05 Jul Fabulous Fabio takes fourth front row at the Sachsenring
PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team’s Fabio Quartararo has taken a fabulous fourth consecutive front row start for the German Grand Prix, riding through the pain barrier to secure second place behind Marc Marquez. The impressive performance was backed up by team-mate Franco Morbidelli, taking seventh place on the grid for tomorrow’s Sachsenring clash.
Riding injured after a huge high-speed save in this morning’s FP3 left him with a partially-dislocated left shoulder, Quartararo didn’t let the injury bother him as he set his time in Q2. Trading top spot with Marquez throughout the weekend, he goes into tomorrow’s race confident that he has the pace to run with the reigning World Champion.
It was also a strong day for Morbidelli, completing his strategy in the morning’s sessions to ensure he’s in a strong position for tomorrow’s race. He then backed up his practice race pace performance with seventh on the grid, progressing directly into Q2, then securing a third-row start.
Tomorrow’s 30-lap German Grand Prix gets underway at 2pm local time (8pm Malaysian time).