With temperatures rising above 30 degrees Celsius, the conditions have been tough from the morning of day two at the Sachsenring in Germany. Yet, Andrea Dovizioso and Darryn Binder could benefit from the second day of action, trying several things in FP3 and FP4 and then battling with the hot weather in Qualifying early afternoon.
Following his eighth position in Free Practice one on Friday, Dovizioso was unable to be quicker in FP2, but he lowered his lap time in this morning’s third Free Practice by an impressive 1.071 seconds. In hotter conditions during this afternoon’s Qualifying one, he nearly matched his pace from this morning, yet he missed out on the top two by just 0.365 seconds to end up in P9, which means he’ll line up in row seven tomorrow on the grid.
At the same time, Binder, went 0.417 seconds faster in FP3 compared to his personal fastest lap on Friday. In hot Qualifying he likewise struggled to reach the same times again and concluded the short decisive session in 13th position, clocking the same lap time like his fellow rookie Raul Fernandez and will have to fight is way up once again come race time on Sunday at 14:00 local time.