MotoGP championship leader Andrea Dovizioso says his Ducati bike was “scary” to ride in the second practice session at Termas de Rio Hondo, which he finished in last place.
The Italian was eighth in first practice at the Argentine venue – which has traditionally not favoured Ducati – before slumping to dead last in the second session, which he ended 3.6 seconds off the pace.
“For sure I didn't enjoy riding the bike in the second practice, when you have to release the throttle in the acceleration because [of] the bike moving,” Dovizioso said afterwards. “It's scary and not the best thing.”
Much of FP2 took place in damp conditions, but the session was also affected by wind, which LCR Honda's Cal Crutchlow described as “horrendous”.
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