Jack Miller is the protagonist of a spectacular qualifying that allows him to finish at the Parc Fermé for the second consecutive time after Qatar. Francesco Bagnaia is very close to his first Q2 in MotoGP but in the second run of Q1, he doesn’t find the ideal conditions to be incisive.
FP3 (Conditions: dry – Air 21° – Ground 25°)
P2 Jack Miller (1’38.677, +0.206 from P1)
For the third consecutive session, Jack finished in second position and qualifies directly to Q2. The Australian rider also recorded the top speed: 333.7 km/h.
P12 Pecco Bagnaia (1’39.345, +0.094 from Top 10, +0.874 from P1)
Pecco’s progress is constant and he is in Top 10 until two minutes to the end of the session. In the end, however, he finishes 12th and must go through the Q1
FP4 (Conditions: dry – Air 27° – Ground 36°)
P10 Jack Miller (1’40.083, +0.742 from P1 – 18 laps)
Jack completes a long long run with a good race pace and is the rider who completes the most laps.
P11 Pecco Bagnaia (1’40.168, +0.085 from Top 10, +0.827 from P1 – 12 laps)
A convincing race pace for Pecco who starts out strong immediately and remains for most of the session in the Top 10.
Q1 (Conditions: dry – Air 27° – Ground 36°)
P7 Pecco Bagnaia (1’39.387, +0.170 from Q2)
After the first run, Pecco is only 18 thousandths from Q2. In the second run, however, the Italian rider cannot find a good feeling with the front tire. Bagnaia will start tomorrow from 17th position.
Q2 (Conditions: dry – Air 27° – Ground 39°)
P5 Jack Miller (1’38.548, +0.244 from P1 – Ideal time P2 1’38.440)
Jack’s qualifying is fantastic. After the first run, he is in front row and in the third sector of the last time attack, he is fighting for the pole position. Unfortunately, at turn 11 he loses the rear, leaving at least two-tenths of a second on the circuit.
P17 – Pecco Bagnaia
“Unfortunately, it wasn’t a great two laps. I had a bit of trouble preparing the tyres before in the lap before time attack. But all in all I am more satisfied than in Qatar because despite not having done the tests, the race pace here is very good. The weather? If it rains tomorrow, I hope it will rain for the warm up as I have never lapped in the wet with a MotoGP bike”.
P5 – Jack Miller
“It’s clear there’s some disappointment, especially after seeing my ideal time. I was doing the perfect lap but unfortunately, I lost the rear in the last sector. I’m still happy to be 1st Independent because it’s a result that rewards the team’s work. Race pace is good. I have great confidence for the race”.