For Jorge, it has been a successful day of qualifiers. After setting the third-best time in FP3, he earned himself direct access to Q2.
The rookie set his personal best of 1:59.054 on the second run of the qualifying session. Doing this allowed him to take the fourth position.
Johann Zarco, who was eleventh after FP3, was forced to pass through Q1 for less than four-hundredths of a second.
After setting the fastest time in Q1, the French rider ended the day with a personal best of 1:59.579. He will therefore be starting from ninth on the grid tomorrow.
I am satisfied. To be starting from the second row tomorrow is a great result. My pace in FP4 was good; I feel able to compete. Tomorrow we can have a good race.
I wasn’t able to do any better than ninth – I gave it my all.
We have taken a step forward compared to yesterday. In FP4, we were able to obtain important information, which we will make use of tomorrow.
To start well tomorrow will prove to be fundamental.