Alma Pramac Racing’s 2019 MotoGP season begins in a great way thanks to Jack Miller, who finished third on the first day of activity at the Losail circuit in Doha (Qatar). Good feelings also for Francesco Bagnaia who lapped with a good pace but didn’t manage to exploit the time attack (14th lap-time).
In FP1 Jack is constantly in Top 10 (8th chrono) and in the first part of FP2 concludes a long run of 11 laps with a very good race pace. In the time attack, the Australian rider pushes hard and set a great lap-time (1’53.908) only 54 thousandths of a second from Vinales.
In FP1 Pecco works on race pace and in FP2 he immediately enters the track to try the time attack but he finds some traffic and can’t be incisive. The Italian finished his first day of free practice in MotoGP in P14 (4 tenths off the Top 10) and will have to fight tomorrow in FP3 to take the first Q2 of his career.
P14 – Pecco Bagnaia 1’54.801
“I didn’t expect a first day with such fast lap-times. We improved lap by lap just thinking about doing our job. We still need something but we have made a good step forward. We can improve on the time attack but there’s no hurry. The pace is good and that is the important thing”.
P3 – Jack Miller 1’53.908
“The sensations are positive. In FP1 we have worked a lot with used tyres and we have had important indications. Also in FP2 we did a positive long run, then with the soft tyre I managed to set a good time that could be important for the direct qualification to Q2.”.