As is customary in the first rounds of free training sessions MotoGP, the riders are looking for a good rhythm in long runs and looking for the best adaptation to the bike. However, in the Catalan Grand Prix of this weekend, the fast times began to give in the first exit to track. Among all the pilots on the grid, a difference of only 1.3 seconds was recorded.
Aleix Espargaró He surprised everyone and kept the best time of the first practice session. The local pilot has been demonstrating that the performance of the Aprilia coming uphill, and confirmed it this morning. Espargaró was left with a lap of 1m40s378. On the other hand, he was able to show that the podium of the Italian brand is getting closer and closer.
Another of the surprises that occurred in the times table was the second place of Franco Morbidelli. The Italian, who has a 2019 motorcycle, was the second fastest rider of the session. With a time of 1m40s402, showed that he is at the level of having an official motorcycle, like his partner’s Valentino rossi, which finished in 15th place, just over a second behind Espargaró.
The top three was closed by another pilot who was not in the fan’s plans: Pol Espargaro. After a rather complicated start in the championship, ‘Polyccio’ will seek to fight for his first podium with the team Repsol Honda. His teammate, Marc Márquez, could not be well above and finished in 13th place in the classification.
The leader of the championship, Fabio Quartararo that comes from winning in the Italian Grand Prix, it was not far from the first places. The Frenchman does not want to force his arm, since a few weeks ago he underwent surgery for Compartment Syndrome. On the other hand, the escort from Quartararo, Johann zarco, was fifth, a little different from his rival.
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