In FP3, Quartararo and Morbidelli claimed a direct route into Q2. Quartararo clocked a best time of 1:37.232, which allowed him to place third. Morbidelli also improved his time and was ninth thanks to a 1:37.370. The result saw the two PETRONAS Yamaha SRT riders once more in the decisive Q2 session, maintaining an unbroken record for every race this year.Following FP4, where the duo worked on race pace, Fabio Quartararo made history. Aged just 20 years old, he now holds the honour of being the youngest poleman in MotoGP history.
He achieved this with a 1:38.880 lap on his second run - improving the fastest-ever official MotoGP lap of this circuit (1:36.957). Franco Morbidelli also shone, grabbing his first front row start in the premier class by finishing second with his 1:36.962 lap - the best personal lap of the weekend.
Today was an unforgettable day for PETRONAS Yamaha SRT and Southeast Asia. The team hope to build on it tomorrow in the 25-lap Spanish GP, which gets underway at 2pm local time.