Maverick in head and fall with exit in stretcher of Quartararo

Viñales was the fastest in the FP1 in the wet and Fabio came out by ears, but he was declared fit after passing through the clinic. Zarco started a second better than Lorenzo.

To the difficulty of Phillip Island, a beautiful and very pilot route, the appearance of the rain has been added at the start of this GP, which has slowed the times, the dangers have multiplied and could already having a first important victim, in the absence of the information that arrives from the circuit clinic. This is Quartararo, which has come out by ears in curve 6, named Siberia, three minutes from the end of FP1. The Frenchman, one of the great animators of the races in recent times, got rid of a major injury in the left leg, which was the part that complained before he was removed from the escape on a stretcher, as confirmed after the circuit clinic. What it will not do will be to exit to FP2 and it will be tested tomorrow in FP3.

The session has been led by Maverick with a time of 1: 38.957 which is 11 seconds slower than the record of this track, held by Lorenzo since now far 2013. The Mallorcan was then a Yamaha rider and this time he started with his Honda to three seconds of the head, something that does not surprise seeing his latest results, and a second of Zarco, who debuts here with the Nakagami Honda and that is more blushing.

The difference between Viñales and the second, Miller, has been 0.147, and 0.385 over the third, which has been Marquez. Fourth Rossi has finished, already touching the barrier of the second, close the first ten places with provisional direct access to Q2 Petrucci, Morbidelli, Quartararo, Pol, Oliveira and Dovizioso. Further back have started Rins 12th, Mir 15th, Lorenzo 18th and Rabat 20th. The mentioned Zarco has done it thirteenth.

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