The free practice of Friday of the Movistar de Aragón has not brought particular indication in view of tomorrow’s qualifying. Both FP1 and FP2 have been affected from a light rain that did not allow riders to express themselves at the maximum in wet conditions.
Scott Redding and Danilo Petrucci ended in 16° and 19° position respectively in front of Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi. However, the feeling for the qualifying remains optimistic, especially because of the good weather forecast expected for tomorrow.
For Petrux there are also positive indications from the top speed. The Italian rider has been the fastest on track in the morning (327.4 km/h) and the second fastest in the afternoon (327.9 km/h).
19th – Danilo Petrucci 2’01.810
“A very strange situation today. I started with the tires of this morning and I did good laps that permitted me to be also in first position. Then, when the track began to get dry pushing was too risky. If I have to be honest, I am not worried for tomorrow. I think that there will be a good battle in the FP3”.
16th – Scott Redding 2’01.516
“It is hard to comment on this first day since the conditions of the circuit did not allow us to push at the maximum with the wet tires. At the end of the FP2 the track was getting dry, However, the slick would have been too risky. Tomorrow will probably be dry so we’ll see what will happen”.