BRADL AND BAUTISTA'S RS-GP MACHINES ON THE SIXTH AND SEVENTH ROW IN THE ARGENTINA GP
The drop in temperature the riders had hoped for came about, but only in the morning sessions at Termas de Río Hondo. In fact, during the qualifiers that decided the starting grid order, the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini riders had to deal with conditions much like yesterday, with very little grip.
Despite the slippery asphalt, Stefan Bradl performed well in the qualifying session, managing to be incisive on the flying lap and earning the first spot on the sixth row. In addition to the final result, the time of just under two tenths that separated him from the second fastest time in Q1, which would have sent him through to Q2, is definitely worth a mention.
Alvaro Bautista was a bit farther back, unable to find the right feeling in the decisive laps, finishing on the seventh row. For the Spanish rider the goal for tomorrow will be to build on the hard work done thus far in terms of race pace.