Cloudy skies and heavy rain welcomed the MV Agusta Forward Racing Team rider on the first day of the San Marino and Riviera di Rimini Grand Prix.

The weather forecasts were widely confirmed for Friday’s free practice of the San Marino GP at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli: both free practice sessions of the day were held under heavy rain, with a wet track.

Lorenzo Baldassarri returned to the track, after having skipped the last race weekend to recover his physical condition, with the right attitude and a lot of determination. The italian rider has covered many kilometers, gaining experience with his F2 in the wet, and finished the day just 56 thousandths of a second from the direct access to Q2 with a time of 1’51.388.

The weather seems to be good again for tomorrow and, consequently, also the track conditions will change completely for what will be an important qualifying day that will start at 10:55am with the third free practice session.


“I’m very happy to be back in the saddle after a stop race, which was very useful to get back to my 100% both in terms of physical and mental fitness. Unfortunately, the weather conditions today didn’t help us much, we did both sessions in the rain, but we took advantage of the time on track to get a feel for the F2 in the wet. I hope tomorrow will be nice weather, to make the most of the beauty of this home Grand Prix weekend together with the team and the fans who are here with us. I’ll give my best and I’m ready to fight to make a good weekend”.

Lorenzo Baldassarri #7