"If we look at the times, I was faster than last year, but not enough because our rivals improved even more, so I am certainly not happy with the result today. We struggled in all the sessions and I do not have the solution to solve these problems. The problem does not arise only on the flying lap, but it also has to do with pace. I am really struggling to ride and this becomes demanding over race distance. In any case, we will try to take home the best possible result tomorrow."
ESPARGARÓ AND REDDING TO START FROM THE SIXTH AND SEVENTH ROW IN THE GP OF SAN MARINO AND THE RIMINI RIVIERA
Neither Aleix Espargaró nor Scott Redding went through to the Q2 qualifying session and tomorrow they will start respectively from the sixth and seventh row in the race on the Misano track, the thirteenth round of the MotoGP Championship season.
The two placements are the fruit of the results achieved in the first qualifying session, where Aleix finished sixth with a time of 1'33.084 (just over six tenths from second place, which would have qualified him to go through to the second session), so sixteenth in the overall standings and Scott finished eleventh, twenty-first on the starting grid, with a time of 1'33.572.
"Today we have not been able to improve as much as we had hoped. "The cold that prevents me from breathing doesn't help, especially in the afternoon the situation got much worse. We have to analyse the setup changes well to select a package with the best possible characteristics. It's hard to make predictions for tomorrow, a lot will depend on the pace of the opponents".