Yamaha duo aim for podium
19 March 2011 – Factory Yamaha riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies have set their sights on a podium finish during tomorrow’s season-opening Qatar Grand Prix. At the end of the one hour qualifying session it was Lorenzo who led his team-mate Spies, with the pair earning the right to line up on tomorrow's grid in third and fifth place respectively.
Spies added: "It was actually better to be fifth than fourth for grid position although I'd have liked to be on the front row! It wasn't a perfect session, I didn't nail a perfect lap time but you rarely do. I don't think we were too far off the maximum, maybe there were two tenths left in the bike and that's it. It's not so bad though, we have a good package to battle for the podium tomorrow. I did the best I could so not a bad start to the year."