Excellent qualifying performances for Morbidelli and Quartararo in Argentina GP

Franco Morbidelli achieved his best grid position in MotoGP to date this Saturday, obtaining the sixth fastest time in Q2 for the Argentina GP. Teammate Fabio Quartararo will be close behind when the race gets underway, after qualifying in seventh place.

The PETRONAS Yamaha SRT pair earned direct access to Q2 thanks to their good work during Free Practice at the Termas de Rio Hondo Circuit. FP3 saw Morbidelli go sixth on the combined timesheets with a 1:38.982 lap, more than half a second faster than his best time from Friday. Quartararo found it more difficult to set a new personal best, but his 1:39.202 lap was enough for tenth place.

In the afternoon, following FP4, both riders broke into the 1:38s and took spots in Q2. Morbidelli was sixth, with a 1:38.886 final lap, and will start tomorrow from the second row of the grid. He is a previous Moto2 race winner in Argentina, in 2017. Quartararo finished in seventh place, maintaining the great speed he showed at the opening round of Qatar. The Frenchman was the top rookie in qualifying and was only 11 thousandths of a second off his teammate's time.

Today the PETRONAS Sepang Racing Team are participating in Earth Hour, a global awareness campaign about climate change.

The 25-lap Argentina GP takes place tomorrow at 3pm local time.