Best time by Francesco Bagnaia, ahead of Marco Bezzecchi and an incredible Alex Rins (protagonist of the podcast #atuttogas online from Sunday). Other Italians: Enea Bastianini sixth (very good), Luca Marini tenth, Franco Morbidelli 15th, Michele Pirro 16th, Fabio Di Giannantonio 18th, Lorenzo Savadori 23rd
June 9, 2023
Scarperia – It’s hot, it’s not easy to improve times. At least apparently, because when the riders mount the two soft new ones for the attack on the time it’s a succession of red helmets and continuous improvements, up to 1’45”436 by Bagnaiawhich no one can beat anymore.
Per Ducati one-twocon Marco Bezzecchi second at just 0”063 and the confirmation of a super competitive bike, with four other riders in the ten. It’s the bike to beat, the verdict is pretty clear. Bagnaia seems to be the one in better shapebut Bezzechci is also well placed on the distance: how nice it would be to see a challenge between the two – who are separated by only one point in the general standings – at Mugello, in front of the Italian fans, actually very few on Friday.
In third place, un incredibile Alex Rins: yesterday, the LCR team rider fumed because Honda won’t give him the Kalex chassis to test, today he had the satisfaction of finishing in third place, naturally first among the Honda riders.
Well done Rins, protagonist of the 117th episode of #atuttogas, online on Moto.it starting from 9 on Sunday. Remaining in Casa Honda, Marc Marquez is eighthwho crashed at the end at Biondetti 1. On this track, Marc has always struggled and this time too he hasn’t been flawless, but he must always be taken into consideration.
Brad Binder take the KTM to the fourth place: another confirmation of the growth of the Austrian bike. Great the performance of Aeneas Bastianini, actually returning to the saddle after the injury: a significant sixth place. And even more significant is Enea’s satisfied face: over the distance he will struggle, but the pilot is fast and it’s nice to see him so far ahead.
In the morning, the Yamaha had deluded, with both drivers in the top ten, but in P2, Quartararo was among the few who didn’t improve: he was relegated to 15th place. Franco Morbidelli lowered his time by just over a tenth, but is still 16th. In short, a disaster.
Aprilia, how many difficulties
Aleix Espargaro is the first among the Aprilia riders, ninth, despite a heel injury sustained yesterday while training on the racing bike. A fall with serious consequences. Bad Maverick Vinales, the only one physically fit.
I 10 in Q2
Here are the ten riders currently in Q2: Bagnaia, Bezzecchi, Rins, Binder, Martin, Bastianini, Zarco, M.Marquez, Espargaro and Marini.