After a slightly delayed start to Friday MotoGP action at MotorLand Aragón, due to the cold track temperatures, PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team’s Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli showed that they are in top form once again. The pair ended day one of the Aragon GP second and third respectively.
Quartararo had a strong opening practice session, staying within the top-three places for the entirety of the 45 minutes. The Frenchman did experience a Turn 8 crash on his final flying lap, but still finished the session third with a 1min 50.142secs lap. Fabio stayed at the sharp end throughout FP2 and enjoyed a period of time at the top of the timesheets as well. His fastest time of 1min 48.020secs placed him second in the session, and overall.
Although Morbidelli’s FP1 session came to an early end, after a Turn 14 crash with just over eight minutes to go, the Italian ended the 45 minutes with the second fastest lap time: 1min 49.951secs. Immediately up to speed in the afternoon session, Franco placed his Yamaha YZR-M1 at the top of the timesheets in the early part of FP2. Come the end of the 45-minute session, Morbidelli’s 1min 48.218secs lap saw him end the session, and the day, third.
The MotoGP FP3 session will begin at 10.25am local time (4.25pm MYT) for Fabio and Franco tomorrow, with qualifying due to get underway at 2.10pm local time (8.10pm MYT).