"Another crazy sprint start, everyone went wide! I was in a good place after the first start but then I couldn’t really avoid the crash in front of me. When the race restarted, I lost a bit of confidence unfortunately in the first few corners and found myself within the last riders. After that, my pace was good because I was just behind Morbidelli and Bradl, and I could also pass Mir just before his crash. I felt better as the sprint went by, so I am hoping that tomorrow we can do better. It can be risky, but we will have to try gaining positions in the first corners at the race start because I think that I can do a better race if I stick with the group in front."
"Conditions were tough today because it was so hot, the grip was very low, so it was the first time that I was racing with the bike feeling this way. I was fighting with Iker (Lecuona) until the last lap. I tried to overtake him in the last corner but I went a bit wide, and luckily we have another chance tomorrow. We have a few issues to fix tonight so we can try taking another step tomorrow in the race. Thank you to my team, and I look forward to tomorrow."
"Frustrating race for Augusto Fernandez who got caught in the big crash early in the sprint. He was surprised when he saw the other riders crashing in front of him, braked a bit too hard and ended up with a small crash. There was a red flag and he had to take his second bike to restart the race. It did not have exactly the same setup as the first one, so the performance was not as good as it could have been with bike 1. We know that the main package was the fastest one, so we hope that tomorrow he can fully enjoy it and do a good race. On the other side of the garage, Jonas Folger continues to improve session after session. He is now able to race at a pace quite similar to the other guys and finished twenty-five seconds from today’s winner, which is encouraging. Finally, congratulations to KTM Factory Racing for their unbelievable job today with Binder and Miller in the sprint, they were so impressive."