Jack Miller conquers a splendid row 2 start at the end of the #MalaysianGP qualifying session and will start tomorrow from fourth position. A great Saturday also for Francesco Bagnaia who will start from row 4.
Jack finds some traffic on track in the chaotic first lap of the second run but still manages to stay focused ending in fourth thanks to an extraordinary T4 (first chrono overall).
Pecco also wins the direct qualification to Q2 thanks to a splendid FP3. The Italian rider, however, falls in FP4 and is forced to compete in the qualifying for pole position with only one bike. The pain in his right foot limits him but the fourth row (P12) is still a good result.
P12 – Pecco Bagnaia
If I have to be honest, there is some regret about qualifying because I could have done better. Unfortunately I found traffic on track. I should have lapped alone but instead I made the wrong choice. We worked well with the tyres and the feeling with the bike is really good. We can have a good race tomorrow.
P4 – Jack Miller
I am very happy with the race pace and fourth place is a great result. I have to admit, however, that I am a bit frustrated because I thought I had the chance to take the front row. Everyone saw what happened in qualifying. I am still confident for tomorrow and we have very clear ideas about the choice of tyres.