Jack Miller dominated the first MotoGP free practice in Germany. The problems came to Pol Espargaró, with two crashes. Ducati commanded against a solid Fabio Quartararo and a competitive Aleix Espargaró, who is looking to ward off his mistake in Barcelona.
Logically, the great absentee was Marc Márquez, winner eight times in a row at the Sachsenring in MotoGP alone. He is recovering in Madrid from his fourth operation on his right arm. “It’s going well,” is the only thing released from Honda. he replaces him Stefan Bradl, who runs at home
The temperatures were light, pleasant: 20 degrees in the atmosphere and 28 on the asphalt. They are expected to rise over the weekend. Almost all of them came out with medium rubber bands.
The first laps were used to see if the ‘touches’ were going well, resisting the pain. Nakagami, who apologized to everyone for his accident at the start of Barcelona and admitted that he was waiting for a sanction – it did not come -, he was going without problems. George Martin He had carpal tunnel surgery on his right hand on the Monday after the race. One lap was already going strong.
The one with the most difficulties was Álex Rins. In his case, he had two fractures in his left hand and it is a track with the vast majority of curves in that direction (10 versus 3). He was at the bottom of the table. The Barcelonan, in the previous one, backed down somewhat in his criticism of the commissioners.
Jack Miller surprised placing first mid-session. The Australian was confirmed as a KTM rider, in his official team, for the next two courses. Quartararo and Aleix were already competitive from the start. The Frenchman already warned with a great rhythm. He carries the new swingarm, which he liked in Montmeló.
Andrea Dovizioso if he fell at turn 1. The veteran from Forlí, once again, was behind in the standings. He points to retreat. He doesn’t want to go to Superbike. “I have a project…in motocross,” he blurted out.
Soon it was Pol Espargaró who was going to the ground at the same point. It ‘dragged’ quite a bit.
In Aprilia they rehearsed with the new fairing already seen in Barcelona. Maverick Viñales was so convinced that she takes him on her two mounts. Aleix has the old man in one and the evolution in another. It is visually easily distinguished by one wing which has the developed one.
alex Rins also had an accident in the first angle. She covered herself to protect her left arm from him. The brakes are his biggest suffering. A few moments later it was Aleix who went wide in that area, but the man from Granollers was able to save the incident.
Pol Espargaró suffered a second fall… and in the same curve, the 1. This time it was more behind, with a slight ‘highside’. He was wearing a hard rear rubber. He left sore and dazed, albeit from his own foot. He already stopped.
Rins took it easy and didn’t roll at the end. He did 13 laps in total. He must regulate. Nobody put soft tires at the end to look for a fast lap, so Miller took the fastest time.
In Moto3, sent Izan Guevara, in front of McPhee and Foggia. Sergio Garcia, fifth. Fall of Masiá.
In Moto2, exhibition of Augusto Fernández, who left four tenths to the next, Alonso López. Canet, Arenas, Acosta, Aldeguer, Navarro, Manu González and Ramírez, in the top 14. Ogura and Vietti, far behind.