Conditions were challenging for the Elf Marc VDS Racing riders on Friday. The track was dirty and wet in FP1 before drying out, while they had to deal with track temperatures of 52 degrees and 65% humidity in FP2.
In FP1, Tony did the entire session on a wet tyre without stopping. The Italian was keen to learn the track layout and explore a variety of different lines and braking markers and finished with the third fastest time.
The 21-year old tried the two dry rear tyre options in the afternoon and believes both could be an option for Sunday’s race. Arbolino will now meet with crew chief Lucio Nicastro and his team to analyse where he can improve set-up to climb the order on Saturday.