Good start for Michele Pirro at Misano

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Michele Pirro led the quartet of Ducati riders for most of FP2, ending up in 7th place and a time of 1.34.889.

The first two combined practice sessions of the thirteenth round of the MotoGP World Championship at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli kicked off in a positive way for the Ignite Pramac Racing Team.

Michele Pirro, Ducati Team
Michele Pirro, Ducati Team

Photo by: Ducati Corse

Michele Pirro led the quartet of Ducati riders for most of FP2, ending up in 7th place and a time of 1.34.889, over 8 tenths faster than his best time recorded during FP1, and less than 7 tenths of a second from the leader of the timesheets Marc Marquez.

The good feeling with his Desmosedici GP13 'lab' bike right from the first session of the day produced good results, enabling Michele to finish inside the Top Ten.

The team and the Italian rider are now preparing to face a challenging day of qualifying tomorrow, in view of Sunday’s race.

Michele Pirro - Ignite Pramac Racing Team: “It was a good day, and at the end we almost confirmed the times we recorded during the tests. Of course we must improve, but I'm happy. Riding my bike again put me definitely in the condition to be more competitive, I do not say with the top 4 times but definitely within the top ten.

I really believe in the project we are working on, I am living ‘first-hand’ the work and commitment that is being made every day, but unfortunately we have not reached the performance at this moment that many people expected, and we still more need time.

Today, however, is a small demonstration that something good has been done, the feeling with the front is much better than with the other bike. Now we have to work for a good qualifying session. It is very important.”

Pramac Racing

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Tags misano, motogp, pirro, pramac