Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team’s Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli showed good pace around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in the morning. However, the Practice didn’t go their way when the temperatures went up later that day. They secured 17th and 18th place respectively in the afternoon session, putting them on the entry list for tomorrow’s Q1.
Quartararo made the most of the perfect riding conditions in Barcelona in the morning, taking ninth in the FP1 classification. He did further work on the base set-up in the 1-hour-long afternoon practice, but the Frenchman wasn’t able to produce the hot laps he had hoped for at the end of the session. His 1’40.106s, set on lap 22/22, put him in 17th place in the Practice timesheets, 1.420s from first.
Morbidelli had set himself the goal of improving his Friday results this weekend to increase his chances of securing a place towards the front of the grid. Though the Italian put in diligent work in the morning, wrapping up FP1 in eighth place, it didn’t help him much during the Practice time attack. His best time was cancelled due to a yellow flag. His next best attempt, a 1’40.155s set on lap 20/24, had him finish 18th in the results, 1.469s from the top.