Quotes of the day
Dani Pedrosa, pole
`Tomorrow will be difficult, as we don't know exactly what weather conditions we will encounter. We'll see, but we need to fight and hopefully I can make a great start this time. The basic setup is not so bad here, so I expect a good performance in the race´.
Colin Edwards, 2nd
`Its been a huge change since Turkey, we've worked hard on the suspension.
We still have the chattering problem, but it's not so bad here with race tyre. Hopefully tomorrow we've got a few new bits to come. Fingers crossed.
Happy with race tyre and choice´.
John Hopkins, 3rd
`Its not what I have to do that is important to avoid a repeat of what happened in Turkey, its what Bridgestone have to do. We still have a few setup changes that we want to do for the dry, but if it's a wet race then we're ready to go. I know I can run at the front, I just need to hope for a bit of luck´.
Shinya Nakano, 4th
`On race tyres we're not so far off the leading riders, and I think we can still make some improvements to the bike overnight, so I'm fairly confident for the race tomorrow. For sure, starting the race from the front row would have been better, but I'm happy enough with fourth place on the grid´.
Sete Gibernau, 6th
`We still have to work some more with Bridgestone to find the right race tyre choice. The first part of the session went okay but later on I was struggling to get a lap time with the qualifiers because I could do the first part of the lap not so bad, but after that the tyre wasn't giving me the grip I needed for a qualifying lap. It's up to us and Bridgestone to find the right solution for the race´.