IN EXTREMELY TIGHT STANDINGS, TWELVE RIDERS WITHIN HALF A SECOND, THE APRILIAS AIM FOR Q2
ANDREA IMPROVES GREATLY AND AFTER A NICE FIFTH TIME IN FP1 FINISHES 11TH
ALEIX, FOCUSING ON RACE PACE, IS ALSO JUST OUTSIDE THE TOP TEN
The times from the first day of practice in anticipation of the Argentina GP show Andrea Iannone on a decidedly upward trend. As his confidence astride the RS-GP increases, Andrea shines in his first session, finishing with the fifth best time (1’40.366). In the afternoon session, Iannone was a bit faster (1’39.654), earning the eleventh-place spot in extremely tight standings where the top twelve are all within 516 thousandths of one another.
Aleix also finished just outside the top ten, hot on the pipes of his Aprilia Racing Team Gresini teammate, with a time of 1’39.697. For him, the first day returned good indications on pace over the long run, so he will continue this approach tomorrow as well. Given the characteristics of the impending race, performance in the second half could be one of the decisive factors for number 41.