#ItalianGP: Promising opening day at the season’s classic race
Mugello rookie Lukas Tulovic did very neatly on Friday in the sunny Tuscany.
After rainy weather until midweek, early summer has returned to Italy in time. Therefore, Friday’s free practice sessions took place under good conditions. Kiefer Racing with its young German talent Lukas Tulovic also showed an equally solid performance. After first getting familiarized with the ultra-fast and flowing circuit amidst the picturesque landscape of the Tuscany, Tulovic was able to find no less than 1.2 seconds in the afternoon compared to his fastest lap time of this morning’s FP1. In addition, P23 in the combined free practice times means the best Friday result yet for the 18-year-old World Championship newcomer Eberbach.
#3 Lukas TULOVIC (Kiefer Racing, KTM), FP1: P28 - 1´54.728 (17/17) / FP2: P23 - 1´53.578 (17/18):
"I think that we delivered a decent start into the weekend. For a rookie at this track, to finish Friday in 23rd place, just 1.6 seconds behind today's fastest lap time is not too bad. We did a good job at all, though. The team improved the bike a bit till the afternoon because I felt more comfortable during the second session. Above all, we have taken an important step forward in terms of turning. On the other hand, we still have a bit of movement at the front wheel. But we are already working on a solution so, that will also improve my confidence in this regard. At the end of the session we were able to put in a decent lap time. Of course, there is still room for improvements but overall, we are happy how things went on the first day in Mugello. So, we try and do everything so that it can go on like this."
#ItalianGP Moto2™ - Combined Free Practice Times FP1/FP2:
1 Luca MARINI / ITA / SKY Racing Team VR46 / KALEX / 1´51.986 (FP2)
2 Thomas LÜTHI / SWI / Dynavolt Intact GP / KALEX / 1´51.994 +0.008 (FP2)
3 Mattia PASINI / ITA / Petronas Sprinta Racing / KALEX / 1´52.173 + 0.187 (FP2)
23 #3 Lukas TULOVIC / GER / Kiefer Racing / KTM / 1´53.578 +1.592 (FP2)