Wet FP1 and FP2 means that Vinales' early dry time keeps him ahead of the pack, and with more thunderstorms/showers forecast for Saturday we may see a strange starting grid..............not to mention a race full of tire choice decisions and a possible flag-to-flag race on Sunday when rain is also forecast.
An interesting grid with 5 Ducatis on the first two rows.
Bagnaia continues to be on top form, I wonder if he can have things all his own way again this weekend, he has a lot of competition around him, and I'm sure Marquez hasn't forgotten his failed attempt to challenge Bagnaia last week.
Mir is 11th, behind Vinales, but I have hopes that Mir will do his usual late attack and fare well.
Wow! What a race. A great day for Ducati and some great display of warriorship by several riders.
Bastini! Great riding from him. 12th to 3rd. A rookie taking bites of lap records and showing his potential on a two year old Duc. Outstanding!
Quartararo taking 3 seconds out of Bagnaia and at least sniffing some Ducati fumes before the checkered flag. A couple more laps and things might have been different.
Bagnaia showed great pace. No mistakes. Smooth and calculated. He reminds me of Lorenzo only no attitude attached.
Good to see Marquez hanging in there and keeping it up even though he’s not enjoying it so much.
Not sure what happened to Miller. He was looking great with a good lead in front then the fad hit. I’m sure he mumbled a few obscenities when a rookie on a two year old bike went passed. Maybe he chewed his tire up to soon. I guess this shows the calculated mindset of Bagnaia.
Poor Martin could not catch a break. Low sided trying to keep up then got hit with two exceeding the track penalties.
I can see why he just decided to pack it up.
I expected more out of Vinales. He lost a few places. He made some points but I thought he would be in 8th-10th.
But I guess 13ths not bad considering his time on the Aprilia.