The last qualifying session of the 2017 MotoGP season has not given any emotions to the Octo Pramac Racing. Danilo Petrucci and Scott Redding are unable to solve Friday’s problems and have to settle for the fifth and eighth row respectively.
Petrux tries to solve the difficulties of Friday free practice working on the set up and manages to increase his speed. However, the problems cornering the corner speed in the middle of the circuit remain. In Q1 the rider from Terni tried to push but could not find the conditions to conquer the Q2 closing in 15th position.
For Scott a very disappointing Saturday. The English rider’s pace is good (13th lap time in FP4s at 2 tenths from fourth place) but a crash at the end of the FP3 reduced his confidence. Scott is not competitive in Q1s and ends up in 22th position.
15th Danilo Petrucci – 1’31.216
“We had a lot of difficulties this weekend, we changed a lot, we also went back to the set up of the beginning of the season but we didn’t manage to take a major step forward. However, I think the Top 10 is possible”.
22th Scott Redding – 1’31.625
“Tomorrow we will start from the back so we can only improve. If I have to be honest, the race pace is good but it won’t be easy to get a good result. It’s a very difficult weekend for me”.