In FP3, Johann and Jorge missed out on direct access to the Q2 session by only 3 and 7 hundredths of a second respectively. They were forced to pass via Q1.
In the Q1 session after a difficult start, Johann Zarco was able to mark the leading time and earned himself a place in Q2 in which he then went on to come fifth in. He did this with a time of 1:32.394.
The Spanish rider started off his Q1 session in the best way and after an excellent first run, he was in the second position. He ended in fourth place with a time of 1:32.850, which in turn gained him a fifth row start on the grid tomorrow.
It’s been a good day, we worked substantially in FP3 and FP4 on the race-pace and I am satisfied.
My physical condition still is not 100% and I lack some experience but I am happy with how we are working and I am seeing improvements day by day.
I am happy enough. This morning I only just missed out on Q2 and I was a little disappointed.
In the afternoon I was able to make the most of the tires, in Q1 as well as in Q2, and I will be starting from the second row which is good.