Ducati Octo Pracmac, Danilo Petrucci tops the timesheets on the second day, setting a 2’00.095 time, but was marred by Loris Baz’s tyre bursting incident at the front straight, which halted the morning session for more than one hour. The Avintia Racing Ducati, Frenchman falling down the main straight at 290 kilometres per hour. Sideline info said that the Frenchman soft compound Michelin tyre which he used in the morning session was low tyre pressure and his weight, bgut the incident still under investigation, no official report has been posted of that incident.
Michelin and the safety committee at the track took safety precaution to withdraw the soft tyre compound for the remainder of the test.
Other riders who crashed out were, Pol Espargaro, who set a 2’01.992 to end the day 15th, fell twice at Turn 5, frustrated but unhurt. Jorge Lorenzo also suffered a fast fall at Turn 5 midway through the day, his Movistar Yamaha MotoGP but escaped injuries. Tito Rabat, the only rookie in this year MotoGP™ World Championship in 2016, suffered a harmless low side at Turn 15. Rabat improved from a 2’03.463 on Monday to a 2’02.328 enough for 17th. Dani Pedrosa joined Espargaro and Jorge Lorenzo in falling at Turn five, Pedrosa again walking away unhurt. It was a lacklustre 12th on Tuesday for Pedrosa, although he did improve on his Monday time. Several of the falls occurred in the closing hour of the session as riders pushed for a fast final lap. Despite his fall Lorenzo was able to set a 2’00.155 in the closing thirty minutes of the session, improving his Monday time and ending just 0.060s slower than Petrucci.
Michelins still unclear on the incident which involved Loris Baz 290km/h crash. Under investigation.
Loris Baz suffered a heavy fall on his Avintia Racing Ducati, the Frenchman falling down the main straight at 290 kilometres per hour
Stoner is back and 11th placing on Session 2
Hector Barbera Ducati Avanti Racing in 2nd position on the timesheet
Scott Redding finished in 5th.
The Doctor Valentino Rossi still deciding which version of M1 he prefers.
Dovisioso 12th on the charts
The 2016 Rookie Tito Rabat EG 0.0 Marc VDS Honda
Yonny Hernendez rode to a strong 10th with 2.01.644 time
Marc Marquez on the new 2016 RC213V “evo” engine.
Carl n Tito having some fun on the final lap of the afternoon session
Hertor Barbera happy today with his timings