to lead fellow Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo and home favourite Cal Crutchlow, who did very well after suffering not one but two nasty crashes earlier on.
LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl will lead the second row, with Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa and Lorenzo’s Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi following on. Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso took seventh while Go&Fun Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista and Nicky Hayden weren’t far behind. After making his way up to Q2 from Q1 Monster Yamaha Tech3 rider Bradley Smith completed the top ten.
Power Electronic Aspars Aleix Espargaro suffered a horrific crash during the final practice session resulting in an injured neck and hand, further tests tomorrow will confirm whether he will be able to take part in the race. By Laura Turner