Miguel Oliveira confirmed to be the fastest rider on the first day at Austin, shortly followed by Sam Lowes and Alex Marquez. The best Italian is Pasini, closing 9th.
The Grand Prix of the Americas started with a remarkably quick Miguel Oliveira who recorded the best time during FP1 and did the same for FP2 today. But his close-following trackers Sam Lowes and Alex Marquez arrived just 69 milliseconds later. Mattia Pasini ended 9th, the best among all Italian riders.
Today’s second round of FP started off with the Red Bull KTM Ajo Portuguese rider immediately taking the lead, closely followed by Alex Marquez and rookie Romano Fenati. But the number of KTMs in the pole positions increased over time, like those of Binder (who managed to fall out of track a few times) and Lowes. As usual, the final battled minutes were crucial to define the final ranking.
The FP final round today saw Miguel Oliveira leading the ranking, ahead of Sam Lowes (only 21 milliseconds behind him) and Alex Marquez, who finished 3rd. Right after came the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider, Brad Binder. Joan Mir, a rookie, ended 5th followed by Isaac Viñales, Iker Lecuona and Hector Barbera; while the last positions in the top 10 were taken by Mattia Pasini and Jorge Navarro.
Here the other Italian riders’ positions: rookie Romano Fenati is just one position out of the top 10, ahead of Francesco Bagnaia, Lorenzo Baldassarri and Simone Corsi. Luca Marini arrived 16th, Andrea Locatelli 21st, Stefano Manzi 27th and Federico Fuligni 32nd.