Dani Pedrosa will take part in tomorrow's British MotoGP at Silverstone, despite crashing heavily in the late stages of Saturday's qualifying session.
The 24-year-old Spaniard, who will start the race from third on the grid, lost the front-end of his factory HRC Honda RC212V under braking for Brooklands as his machine became unsettled by the bumps.
But while he suffered bruising to both kneecaps, x-rays taken at the medical centre revealed no serious damage.
"I crashed when I was on my last qualifying lap as I braked going into a left hander," explained Pedrosa. "I hit some bumps and then the front started to move a lot and then had a little slide.
"Maybe the bike went over me and at that moment it hurt, but afterwards the pain went away so I'm ok for tomorrow."
Despite his accident the Mugello winner, who lies second in the championship 25 points behind Jorge Lorenzo, remains confident of his chances in Sunday's race.
"Today we were quite fast in both sessions and we have a good machine setting, so I think we have the potential for a strong race," he said. "We still need to decide which of the Bridgestone tyre options we'll use because tomorrow it looks like it may be warmer than today.
"The lap times were getting faster in each session and I think I'm still learning the track - every time you go out you learn more about the line, the braking points and the corners where the bumps are - and that's normal on a new track.
"We're on the front row which is always important for a good getaway, so tomorrow I hope we can have another good performance."