"I thought I had pole position," began Yamaha Factory Racing's Lorenzo, "but when I saw the classification I again saw that Marc was in front of me, so I was a bit disappointed because I had done one of the best laps of my whole career. "I tried my best but again it wasn't possible. Anyway, it is only qualifying, so second place is a good position and the important thing is tomorrow. It is going to be a long race, so let's hope to have good pace to fight for victory." Pole for Lorenzo would have been his third of 2013 and first since Jerez.
Although the Mallorcan has missed out on Saturday's top spot, he heads into race day with the knowledge that he has won two of his three premier class races at Silverstone.