Riding injured after a huge high-speed save in this morning’s FP3 left him with a partially-dislocated left shoulder, Quartararo didn’t let the injury bother him as he set his time in Q2. Trading top spot with Marquez throughout the weekend, he goes into tomorrow’s race confident that he has the pace to run with the reigning World Champion.
It was also a strong day for Morbidelli, completing his strategy in the morning’s sessions to ensure he’s in a strong position for tomorrow’s race. He then backed up his practice race pace performance with seventh on the grid, progressing directly into Q2, then securing a third-row start.
Tomorrow’s 30-lap German Grand Prix gets underway at 2pm local time (8pm Malaysian time).