A blink of an eye later, riders were back around the track they barely just raced in anger and some new names found their way to the top of the timesheets alongside the more familiar ones from last Friday. Raul Fernandez found his way back to the lead of a session, dethroning last week’s poleman from top spot on the final lap of FP1. Tatsuki Suzuki was demoted to second by two tenths of a second, with another tenth keeping him ahead of Filip Salac.
Gabriel Rodrigo was fast but not as fast as last Friday, the Gresini rider fourth ahead of Andrea Migno. Carlos Tatay appeared to have made some progress since last time out and climbed into sixth in the session, ahead of fellow rookie Jeremy Alcoba. Tony Arbolino was the early leader of the session but dropped to eighth position after the late charge, while John McPhee kept close in ninth, with Stefano Nepa rounding out the top ten.
Championship leader Albert Arenas set a lead time on his first handful of laps but his machine decided to take a break after 15 minutes of FP1 and the Spaniard was unable to rejoin the track for some proper practice and dropped down to 18th on the timesheets.
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