Lorenzo second and Dovizioso eighth at the end of first day of practice for Aragón Grand Prix2017-09-22 08:06
Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso were classified in second and eighth place respectively at the end of the first day of free practice for the Aragón GP, which is being held this weekend at the modern circuit near Alcañiz in Spain.
Both the FP1 and FP2 sessions scheduled today were held on a slightly wet surface due to the rain that began to fall on the Spanish track shortly before the MotoGP riders went out. Both Lorenzo and Dovizioso set their quickest times during the afternoon FP2 session and they finished the day inside the provisional top ten.
Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team #99) – 2’00.072 (2nd)
“I’m satisfied with my day because I was one of the quickest riders both in the morning and the afternoon, but the conditions in both sessions were very strange. The track surface was neither dry nor completely wet, so it is very difficult to draw any important conclusions after practice. I would have preferred to lap in dry conditions but just when we were about to go out on track it began to rain. Luckily the forecast for tomorrow says the weather is going to be good so we should have a chance to work better.”
Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team #04) – 2’00.962 (8th)
“Today we weren’t very lucky because it started to rain just before each session and this made the day virtually useless. We worked a bit on the electronics, but as there was too little water on the track and the tyres wore out very quickly so we only did the required number of laps to set a top-ten time and tomorrow we’ll have to start from scratch.”
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