Taking to the track in mixed wet and dry conditions for the first time on his Yamaha YZR-M1, Quartararo was happy to limit the damage for tomorrow’s race by qualifying inside the top ten. Looking fast in the earlier practice sessions, a late rain shower just as he switched to slick tyres on the drying track meant that he wasn’t able to show his true potential. Despite that, his earlier pace means that he’s going into tomorrow’s race full of confidence.
Team-mate Morbidelli was also caught out by the rain despite a strong session, and was unable to set a flying lap as the track went from dry to wet. However, despite that he’s upbeat about his potential for the race after enjoying a strong weekend in both wet and dry conditions so far.
Tomorrow’s Czech Grand Prix at the Automotodrom Brno gets underway at 1400 local time (2000 Malaysian time).