GOOD START FOR APRILIA AT THE MOTEGI MOTOGP WEEKEND
Aprilia's weekend at Motegi got off on the right foot in preparation for the GP of Japan on Sunday. During the first session, held on a dry track, Aleix Espargaró made it into the top 10 with a time of 1'46.126, while teammate Scott Redding stopped the clock with a good twelfth place at 1'46.854.
The second session began on a damp track, less-than-ideal conditions and irrelevant in terms of rankings. In fact, no one was able to improve on their times from the morning, with various riders (including Aleix) staying in the garage for the entire session. Scott Redding went out in the final part of the session, putting on dry tyres, given the progressive improvement of the asphalt. The English rider found a good feeling with his RS-GP straight away in imperfect grip conditions, taking a nice second place time in the session rankings.
The battle to go straight through to the second qualifying session will resume tomorrow with FP3.