“Maverick has shown good speed all day, not just on one lap, but also his race pace is strong. The aim for him was to get a front row start and he delivered. It’s a very positive result because this third-place start could be very important for his race tomorrow. It was a shame Vale had to go through Q1, because we were actually quite confident this morning in FP3 that he would be in Q2, but he missed out by just 0.007s. Q1 is always a big fight, but we knew his feeling is not bad anyway, and he topped most of the session. His crash at the end of Q1 did damage to his number one bike, meaning the team had a rush job to do! Thanks to great teamwork and the help of Maverick's crew we managed to get his bike ready for Q2 again, but all the little setbacks ultimately resulted in him taking 11th. We will work hard tonight to make another step for tomorrow, but we need to keep in mind that the weather and track conditions will be very different from today. Adapting to the circumstances, as well as maintaining tyre life, will be vital in the race.”