Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team‘s Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo were unlucky to have their best times cancelled due to yellow flags during this evening‘s Grand Prix of Qatar Practice session. It saw them end the session in 13th and 21st place respectively, on the entry list for tomorrow‘s Q1.
Morbidelli showed good pace around the Lusail International Circuit in the afternoon, ending FP1 in fifth place. However, the evening Practice didn‘t go his way. He spent a large part of the session trying to find a time improvement, but when it was time to push, yellow flags made it difficult to get in a perfect lap. The Italian clocked a 1‘53.564s on lap 14/18, which put him in 13th place, 0.721s from first.
Quartararo suffered the same fate. After a tricky start in FP1, which he finished in 11th place, he had set himself the goal of improving his pace. He was ready to show the progress he had made on his final run of the evening session, but yellow flags in Sector 4 had his time improvement cancelled. The Frenchman wrapped up the Practice in 21st place with a best time of 1‘54.260s, set on lap 11/20, 1.417s from the top.
The Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team will be back in action tomorrow for the Saturday MotoGP sessions: FP2 will be held from 15:00 - 15:30 GMT +3, followed by qualifying sessions from 15:40 - 16:20, and the Sprint that starts at 20:00.