The good signs seen yesterday were confirmed during today’s sessions in Brno (Czech Republic). Aleix started the day off confirming direct access to the second qualifying session (Q2) with a sixth-place time. Once there, he made no mistakes, turning two incredible laps, the fastest of which in 1'56.074 to earn the fourth spot on the starting grid. The second-row spot is the perfect birthday present for Romano Albesiano, Technical Director of Aprilia Racing, who, along with his team, provided Aleix with a revamped and competitive bike, in spite of the fact that it is still a fledgling project and not fully developed, confirming great potential on which to build the 2020 season.
It was a more complicated day for Bradley Smith, especially when it came to squeezing as much as possible from his bike in qualifying. The Q1 session was conditioned by a crash in the early stages, but without physical consequences for the rider. Bradley managed to get back on the track and stop the clock at a time that places him in the seventh row on the grid.