Fifteenth, half a second from above. Pecco Bagnaia finished the first day of training in Portimao far from the bestbut a certain amount of confidence shines from his face. Although he had to catch up, the Ducati rider mainly worked on his sensations, trying to find the right path for the weekend.
“I enjoyed myself more in FP2, much more than in the morning – Pecco began – in the afternoon I found more grip and managed to be consistently in the top ten. Unfortunately, I didn’t set a great time on the last exit, even though I had a medium-sized tire. Compared to Zarco, however, I’m in one line the entire route, even if I’m four tenths behind in T4. Tthat is the difference. In the end, Portimao is a new track, there is a lot to do, but the results are positive, especially for my confidence. “
Given the race, the Yamaha guys Morbidelli and Vinales seem to be the fastest riders in pace.
“The Yamaha is the fastest when it runs out as it adapts well to different situations. But we also manage to get close to the best with our work. That’s not to say that the Yamaha is simple, but it does allow you to reach your potential more easily. Franco set the pace well, as did Maverick, but we’re also fast. The only unknown factor is the rear tire as we don’t know how long it will last and it wears out quickly. I would say that we Ducati drivers will have to fight for the tire together on Saturday. “
In addition to MotoGP, Pecco also gave his opinion on the Moto2 World Championship fight.
“You have to believe in it until the end. Marini got off to a good start this weekend and has to keep pushing as long as there is a chance. Luca has to hit the track on Sunday to win, while Enea can afford to be more relaxed. Given that Moto2 doesn’t have as many passes as Moto3, where one corner is enough to get you from 1st to 15th