Europa to Valenciana: Friday’s winners and losers

Johann Zarco (Esponsorama Racing) is another Ducati firing on all cylinders. Similar to Pecco, Zarco gains 12 places from one Friday to another to find himself P5 heading into qualifying day. One place ahead of him on the current timesheets is Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Pol Espargaro, polesitter and podium finisher last time out, who is once again showing some serious pace in Valencia. A fifth place came the way of the Spaniard last Friday, while it’s P4 this weekend. Traditionally, Pol Espargaro and KTM go very well when MotoGP™ return to the same track a week after: P10 to the podium at Misano, P12 to P4 at MotorLand Aragon – and that’s when they haven’t enjoyed a good opening weekend. With this in mind, the number 44 is going to take some stopping.