Miller fastest by almost a second in wet Misano practice

Jack Miller. Picture: MotoGP.com

Jack Miller has set the pace by almost a full second on a wet Friday of practice at the Emilia Romagna MotoGP round.

The Ducati Lenovo Team rider went as quick as a 1:41.305s during his first run in Free Practice 2, the less wet of the day’s two sessions.

Fellow Ducati rider Johann Zarco ended up second on a 1:42.232s which the Pramac Racing rider set after the chequered flag, and Aprilia Racing Team Gresini’s Aleix Espargaro was an even later improver to third on a 1:42.291s.

Weather could play a major part in the title fight this weekend also, given Fabio Quartararo’s struggles in the wet are seemingly continuing.

The championship-leading Monster Energy Yamaha rider could only make 16th on combined times, meaning he is going into Qualifying 1 as it stands, while title rival Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) secured eighth-fastest so far.

Zarco clocked the best time of Free Practice 1, a 1:42.374s which was at least 1.417s faster than anyone else to that point.

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) was second-quickest in that session but slipped to 14th on combined times on a 1:42.883s.

Free Practice 3 takes place on Saturday evening (AEST).

Friday practice: Emilia Romagna MotoGP Combined times

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Time Session
1 43 J.MILLER AUS Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 1:41.305 FP2
2 5 J.ZARCO FRA Pramac Racing Ducati 1:42.232 FP2
3 41 A.ESPARGARO ESP Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1:42.291 FP2
4 27 I.LECUONA ESP Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 1:42.576 FP2
5 88 M.OLIVEIRA POR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1:42.591 FP2
6 10 L.MARINI ITA SKY VR46 Avintia Ducati 1:42.601 FP2
7 32 L.SAVADORI ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1:42.615 FP2
8 63 F.BAGNAIA ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 1:42.669 FP2
9 9 D.PETRUCCI ITA Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 1:42.775 FP2
10 89 J.MARTIN ESP Pramac Racing Ducati 1:42.809 FP2
11 36 J.MIR ESP Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1:42.842 FP2
12 23 E.BASTIANINI ITA Avintia Esponsorama Ducati 1:42.842 FP2
13 73 A.MARQUEZ ESP LCR Honda CASTROL Honda 1:42.879 FP2
14 93 M.MARQUEZ ESP Repsol Honda Team Honda 1:42.883 FP2
15 42 A.RINS ESP Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1:42.944 FP2
16 20 F.QUARTARARO FRA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1:43.097 FP2
17 33 B.BINDER RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1:43.237 FP2
18 51 M.PIRRO ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 1:43.413 FP2
19 44 P.ESPARGARO ESP Repsol Honda Team Honda 1:43.470 FP2
20 21 F.MORBIDELLI ITA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1:43.585 FP2
21 12 M.VIÑALES ESP Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1:43.679 FP2
22 46 V.ROSSI ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1:43.789 FP2
23 30 T.NAKAGAMI JPN LCR Honda IDEMITSU Honda 1:44.075 FP2
24 04 A.DOVIZIOSO ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1:44.643 FP2

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