"We've made some steps today. Maverick and Valentino both went straight into Q2 and this allowed us to really focus on race pace during FP4. Both riders had good runs in all of today's sessions and the qualifying results are a positive starting point for tomorrow. It's a shame that Maverick was given a penalty, as this puts him in P6. It's a bitter pill to swallow, but we have to accept Race Direction’s decision. We know that the level of competition is very high here and, with both our riders starting from the second row, we expect an action-packed Sunday. We'll have to push 100%. Both slippery track conditions and tyre degradation will play a big part in tomorrow's race, making the tyre choice crucial. Though the track conditions in the Warm Up will be different from the race, we'll try some final adjustments, so our riders can compete at the front."