Quartararo ended the day third overall despite encountering slower riders during his FP2 time attack, while Morbidelli worked through his plan of work to finish 12th.
Quartararo got his weekend in Germany off to the best possible start in the morning’s session, deposing Marc Marquez to second in the final seconds of the session, ending FP1 0.074secs ahead of his Spanish rival. Morbidelli worked on his race pace, evaluating various set-up changes before coming home in 13th.
The Frenchman’s form continued into the afternoon’s FP2 session, with Quartararo looking set to end the day even stronger until he caught slower riders on his fastest laps of the day, forcing him to settle for third place. His Italian-Brazilian team-mate continued with his work from the morning to ensure he’s in the best possible shape for Sunday’s 30-lap duel around the tight and twisty circuit.
The PETRONAS Yamaha SRT duo will have another two sessions of free practice tomorrow before the fight for pole position starts at 2.10pm local time (8.10pm Malaysian time).