Esponsorama Racing returned to action this Friday for the first two free practices of the San Marino Grand Prix at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.
During the first session, both riders were able to work on the set-up of the Ducati Desmosedici GP19. Johann Zarco finished in a magnificent fourth position after setting a time of 1’33.181. For his part, Tito Rabat stopped the clock at 1’34.619, which allowed him to finish 21st.
Looking ahead to the second session, Zarco took the opportunity to accumulate laps and add up the kilometers to the Italian track. The French rider has managed to improve his morning time by a tenth to finish 14th. Rabat managed to take a step forward and reduced his time by seven tenths after riding 21 laps.
Tomorrow the third and fourth free practices will take place and then the qualifying, where Esponsorama Racing will fight for the best possible starting position for Sunday’s race.
“Today was a good start, I had a good feeling, and I see that I can be fast. I got more pain on my right wrist, more than I expected, so that is why at the afternoon I took some anti-inflammatory and it was better in the afternoon about the pain. The track is good about the grip, because you can get a good confident with the tires, front and rear, to push. I hope I will feel better tomorrow because I feel I can go fastest but I can’t relax me.”
“It has been a difficult day, in which we finished +1.7 from the lead in a sunny day and testing the new asphalt. Tomorrow we will continue working”