Cal Crutchlow: "... I think it’s a very good result to remain the best of the rest."
The Spanish Grand Prix proved challenging for Ducati Team riders Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso.
Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa rediscovered the form that netted him seven wins last season to take a dominant victory in the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez.
The Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team will now prepare for the next round of the championship, at Le Mans on 19 May.
Spaniard thrills home fans as does second and third pair Marquez and Lorenzo
Teammate Bradley Smith will start the 27-lap race from 12th position after he enjoyed a positive day at the Circuito de Jerez.
Valentino Rossi was one of several riders to fall victim to front end crashes in the hot qualifying session.
Hector Barbera was able to qualify just 1.3 seconds from pole position by utilizing the extra-soft rear slick option that is available only to CRT riders at Jerez.
Spanish riders lockout the front row in drama filled qualifying session
The Yamaha Factory Team got off to a good start in Friday practice for the Gran Premio bwin de España
Andrea Dovizioso was tenth-best in the first session, and although he improved his time by .060 seconds in the afternoon, it was only good enough for twelfth overall.
Overall, it was a successful day and a good starting point for the work to come in qualifying tomorrow and in Sunday’s race.
The twenty-four riders contending this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix will next be on track for Free Practice 3 tomorrow.
American forced to sit out Spanish round due to chest and back injuries
Reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo had kicked off the Jerez test as the fastest man before spending the next two days working on honing his skill at delivering unbeatable pace over distance.