On the day when Jack Miller set the terms at Le Mans, Danilo Petrucci surprises everyone with the fourth fastest time behind Nakagami’s Honda. Not a bad start for the Ducati rider, who was able to adapt to the difficult weather conditions in France.
“Since Barcelona, I feel better on the Ducati,” he began. “Among other things, last year, I had some good feelings here at Le Mans. Obviously, it’s not the best in the rain, but I’m enthusiastic about the level expressed on the track, and that’s why I’m aiming at starting from the FP3s. In fact, this weekend represents a great opportunity to change the direction of my 2020.”
As anticipated, Miller was leading the group.
“Miller is the only rider who likes these kinds of conditions. In the end, I was fast, but it’s all about taking risks, or not. Today, it made sense to do so, because we had to understand some aspects in view of the rest of the weekend. So, I’m confident of my potential on a track where I could not pay for the gap in terms of speed compared to the other Ducatis.”
So he’s already thinking about Saturday.
“It’ll be very difficult tomorrow morning, because the temperatures will be low even if rain isn’t expected. So I’m happy even if there’s still a lot of work to do. The fact is that it matters little to be fast today, but being able to do it anyway is positive.”