ESPARGARÓ SIXTEENTH ON THE FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE AT PHILLIP ISLAND
The low temperatures (16° C) on Phillip Island made the first day of practice at the GP of Australia rather demanding, generating conditions of poor grip and causing difficulties in keeping the Michelin tyres up to temp.
Aleix Espargaró used the two sessions to compare the two bikes available to him, each with a different configuration. These tests will continue tomorrow as well, given the difficulty interpreting the results on such cold asphalt.
Garage mate Scott Redding complained primarily of chattering problems that led to a harmless crash in FP2. The English rider's work tomorrow will focus on this problem and tyre selection.