TOMORROW BOTH ESPARGARÓ AND REDDING WILL BATTLE TO GO THROUGH TO Q2
Despite the uncertain weather, with a bit of rain and difficult conditions to interpret, both Aleix Espargaró and Scott Redding improved significantly between the first qualifying session in the morning and the afternoon session, an undertaking that not all the riders in the MotoGP paddock managed as they prepared for the Argentinian race on Sunday. In the end, both just barely missed the top ten. Aleix finished twelfth (in 1'40.800) just 85 thousandths of a second behind the tenth best time and just ahead of Scott, thirteenth with a time of 1'40.839.
For the Aprilia riders, it was a day of hard work, complicated by the track conditions - rather dirty in the morning - and the uncertain weather in FP2. As always in the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini garage, efforts were focused both on the flying lap and on race pace. Aleix, pleased with the progress made in terms of electronics and power distribution, is keen to improve the chassis architecture. Redding also did some comparative resting with the settings used for the first race in Qatar.