Quartararo was able to once again show his podium speed from last time out in Misano to battle for top honours at the end of the day, finishing up only a tenth of a second from second place. With fast race pace as well as one-lap speed, his strong opening play at Aragon means that he’s perfectly poised to add to his tally of front-row starts in tomorrow’s qualifying session.
It was a less fortunate day for team-mate Morbidelli, who finished in P14 despite feeling fast and confident all day with the Yamaha YZR-M1. Finishing this morning’s session in ninth, but just missing out on a Q2 spot after spending the afternoon working on his set-up for the race, he knows that he has work to do in the morning - but as usual he isn’t getting fazed as he also aims to make it into the front two rows in qualifying.
The action at MotorLand Aragon gets underway tomorrow 0955 local time (1555 Malaysian time) with practice and at 1410 local time (2010 Malaysian time) for qualifying, ahead of Sunday’s 23-lap race at the Gran Premio de Aragon.