MotoGP: Five For Friday Drive M7 Aspar Honda rider Nicky Hayden shares his thoughts from the first day of practice at the Jerez Circuit in Spain.

Nicky Hayden race action shot 1. High Temperatures:Track conditions changed totally from the morning to the afternoon. Because of the heat, we had to go through all the front-tire options to work out which one was best.” 2. More Steam, Please: “The lack of power here is less compared to the factory bikes, but we need to try and get a bit more acceleration out of slow corners.” 3. Looking For A Top-10 Finish: “Lap times are tighter than they have been, and we are closer to the top than we have been at other tracks this season. That makes it more fun, and we can look forward to the rest of the weekend with a slightly different approach.” 4. One Day At A Time: “In this heat, it is going to be a tough weekend, and with so many long and demanding corners, it will be physically quite difficult over race distance.” 5. Always Optimistic: “Compared to past races, Jerez has started well for us, so we’ll see what happens over the weekend.” MotoGP FP1 and FP2 Combined Practice Times:

Aleix Espargaro NGM Forward Racing 1:39.357
Jorge Lorenzo Movistar Yamaha 1:39.714
Marc Marquez Repsol Honda 1:39.757
Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda 1:39.860
Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Team 1:40.028
Valentino Rossi Movistar Yamaha 1:40.125
Alvaro Bautista GO&FUN Honda Gresini 1:40.560
Stefan Bradl LCR Honda 1:40.644
Yonny Hernandez Pramac Racing 1:40.686
Andrea Iannone Pramac Racing 1:40.742
Bradley Smith Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1:40.758
Nicky Hayden Drive M7 Aspar 1:40.788
Pol Espargaro Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1:40.918
Michele Pirro Ducati Team 1:40.924
Hector Barbera Avintia Racing 1:40.928
Hiroshi Aoyama Drive M7 Aspar 1:41.183
Colin Edwards NGM Forward Racing 1:41.252
Cal Crutchlow Ducati Team 1:41.353
Scott Redding GO&FUN Honda Gresini 1:41.374
Karel Abraham Cardion AB Motoracing 1:41.578
Danilo Petrucci IodaRacing Project 1:41.589
Michael Laverty Paul Bird Motorsport 1:41.914
Broc Parkes Paul Bird Motorsport 1:42.171
Mike Di Meglio Avintia Racing 1:42.220
Nicky Hayden paddock shot

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