'The arm is really, really swollen because I crashed with a cold front tyre at 293 kilometres an hour [smiles]. With the second one (at Vale), I couldn't hold onto the bike once it started to snap - which was my own fault, don't get me wrong. 'The team did a fantastic job to rebuild at least one bike for this afternoon's session. I think we did a good job but not as good as (Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo, first and second on the grid), who did phenomenal lap times, but I'm pleased to be on the front row for my home Grand Prix.
Thanks to everyone for the support and hopefully tomorrow will be a better day than today.' Crutchlow's English compatriot and Tech3 teammate Bradley Smith starts tenth.