MotoGP: Aprilia Racing on Fire in FP2
FP2 is complete at the Spanish GP and Aprilia Racing is on top. Both riders Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Viñales set fastest laps throughout the session with the margin between their best laps being only 0.002s. Jack Miller who was 3rd fastest was just over a tenth of a second behind Viñales.
The session halted briefly due to Marc Marquez’s injury substitute Iker Lecuona crashing in turn 12; causing a red flag. The session restarted but riders did not start to break FP1 times until the final 15 minutes. Francesco Bagnaia seemingly is well off pace today given he ran 8th fastest. There did not seem to be an obvious reason why he was so behind on pace. Similarly Marco Bezzecchi could only amount a response to finish 7th fastest raising questions as to whether there are new factors impacting the pace of these riders. Fabio Quartararo had an FP2 to forget finishing 15th fastest. With each grand prix round Quartararo’s likelihood of making another title run seems to dwindle as his has not consistently been able to remain in the top 5 for lap times in any of the previous practices or races for the 2023 campaign. While we wait for qualifying be sure to check out MotoGP.com for exclusive content and interviews from this weekend.