Jorge Lorenzo will undergo a medical check on Saturday morning to ascertain if he can race in the Dutch Grand Prix just two days after fracturing his collarbone.
The reigning MotoGP champion sustained the injury in a violent practice crash on Thursday. Despite initial indications that he would be ruled out for the rest of the weekend, Lorenzo flew to Barcelona for overnight surgery and is open to competing in the race.
Because Lorenzo was fastest on Thursday morning in the only dry full-length practice session, he was officially entered in Q2. That means that he was awarded 12th on the grid in his absence, so does not have to start at the back.
The Spaniard had a plate and screws inserted into his collarbone in the operation.
Cal Crutchlow took Assen pole on Friday for the Tech 3 Yamaha team.
Lorenzo's main title rival Dani Pedrosa crashed late in qualifying and is fifth on the grid, while his Honda teammate Marc Marquez sustained fractures of his own in a Friday practice accident before qualifying second.