Marc Márquez was fastest in FP3 and second quickest in FP4, before clocking the best time in Q2. He used a two-stop strategy and three sets of tyres.
The pole position is his 57th in the premier class, one behind Mick Doohan’s record of 58.
Stefan Bradl made steady progress during the day, placing 18th in FP3, 13th in FP4 and fourth fastest in Q1.
Marc Márquez | 1th 1’20.195
“I am riding very well and since FP1 I have felt good here. We’ve just been trying different tyres and some different things on the bike to see how it compares. Even in qualifying we tried some different things to keep understanding more. We have everything in place for tomorrow but the Yamaha riders are very fast, Viñales and Quartararo are very fast so we will have to keep an eye on them. The pole was possible today but we will have to see if the win is possible tomorrow!”
Stefan Bradl | 14º 1’21.227
“We have had another busy and productive day today. We have accomplished a lot today and our pace is good. For tomorrow we will start from the fifth row so we must make sure we are sensible during the race and do not get caught up in anything. I’m looking forward to it as I think we can gain some positions and riding at home is always very special.”