Jorge Lorenzo is looking for improvements from his Yamaha YZR-M1 after struggling in Friday practice at Silverstone. The championship leader was only seventh quickest on a day which was seriously affected by wind and rain and Lorenzo pointed to the blustery conditions as reason for his lack of pace.
“It was nice to try the bike in the rain this morning as we may have these conditions for the race. Overall the day was not bad but not very good! We had a lot of problems with the wind in the afternoon session which made it difficult. I don't feel very comfortable yet, especially on the straight, we have to solve a problem with the front of the bike to be faster. We'll see tomorrow, I hope we can improve much more.”
Teammate Ben Spies fared better although his day began with a crash at Stowe. The American was in top form in the afternoon and finished just 0.034s behind pacesetter Casey Stoner, filling him with confidence ahead of qualifying.
“Today was pretty good, although we didn't get off to a great start this morning, I had a small mishap and crashed at T15. I'm happy enough though, even this morning in the rain I was very comfortable on the bike. We got a good dry session in this afternoon as well which is useful just in case we do have a dry race. The bike is working really well, it was pretty windy out there but we made the most of the 45 minutes to try a couple of things and we ended up going pretty quick.”