As tradition says, the second Grand Prix of the MotoGP events are usually faster and the Australian jack Miller did not want to pass up the opportunity to pull a little more of the rope in his favor and has placed at the top of the FP2 and of the day on the first day of the Doha GP his 1’53 ”145 which was 145 thousandths better than the time that gave him the lead on Fridays just a week ago.
That Borgo Panigale’s men are clamoring for revenge after the defeat against Maverick Viñales has become clear on this first day in which the four Ducati GP21s have gotten into the top-5 with the explosive rookie Jorge Martín in a magnificent fifth place after his majors Miller, Bagnaia and Zarco and only Fabio Quartararo, the best of the Yamaha, slipped into fourth place.
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In just three laps, most of them have improved their morning times and the first 7 have already left behind Aleix Espargaró’s 1’54 ”779 morning lap, with which he led his Aprilia for the first time since FP2 in ustralia in 2017. The 1’53 ”387 of a week behind Jack Miller in this second practice of the first day was the bar.
The first to go down to 1’53 ”was Alex Rins, who was out of the top-10, but was quickly relieved at the top by Fabio Quartararo (1’53” 926) and morning leader Aleix Espargaró (1’53 ”646 ) on his first lap thrown with the squishy. And in the absence of those ten minutes to go, world champion Joan Mir was out of the cut and was unable to correct it due to a strategy error and was unable to have a second round launched repeating the story of a week ago when in the end he had to dispute Q1.
Just under two minutes to go Jack Miller with 1’53 ”145 has destroyed the best time even surpassing the one he achieved last Friday as the best in FP2 (1’53 ”273) leading a new Ducati freestyle festival, leaving his teammate Bagnaia at 0” 313 and Zarco at 0 ”392 and with him rookie Jorge Martín getting fifth at 0 ”448 behind Frenchman Fabio Quartararo.
Yamaha has put Quartararo in, Morbidelli and Viñales has narrowly saved (9th), Suzuki only Alex Rins, Aleix has been a firm sixth for Aprilia and Honda has sneaked in his tester Stefan Bradl, not even this time he has gotten in Pol Espargaró, 17th, while Nakagami and Alex Márquez have both fallen
They have a provisional place to play directly in Q2 Miller, Bagnaia, Zarco, Quartararo, Martín, Aleix Espargaró, Morbidelli, Rins, Viñales and Bradl
And in the absence of what happens in the morning FP3On this Saturday, where it is very unlikely that things could change given the expected weather conditions, you will have to look for these two squares Oliveira, Petrucci, Mir, Rossi, Nakagami, Alex Márquez, Pol Espargaró, Binder, Bastianini, Marini, Savadori and Lecuona .