“Today was positive. We made another step, so Valentino and Maverick were comfortable with their bikes and were able to push hard during qualifying. Starting from the front two rows is crucial for tomorrow’s race, so that was our aim, but there are many riders that are fast for one hot lap, so we knew it was going to be tight. Vale already showed he was strong this morning. Because of the traffic on track, he had only one chance to really push to the limit and he delivered with a very fast 1’58s-lap, earning second place. Maverick couldn't capitalise on his final hot lap, but his penultimate time puts him on the second row, which is still within our target for today. For sure he would have liked to be on the first row, but we have seen his race pace and rhythm and are confident that he will be in the mix tomorrow too. We’ll continue to work tonight to fine-tune the bikes and find some extra time in some parts of the track. We will also make the final tyre choice tomorrow morning, because this will be a key factor in how the British GP plays out when the riders will be completing a full race distance for the first time on this new track surface.”