Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP's Maverick Viñales enjoyed a very successful opening day of the Gran Premio Michelin de Aragón race weekend. His strong liking for the MotorLand Aragón track once again showed in the FP2 session. He was the only rider to drop under the 1‘48s-mark, earning himself first place in the FP2 and combined free practice standings.
Viñales already had topped the FP1 rankings in the morning, and he continued the positive momentum in the afternoon. He gradually upped his pace throughout the warmer FP2, preparing for a mini time attack at the end of the session. He proved that the base set-up of his Yamaha is working well for him when he clocked a 1‘47.771s on lap 12/15. The hot lap put him at the top of the Friday timesheets, with a 0.249s margin over his closest rival.