The first day at the Spanish Grand Prix dawned with gray clouds and a light rain, but the temperatures soon became much warmer, influencing the track conditions and the second free-practice session.

Andrea Iannone, Pramac Racing Team
Andrea Iannone, Pramac Racing Team

Photo by: Hazrin Yeob Men Shah

The weekend in Jerez started positively for Andrea Iannone (TI Energy Pramac Racing Team), who concluded FP2 in seventh place, with a time that was over half a second faster than his best from the first session, making him the top Ducati rider.

Based on the steadily increasing air and asphalt temperature, the team thinks that the Italian will use the hard tyre, as opposed to the soft used this morning.

Overall, it was a successful day and a good starting point for the work to come in qualifying tomorrow and in Sunday’s race.

Andrea Iannone - Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team: “I’m pleased with the result. I knew I could be faster here at Jerez than at the other tracks, but it’s not over yet. We still have to face tomorrow’s busy day, and we’ll work with a view toward the race because I’d like to maintain this pace and obviously go straight to Q2, making the best use of the tyres we have available.

Although we had initially thought otherwise, maybe the best choice for the race is the hard tyre, which we tried in the second practice session. The soft slides a lot, perhaps because of the high temperature, so we decided to try and change.

We’re improving a lot with the team, and I’d like to be able to immediately ride like I know that I can.

I hope that my arm, which was much better today, will allow me to do that. I had a good feeling with the bike, though not the same as during the tests, and tomorrow I’d like to work on my pace and try some changes with the electronics.”

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