Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli will start the first ever Sprint of MotoGP, held this afternoon at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, from 11th and 17th place on the grid respectively. These qualifying results also decide the grid positions for tomorrow’s race.

Quartararo took part in Q2. His 1’38.020s, clocked on lap 3, put him in fifth place before entering the pits. There was a flurry of activity in the final minutes. Despite posting a 1’37.920s on lap 7/7, he wasn’t able to better his position and ended the session in 11th place, 0.694s from first.

Morbidelli featured inside the top 5 on his first run in Q1 with a 1’38.335s set on lap 2. He returned back on track with five minutes remaining but was unable to improve his time on the second run. He ended the session in seventh place, 0.660s from the top in the Q1 results.