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Moto: in the Netherlands Bagnaia sets the pace in free practice

2022-06-24T16:25:14.606Z

Ducati rider precedes Aleix Espargaro and Quartararo (ANSA) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) immediately seeks redemption after the Sachsenring debacle and confirms with the best time on Friday in Assen with a 1: 33.274 with which Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) and the leader of the world classification Fabio Quartararo ( Yamaha).     Bagnaia and box mate Miller had dictated the pace during the morning marked by the rain, but absent in FP2. In the afternoon se



Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) immediately seeks redemption after the Sachsenring debacle and confirms with the best time on Friday in Assen with a 1: 33.274 with which Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) and the leader of the world classification Fabio Quartararo ( Yamaha).


    Bagnaia and box mate Miller had dictated the pace during the morning marked by the rain, but absent in FP2.

In the afternoon session Johann Zarco (First Pramac Racing) laps in 1'39 "while Luca Marini (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) is the first to mount the slicks and achieve a 1: 38.880 taking advantage of the track that is drying. Marini then places a 1:37, then improved by Miller, Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Racing Team), Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), Quartararo and Aleix Espargaro in 1: 33.652.


    It is certainly not the best Friday of Enea Bastianini, the unfortunate protagonist of an important fall, fortunately without any consequences.

He ends his day in clear recovery, with many laps in an FP2 with a decidedly improving track and a final time of 1'34.316, which earned him 11th position.

Fabio Di Giannantonio's day1 was more constant, he worked as scheduled today without hitches, finding good sensations more in the wet of fp1 than in the "semi-dry" of the afternoon.

The 20th final time of him does not worry with the Q2 currently just over half a second away.


    "I am quite happy but it is not the speed that we lack", Bagnaia's words.

Aleix Espargarò was also satisfied, above all for the bike's grip in the wet: "This year we were struggling in the wet - his words -. This is important news because in the second half of the season the possibility of wet races increases".


    Only Honda has not been able to take advantage of the opportunity: still in difficulty, the Japanese manufacturer does not see any of its riders in the top ten positions (in the afternoon Alberto Puig, team manager of the HRC team explained the difficulties of the moment in a press conference organized by Japanese house).

Only twelfth Nakagami, fourteenth Alex Marquez (who had closed the morning with the fourth fastest time), nineteenth Pol Espargaró (also better in the morning) and twenty-fourth the test driver Stefan Bradl, called to replace Marc Marquez.


Source: ansa

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