Cal Crutchlow will start from pole position for today’s race; the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto opened in 1985, the same year Crutchlow was born, yesterday he broke records to become the fastest rider to lap the track and the first British rider to take a premier class pole. Lining up alongside Crutchlow in 2nd position will be Dani Pedrosa, who won last year's race at Jerez. Zarco will start 3rd, his 8th successive front row start, and he is also the highest placed Yamaha for the 2nd time this year. Nakagami will start from 14th position, making him Top Rookie in qualifying for the 2nd time this year.
Marc Marquez lead the field in Warm Up this morning with a time of 1:38:687. With Iannone in 2nd, setting a time of 1:38:888, making him the highest placed Suzuki, as he starts his race from 7th position. Home hero, Pedrosa closely follows in 3rd, a small crash in the closing stages of warm up left his visibly frustrated. Top Rookie in morning warm up was Franco Morbidelli, who set time of 1:39:236, placing him 8th.
The highest placed Yamaha in morning warm up was Zarco in 9th position. The factory Yamaha’s of Viñales and Rossi finished Warm Up 12th and 13th, with some improvements to be made before this afternoon’s race.
The forecast for the race looks to be sunny with no cloud cover, and highs of 24ºC.
Can Crutchlow become the first British to win from pole since the late, great Barry Sheene, or will someone else reign in Spain?