Enea Bastianini and Luca Marini had a good Friday at MotorLand Aragón after the first two free practice sessions of the Gran Premio Tissot de Aragón.

With a time of 1:48.086, Bastianini was 10th in the combined free practice times. The Italian was comfortable on his Ducati and, at the end of the first day, the Avintia Esponsorama rider is in direct access positions to Q2.

Luca Marini ended the first day at MotorLand Aragón 16th in the combined free practice times, with a best time of 1:48.456. The Sky VR46 Avintia rider was satisfied with the work done during the first day at Aragón.

Tomorrow will be the third and fourth free practice before the Gran Premio Tissot de Aragón qualifying, where Bastianini and Marini will try to get a good position for the starting grid of Sunday’s race.

“It was a positive day, where I started off on the right foot. I was able to enjoy FP1, but in FP2 I didn’t feel quite comfortable, because I didn’t feel a good grip with the front tyre. Fortunately, the time attack was good and I managed to set a good time that allowed me to save the day. I had a good pace, but as I said, in the afternoon the feeling wasn’t the same as in the morning.”

“I’m happy with today. We worked well with the team, but it’s a pity I made too many mistakes on my time attack with the new tyre. Aragon is not an easy track and, compared to last year, it was a surprise to see a Ducati so competitive on this track. For tomorrow we will focus on the details, the electronics, the suspension, and then we will try to do a good FP4 to know which tyre to use for the race. For the moment, all three compounds seem to work well.”