First Top 10 in qualifying for Pecco Bagnaia who made great steps forward lap after lap. Jack is unlucky in FP3 and in Q1 he can’t be effective. Here’s in detail the high lights of Saturday at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto.
FP3 (Practice condition: dry – Air 18° – Ground 21°)
P12 Jack Miller (1’37.424, +0.048 from Top 10, +0.467 from P1)
The red flag interrupted Jack’s best lap and he was forced to return to the track with the medium tyre to preserve the soft tyres in view of the qualifying. The Australian rider pushed to the maximum but could not win the direct qualification to Q2 for only 48 thousandths of a second.
P17 Pecco Bagnaia (1’38.006, +0.589 from Top 10, +1.049 from P1)
The feeling with the rear hard tire is very good. Pecco is not able to make the most of the soft tyre in the time attack at the end of the session and is forced to pass through Q1.
FP4 (Practice condition: dry – Air 18° – Ground 21°)
P7 Pecco Bagnaia (1’38.086, +0.435 from P1)
The feeling with the rear hard rubber is very interesting.
P11 Jack Miller (1’38.404, +754 from P1)
Jack works on the race pace and concludes 11 laps
Q1 (Practice condition: dry – Air 21° – Ground 31°)
P2 Pecco Bagnaia (1’37.299, +0.135 from P1)
A great Q1 for Pecco who wins the second Q2 in his first MotoGP season.
P5 Jack Miller (1’37.605, +0.441 from P1)
Jack can’t find ideal conditions in the first run. In the second time attack, he pushes hard but crashes in the last lap.
Q2 (Practice condition: dry – Air 20° – Ground 30°)
P10 Pecco Bagnaia (1’37.384, +0.504 from P1)
Pecco wins the first Top 10 on the grid after a good qualifying that ends just 33 thousandths of a second from the third row.
Pecco Bagnaia: “I am very satisfied with the result we achieved in qualifying but above all with what we did in the FP4. The race pace is really good and we made a good step forward. I am convinced that I am competitive on the pace to be able to have a good race tomorrow”.
Jack Miller: “It’s been a difficult day. The red flag in the FP3 didn’t allow me to take advantage of the soft tyre. I tried the medium one but obviously, it wasn’t easy. In Q1 I struggled a bit with the wind. I’m still confident because the race pace is good”.