Open class rider sets overall best time ahead of Smith and Bradl
Reigning World Champion sets fastest lap ahead of Bautista and Smith
First free practice session throws up a lot of surprises at the front
The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team finished third in the Team World Championship rankings behind the Yamaha and Honda official factory teams.
Cal Crutchlow’s pace secured him a top six place on the grid for the 16th time in 18 races.
Bradley Smith also enjoyed a magnificent start to the final round of 2013, the British rider storming to the fourth best time this morning.
Lorenzo gets five points closer to Marquez.
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.
A fastest lap of 1.48.653 in QP2 this afternoon will see tomorrow Crutchlow start from seventh position on the grid.
A lap of 1.50.575 in this morning’s FP1 put Crutchlow in seventh position, but a big improvement to a 1.49.840 this afternoon elevated the British rider into the top six.
Rookie Bradley Smith’s first taste of the San Marino track on a MotoGP machine didn’t go according to plan.
British teammate Bradley Smith also demonstrated his battling qualities.
Cal Crutchlow demonstrated incredible bravery and skill to power his YZR-M1 machine to third position.
Carl Crutchlow demonstrated his determination to be the first British rider since 2000 to finish on the podium in the British Grand Prix.
onster Yamaha Tech 3 Team rider Cal Crutchlow claimed his second MotoGP pole, and established a new record at the Czech Republic circuit.
The second half of the 2013 MotoGP title fight starts on American soil at Indianapolis
Cal Crutchlow saw his quest for a record-breaking third successive podium ended when he fell unhurt out of fourth on lap six.
Incident prevents Spanish rookie from securing automatic Q2 position