Aleix Espargaro was once again the fastest CRT rider in opening practice but the Spaniard admitted after FP1 that he was suffering from chatter.
Speaking after the session Espargaro said:
“I like this track, it is so different to the other tracks but you have to change the setup of the bike a little bit,” said Aleix. “Hopefully we can improve the setup this afternoon because this morning we have had a little bit of chatter.”
When asked where the problem was most pronounced Espargaro said:
“On any of the faster corners when I released the brakes I had a lot of chatter but we will try some different things this afternoon and hopefully it will improve.”
Conditions in the session were quite cold and numerous riders commented that they were suffering problems getting temperature into the front tyre.