Four riders in one tenth
At the end of a hot day in Jerez, the two factory Aprilia RS-GPs finished ahead of everyone in the combined time classification. And of Alex Espargaro the best time in 1’36.708 followed by just two thousandths by his teammate Maverick Vinales, both will therefore have the chance to conquer the first podium of the season for the Noale-based manufacturer.
Behind them we find The days of Pedrosa, the Spaniard, who retired in 2018, is currently a KTM test rider and runs this event as a “wild card”. The 37-year-old closed this first day on a high note, demonstrating incredible speed and doing better than the two starting riders of the Austrian manufacturer: Jack Miller quinto, Brad Binder eleventh in Q1. The first Ducati in the standings is that of George Martin, fourth, 96 thousandths from the first, with the Prima Pramac team bike, while the teammate finished in sixth position Johann Zarco. Also staying in Ducati Alex Marquez (Gresini team) e Luca Marini (team Mooney VR46) hit the direct pass in Q2, while he stayed out Francis Bagnaia.
Famous names in Q1
The reigning World Champion will then tackle Q1 with the aim of conquering one of the first two places, and among his direct opponents in this session he will have his friend from the VR46 Riders Academy Marco Bezzecchi, who finished twelfth. Also Fabio Quartararo he will pass from Q1, having obtained only sixteenth place after saving a crash in the last available flying lap. He had a slip instead, Alex Rinsfifteenth, as well as the two Repsol Honda team riders: Iker Lecuonareplacement for Marc Marquez, e Joan Mirwho was knocked down twice.
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