Technical problem hampers progress for Albert Arenas at Jerez on day one
The MotoGP World Championship is back in Europe, with the first day of the Spanish Grand Prix hit by rain. Only 25 riders dared to take to the track in first free practice, with lap times in excess of the two minute mark.
In the afternoon, with mixed conditions, but with an increasingly dry track, the minor category riders were able to lower their times with a benchmark of 1: 49.564 set by Moto3 leader Joan Mir. Romano Fenati and John McPhee, who crashed in the final minutes of practice, were the riders who challenged the Spaniard today.
Albert Arenas finished the day in twenty-fourth position, unable to complete the final few laps after a problem with his bike. In any case, the Spaniard finished the day content with the feeling that he established.
24th Albert Arenas 1: 52.539 (13 laps):
“At the end of the session I stopped because I noticed a noise. We had a good pace, we could have done a good result. Anyway, the feeling is very good and I am looking forward to tomorrow. The track was in difficult conditions, and tomorrow if it does not rain it will change again. To set the time I took a little risk, but I was doing well. ”