MotoGP: Petrux is the best ahead of Dovizioso and Crutchlow. Rossi still out of the ten. Fear of an English flight to the medical center … fortunately everything is ok
Two Ducatis in command of the second test session at Jerez. The best of Acero2, with higher temperatures in the morning, is in fact Danilo Petrucci, who with a time of 1’37 “909 precedes his mate Andrea Dovizioso by only 97 thousandths.
Following, third Crutchlow (Honda Lcr) at 0 ″ 195, then Marc Marquez (Honda Hrc) at 0 ″ 238 and Maverick Viñales (Yamaha) at 0 ″ 332. The ten complete the order: 6th Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha Petronas) at 0 ″ 461, 7th Stefan Bradl (Honda) at 0 ″ 464, 8th Takaaki Nakagami at 0 ″ 505, 9th Jorge Lorenzo (Honda Hrc) at 0 ″ 536 and 10th Francesco Bagnaia at 0 ″ 684. Still out of the ten Valentino Rossi, only 16th and in difficulty.
RED FLAG – Session interrupted with the red flag less than 3 ‘from the end for a slip by Abraham, who ends up in the grass inside curve 5, with the simultaneous fall of Bradley Smith, behind him, who is the author of a bad flight, gets up again, but remains still in the escape route. Taken to the medical center the British driver, wild card Aprilia in this GP, reported only one big blow. Falls also for Mir (curve 1) and Syahrin (curve 10): even the Malay, despite the spectacular flight, fortunately is ok.
COMBINED CLASSIFICATION – The combined classification of the day always awards Petrucci, in possession of an excellent pace – like Marquez – and author of the best reference of all Friday. Behind him, in a ranking with crossed positions between morning and afternoon, here is 2nd Marquez (time of L1), 3rd Dovizioso (L2), 4th Lorenzo (L1), 5th Crutchlow (L2), 6th Viñales ( L1), 7th Nakagami (L1), 8th Quartararo (L1), 9th Bradl (L2) – very regular – and 10th Miller (L1). Four Italians remain outside the top-10 of the day: 11th Morbidelli, 13th Bagnaia, 15th Iannone and 16th Rossi, who has dropped 6 tenths to morning time, but remains far from the top.
MOTO3 – In Moto3 the Squadra Corse Sic 58 shines, which captures the first two places in the classification of Libera2. In the lead, in fact, there is Niccolò Antonelli, who with a time of 1’46 “795 precedes his teammate, the Japanese Tatsuki Suzuki by only 93 thousandths:” I have a very fluid bike and I feel good – the words of Antonelli -, now we have to exploit this good feeling and the excellent pace for the race ”. Third Fernandez (Ktm Team Nieto) to 0 ″ 158, which precedes Canet (Ktm Max racing Team) to 0 ″ 281 and Fenati (Honda Snipers) to 0 ″ 326. The ten close, in order: 6th Rodrigo (+0 ″ 372), 7th Arbolino (+0 ″ 375), 8th Vietti (+0 ″ 644), 9th McPhee (+0 ″ 677) and 10th Garcia (+0 ″ 682).
MOTO2 – Marcel Schrotter best time in Moto2 in 1’42 ″ 233 ahead of Alex Marquez (+0 ″ 011) and Jorge Navarro (+0 ″ 026). Following: 4th Fernandez (+0 ″ 041), 5th Nagashima (+0 ″ 084), 6th Bendsneyder (+0 ″ 120), 7th Luthi (+0 ″ 265), 8th the first of the Italians, Di Giannantonio (+0 ″ 327), then 9th Sam Lowes (+0 ″ 340) and 10th Gardner (+0 ″ 371).