Quartararo was back in 17th place in the morning’s opening session as he concentrated on learning the different characteristics of Michelin’s three choices of tyres, but was able to rapidly improve in the second outing. Pain-free in the right arm he underwent surgery on back in May, the Frenchman has placed himself strongly for Saturday’s qualifying session and Sunday’s race by setting the fastest time of the day.
Team-mate Morbidelli also made a strong start to the weekend’s action at Brno be leaving himself comfortably inside the top ten with a late time attack in the second session. Wary of tomorrow’s weather conditions and confident with the feeling from his Yamaha YZR-M1, the Italian-Brazilian was able to leave himself in a great position to build from tomorrow come rain or shine.
Tomorrow’s action at the Automotodrom Brno gets underway at 0955 local time (1555 Malaysian time), with Sunday’s 21-lap race starting at 1400 local time (2000 Malaysian time).