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
Championship leader shoots early warning to his main championship rivals
Valentino Rossi enjoyed his best qualifying experience of the year this afternoon.
Yamaha Factory Racing Team are returning to Spain for the third ‘home’ race of the year for defending world champion Jorge Lorenzo
Both Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden had to settle for eighth and ninth place, respectively, the same results they posted at the previous round.
Yonny Hernandez: "So far, I still haven’t done more than 17 or 18 laps at a time, but there will be 23 tomorrow."
A small problem suffered at the beginning of FP2, prevented Andrea Iannone from taking full advantage of the session.
Repsol Honda takes a stranglehold on the MotoGP™ championship with four rounds remaining.
A fastest lap of 1.48.653 in QP2 this afternoon will see tomorrow Crutchlow start from seventh position on the grid.
On the fifth lap, Pedrosa squeezed past Lorenzo and then led all the way to the chequered flag.
Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden were ninth and eleventh, respectively, putting them on the third and fourth rows for tomorrow’s Aragón Grand Prix.
Andrea Iannone only headed out on track approximately 10 minutes from the end of the session and completed a total of seven laps.
Crutchlow’s sixth position saw him pick up 10 more precious World Championship points that keep him firmly in control of fifth place in the rankings.