider from Terni was able to finish in fifth position (1’39.960) just 80 thousandths of a second behind the hypothetical first row: a very important result that would allow him to gain direct qualification to Q2 in case of rain tomorrow.
Scott Redding’s friday was characterized by steady growth. After having entcountered some problems in FP1, the British rider managed to lower by more than a second and a half his lap time in FP2, setting a best time of 1’40.338, less than one-tenth of second from the Top 10.