British MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow says his aim for Silverstone qualifying tomorrow is to secure a front row start for his home grand prix.
The World Superbike convert has been hugely impressive in qualifying throughout his first MotoGP season so far, and wants to achieve new heights in front of the British fans.
"The support from the British crowd has been fantastic so far and I've been making solid progress, so I want to aim for the front row tomorrow," said Crutchlow after practice.
Crutchlow was sixth in the dry this morning, and fourth in the wet second practice.
"I wasn't too happy with this morning even though I was in the top six," said the Tech 3 Yamaha rider. "I had some stability issues with the bike and without that I felt I could have been in the top four this morning as well."
Despite flying in the wet, he admitted more dry track time would have been preferable.
"We had a few issues to solve and it would have been good to have a dry session this afternoon to work on improving the bike," said Crutchlow. "At least we got an opportunity to do some laps in the wet, so we'll have some experience of the track in those conditions if we get rain on Sunday. I'd like it to be a dry race so I can show what I can do, but I feel we're competitive in the wet as well.
"The conditions this afternoon were unbelievable. It was soaking wet in parts but in other parts, how quickly it dried out was incredible. One corner would be wet and then the next dry, so it was a case of understanding when and where you could push to gain time.
"The Bridgestone rain tires held up brilliantly on the drier parts but going from dry to wet conditions is not easy because there is so much heat being generated in the tires, it is easy to make a mistake."