Danilo Petrucci and Jack Miller ended the qualifying of the Thailand Grand Prix with a double Top 10 (P9 and P10 respectively) after clinching Q2s at the end of a fantastic FP3.
After the fifth place in Friday’s free practice, Petrux confirms to have a good feeling with his Ducati Desmosedici GP both in FP3 (P5) and FP4 thanks to a strong race pace. In qualifying for pole position, however, the Italian rider makes a couple of mistakes that do not allow him to achieve the goal of the first two rows.
Jack is amazing in FP3 that ends in second position behind Andrea Dovizioso. Also for the Australian rider the race pace is interesting but in Q2 he is not able to improve the lap-time set in FP3 that would have allowed him to start at least from the third row.
P9 – Danilo Petrucci
“I can’t be satisfied with this qualifying session. If I have to be honest I expected to get the second row and, why not, fight for the front one. I pushed hard but I didn’t have a lot of feeling in braking. Then I made a few mistakes. Tomorrow it will be tough because of the temperature but the race pace is positive”.
P10 – Jack Miller
“It’s a pity. I wasn’t able to give my best in Q2 and I’m really sorry because with the team we did a great job both in FP3 and FP4. In qualifying I made a mistake: I should have taken my own pace and instead I looked for someone to follow. I’m sure I could have done better. It will be a difficult race but there is still confidence”.