Japanese marque breaks cover with GSV-R at Catalunya test
Championship leader extends lead ahead of Lorenzo and Pedrosa
Repsol Honda rider sets another lap record ahead of main championship rivals
Valentino Rossi enjoyed his best qualifying experience of the year this afternoon.
Championship leader shoots early warning to his main championship rivals
Both Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden had to settle for eighth and ninth place, respectively, the same results they posted at the previous round.
Yamaha Factory Racing Team are returning to Spain for the third ‘home’ race of the year for defending world champion Jorge Lorenzo
Yonny Hernandez: "So far, I still haven’t done more than 17 or 18 laps at a time, but there will be 23 tomorrow."
Repsol Honda takes a stranglehold on the MotoGP™ championship with four rounds remaining.
A small problem suffered at the beginning of FP2, prevented Andrea Iannone from taking full advantage of the session.
On the fifth lap, Pedrosa squeezed past Lorenzo and then led all the way to the chequered flag.
A fastest lap of 1.48.653 in QP2 this afternoon will see tomorrow Crutchlow start from seventh position on the grid.
Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden had turned the eighth and tenth fastest laps, respectively.
Yonny Hernandez fought for the entire race to stay close to the top ten.
The reigning MotoGP™ champion split the Repsol Honda’s on the front row, as Dani Pedrosa claimed third in qualifying.