Working with their crews on electronics and bike setup, Marquez and Pedrosa built on the positive work they had already carried out in the morning’s FP1 session. The afternoon was challenging, with greasy, slippery track conditions prompted by the soaring temperatures (33Â° C air, 55Â° ground) but the team made the most of the situation.
FP3 will commence tomorrow at 09:55 with weather forecast threatening rain.
Marc Marquez 93 1ST 1'41.579
"Today was a bit of a strange day, but the feeling was good in the end and we finished first on the timesheets. I think that the conditions will change a lot during the weekend, even from the first to the second session we saw the surface improve, although not as much as we had expected. So far track conditions are worse than last season so it seems that the times will be a long way off those from last year, but it will be the same for everyone and we are trying to manage it in the best way possible and adapt the bike as best we can."
Dani Pedrosa 26 2ND 1'41.604
"On this first day we were able to ride on a dry track, and we saw that it was very dirty. It was a little difficult and the times were a little slower than we had expected. However, we worked as hard as we could with the setup of the bike, and we also made several tyre tests in case it will be raining tomorrow. It was a positive day, but as always we will try to keep improving."
|1||MARQUEZ Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'41.579|
|2||PEDROSA Dani||26||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'41.604|
|3||VINALES Maverick||25||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1'42.047|
|4||MILLER Jack||43||AUS||Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||1'42.375|
|5||CRUTCHLOW Cal||35||GBR||LCR Honda||Honda||1'42.451|
|6||REDDING Scott||45||GBR||Octo Pramac Racing||Ducati||1'42.458|
|7||ROSSI Valentino||46||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'42.565|
|8||ESPARGARO Aleix||41||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1'42.576|
|9||SMITH Bradley||38||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1'42.595|
|10||DOVIZIOSO Andrea||4||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||1'42.635|
|11||BARBERA Hector||8||SPA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||1'42.664|
|12||LAVERTY Eugene||50||IRE||Aspar MotoGP Team||Ducati||1'42.724|
|13||ESPARGARO Pol||44||SPA||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1'42.774|
|14||LORENZO Jorge||99||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'42.819|
|15||IANNONE Andrea||29||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||1'42.953|
|16||BAZ Loris||76||FRA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||1'43.054|
|17||HERNANDEZ Yonny||68||COL||Aspar MotoGP Team||Ducati||1'43.242|
|18||RABAT Tito||53||SPA||Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||1'43.538|
|19||BAUTISTA Alvaro||19||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1'43.800|
|20||BRADL Stefan||6||GER||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1'43.892|
|21||PIRRO Michele||51||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||–|