MotoGP Jerez: Petrucci disappointed to not be on the front row - Bikesport News

MotoGP Jerez: Petrucci disappointed to not be on the front row

Factory Ducati MotoGP rider Danilo Petrucci admitted that he’s disappointed to not be on the front row of the grid, after topping the combined free practice times in Jerez.

The Italian, who in FP3 broke Cal Crutchlow’s outright lap record, could only manage seventh place in qualifying, before a small crash at the end of the session compounded his misery.

“It’s clear, after being first twice in practice, you expect to at least make the front row,” said Petrucci.

“I’m happy with the speed I have, but clearly I’m not happy with how things went in qualifying. During the second run, I had a small problem with the bike which we’re trying to understand.”

When asked what the problem with his GP19 was, he said: “I felt a vibration in the last part of the circuit, that almost made me fall. I tried to push for another lap, but I didn’t realise that I had taken the flag and at the first corner I had confirmation of the problem, because I fell.”

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