INDONESIAN ROUND PREVIEWNovember 9, 2022
INDONESIAN ROUND SUPERPOLE & RACE 1November 12, 2022
The Pirelli Indonesian Round started in the right way for the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team.
Friday’s free practice, in fact, finished with Alvaro Bautista in first position.
After using FP1 mainly to get to grips with the new asphalt at the Mandalika circuit, Alvaro‘s feeling with the Ducati Panigale V4R grew lap by lap in the second session, allowing him to close in on the lead with a 462 thousandths of a second advantage over Toprak Razgatlioglu (Yamaha).
Alvaro Bautista #19
“It was a very strange day. In FP1 we literally tried to put rubber on the track because with the new asphalt the grip was non-existent. In the afternoon things improved even though I have to say that the conditions are still not optimal: we only have a thight line with grip because the circuit is not yet perfectly rubberized. In any case we have collected a lot of data to try and improve further tomorrow.”