The long summer break did not distract Danilo Petrucci at all, in fact, the Octo Pramac Racing rider was consistently quick during free practice for this weekend's CzechGP, even in the wet conditions in FP1 and again in the afternoon when he achieved a great result.
After setting the seventh quickest lap time during FP1 under completely wet conditions, Danilo was one of the first riders to get back out on track for FP2 using slick tires, despite the fact that the circuit was still partially wet.
When the temperature started to rise and began drying out the circuit, Petrucci was able to push a lot harder and on his final run, he managed to set a lap-time of 1'56.751, four tenths of a second from the fastest lap time posted by Dovizioso, but only 21 thousands of a second behind second placed Jonas Folger.
“I'm really happy,” Danilo said. “This has always been a difficult track for me, with corners without banking that I do not like much. The first day of activity was fine but tomorrow will be more difficult. In the afternoon at the beginning the circuit was very moist then dried. Honestly there was not much grip and the asphalt did not seem in the best conditions with bumps that create chattering. Ok, no matter: today things went well”.