ALEIX FAST ON THE DRY, REDDING FLIES OVER THE WET
The MotoGP weekend in Austria got off on the right foot for the Aprilia camp. Aleix Espargaró stayed stably in the top ten during FP1, held on a dry track, and only a misunderstanding with Morbidelli, just in the final stages of the session, kept him from improving his time and going straight through to Q2, missing out on it by less than one tenth (69 thousandths, to be precise). In any case, the feeling was promising, including on the few laps turned in the rain during FP2.
Scott Redding confirmed his skills in the wet, setting the second-best time in the second free practice session held in rain conditions. With a dry track, the British rider complained of a certain difficulty braking, mitigated by the latest changes made to his RS-GP, but Scott and his crew will be focusing their efforts on this problem.