A growing Friday, finally, compared to the last Rounds! Philipp has good sensations on the bike, the rear grip problem here at Misano seems to have been resolved, and today he was able to complete a good job as race pace. A small pity about a faulty tyre in the last exit, when he could have improved the reference, done with 12 laps on the tyre.

FP 1 saw the German rider ending in seventeenth place, but right from the start he said he had a good feeling and excellent sensations, without complaining about the problems of the previous races. Unfortunately he was unable to put together a perfect lap, especially losing in the first sector. In the last outing of the morning, with used tyres, he took advantage of a change in the geometry of the bike, saying he was satisfied and confident for the afternoon.

Free Practice 1:
P 1   T. Razgatlioglu   1.34.154
P 2   M. Rinaldi   + 0.242
P 3   A. Bautista    + 0.311

P 17   P. Oettl   + 1.317
In FP 2 Philipp started concentrated and motivated, immediately placing himself inside the Top Ten and hammering out a constant pace for over 10 laps. Still on the low 35, then the Best Lap in 1.34.922. The more the laps went by, the more the German rider was able to improve. Once back in the pits, a quick tyre change, but unfortunately the new rear SCX didn’t work as it should have; a lot of sliding, an unmanageable bike, so much so that Oettl had to return with the used tyre from the previous Run. It’s a shame because it was definitely possible to do a couple of tenths better, but the important thing is to be ready for tomorrow.

Free Practice 2:
P 1    A. Bautista    1.33.825
P 2    D. Petrucci   + 0.451
P 3    M. Rinaldi     + 0.458

P 12   P. Oettl   + 1.097

Philipp Oettl (Rider):

” I am optimistic, today we made a step forward concerning rider and bike set-up, we continue the work from the test. We work hard, i think today we improved a lot and we still have room for improvements. In the last exit I couldn’t be faster cause the rear tyre had a small problem. Tomorrow we have to try the Q tyre in the morning, we saved it today. The bike works good here in Misano, the team worked good , too. I am happy for the support of the Team, we had some difficult races, but we are still here!”