MotoGP Qatar GP: Fernandez Tops Second Practice After Late Yellow Flag Chaos
The only night practice of the Qatar weekend proved to be a tight affair, as Fernandez on his year-old Aprilia edged ahead of Gresini Ducati’s Fabio Di Giannantonio by 0.049 seconds after an hour of running.
Fernandez Claims Top Spot in Second Practice
Maverick Vinales had been set to end second practice fastest of all with a new lap record, but the Aprilia rider had his 1m52.652s deleted due to setting it under yellow flags after several incidents on the track.
A Close Battle for Top Position
Despite the setback, Fernandez managed to claim the top spot with a quick lap time. His precise skills piloting the year-old Aprilia gave him the edge over his competitors.
Gresini Ducati’s Di Giannantonio Comes in a Close Second
However, it was not an easy win for Fernandez as Gresini Ducati’s Fabio Di Giannantonio put up a fierce fight. The difference between their lap times was minuscule, with Di Giannantonio falling short by a mere 0.049 seconds.
An Exciting and Intense Night Practice
The night practice session was filled with suspense and excitement as riders pushed themselves to the limit. Each competitor aimed to find the perfect balance between speed and control.
Vinales’ Disallowed Record-Breaking Lap
Maverick Vinales initially seemed to have secured the fastest time with a lap record. However, his achievement was short-lived as his time was deleted due to a rule violation. He set his record-breaking time under yellow flags, leading to its disqualification.
An Hour of Fierce Competition
The practice session lasted for an intense hour, with riders constantly battling for the top position. The slightest mistake could cost them crucial milliseconds, highlighting the high stakes of MotoGP.
The results of this night practice will undoubtedly fuel the motivation of all the riders. With such a close competition, the race promises to be thrilling and unpredictable. Fans eagerly anticipate the main event of the Qatar GP.