Topping this morning’s practice session before securing his seventh front row start of the year, Quartararo has the podium in his sights for tomorrow. Showing strong pace throughout the weekend despite getting slightly caught out by changing track conditions in qualifying as temperatures increased, he’s confident that he can convert his grid spot into another great result for PETRONAS Yamaha SRT.
Morbidelli finished the day only a tenth of a second behind his team-mate, heading the second row for tomorrow’s race in fourth and looking forward to a close battle. Working hard this afternoon to understand the notoriously tricky Misano track as high temperatures saw grip levels decrease, he’s confident that his team have left him with the bike set-up he needs to enjoy a strong day at his home race tomorrow.
Tomorrow’s 27-lap Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini gets underway at 1400 local time (2000 Malaysian time).