- 162 hp Power
- 129 Nm Torque
- 223 kg Dry Weight
The first day of free practices of the European Grand Prix, scheduled this weekend at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Cheste near Valencia (Spain), was characterised by uncertain weather and mixed track conditions. After the first session of FP1 held this morning in wet conditions, the asphalt began to dry progressively before FP2, allowing the MotoGP riders to return to the track in the afternoon by mounting slick tyres.
Ninth after the first session this morning, Andrea Dovizioso closed Day 1 with the eighth time overall, stopping the clock at 1:33.292 in FP2 and closing at 764 thousandths from the best time set by Jack Miller on the Ducati Desmosedici GP bike of the Pramac Racing team.
Danilo Petrucci, sixth after this morning's FP1 in the wet, closed instead his first day only in eighteenth place. Although he was proving to be fast even in the semi-dry track conditions, the rider from Terni fell victim of a slide at four minutes from the end of FP2, while he was improving his lap time, ending the session in eighteenth place in 1:33.775.
Andrea Dovizioso (#04 Ducati Team) - 1:33.292 (8th)
"Today, it was crucial to finish in the top ten, as there is a chance that it will rain tomorrow. Unfortunately, it wasn't a linear day: the mixed conditions of the track, not extremely wet this morning and not completely dry this afternoon, did not allow us to significantly tests ahead of Sunday's race. We hope that the weather will improve for tomorrow."