ALEIX JUST OUTSIDE THE TOP TEN, SCOTT IMPROVES AFTER A POSITIVE MORNING
First day of practice on the German Sachsenring circuit in view of the MotoGP race on Sunday. Despite some threatening clouds, the two sessions were held on dry asphalt. Both of the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini riders focused their work on the right tyre combination choice, a critical issue on the short and twisty Saxony track, both for the race and for qualifiers on Saturday.
Scott Redding had a positive morning practice session, finishing in ninth place. In the afternoon, all the riders improved and the fastest on the Italian team was Aleix, finishing thirteenth just 15 tenths outside the top ten. Getting into the top ten remains the top objective for Aleix who will have the FP3 session tomorrow to try to skip the first qualifying session and go straight through to Q2 with the best 12 riders.
Scott, although improving his time, finished 19th but had positive sensations in the second session as well.