Espargaro leads second Aprilia 1-2 after setting new lap record

Espargaro leads second Aprilia 1-2 after setting new lap record
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Espargaro leads second Aprilia 1-2 after setting new lap record

After a strong start in FP1, Miguel Oliveira continued Aprilia’s success at the Catalan MotoGP by setting the fastest time in FP2, closely followed by Maverick Vinales. Honda had a difficult morning, with Takaaki Nakagami experiencing technical issues. Brad Binder and Vinales posed a threat to Oliveira’s top time, while Marco Bezzecchi and Johann Zarco were also in the mix. World champion Francesco Bagnaia struggled initially but improved with a new medium rear tire. Fabio Di Giannantonio surprised with the fastest lap before Bagnaia took over the top spot. Raul Fernandez and Vinales had close calls, with Fernandez crashing and Vinales saving a high side. Johann Zarco briefly held the fastest time before the factory Aprilia riders overtook him. Vinales eventually regained the top position, followed by a new lap record from Espargaro.

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Source: Crash.net

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