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"When there are too many roosters in the coop, some will disappear. The penalty? Let's hope MotoGP doesn't follow the F1 rules"
The Spaniard: "A strange crash. The tyre did not have the same grip as it had in the morning”
"It's like closing out a bad period that began in Malaysia in 2015. I am moved by Morbidelli and my hat is off to Fenati"
The two Spaniards are a full second ahead of the rest, Pedrosa 3rd, Zarco 6th, Petrucci 8th, Dovizioso and Lorenzo struggling on their Ducatis
The Yamaha standard-bearer reveals: "Rossi is second in the Championship, so I would prefer to beat Marc. In practice it was just a misunderstanding with him."
"I usually go faster in the race, I am happy with the qualifiers." On the 2016 tyre: "Trying it will be better for everyone"
"Now is the time to attack. If I were to have the opportunity to win, I would not hold back, Maverick has the same chances I do"
The Spaniard beats out Viñales in a last ditch effort, Pedrosa fourth ahead of Zarco, Lorenzo sixth ahead of Dovizioso, Iannone 11th
Johann continues to astonish at Austin too: "In MotoGP you need to work differently. I am pleased with how I handled practice"
"Nothing special, but we're finding the base. The potholes? A nasty surprise". Vinales: good chances of fighting for the win"
In FP2 the Spaniard takes the lead, followed by the Frenchman who impresses by closing second, Dovizioso 6th, Iannone 10th, Lorenzo outside of the top ten
In FP1 the Honda standard-bearer is a half second behind, but without using the new tyre, A. Espargarò 9th, Petrucci 10th