Cal Crutchlow says he is very happy to have qualified on the front row of the grid for the German MotoGP following a self-proclaimed 'worst day of the season' on the Friday.

Together with a number of riders this weekend, the Tech 3 Yamaha competitor has been in the wars in Germany this weekend, hurting himself in two crashes during Friday's free practice.

But Crutchlow was back on form for qualifying, the British rider - a pole winner last time out at Assen - tussling for another pole position before falling just over a tenth short of Marc Marquez on the way to second place.

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Delighted to have bounced back in style, Crutchlow is now setting his sights on a fourth podium in five races come Sunday

"I am really pleased to be back on the front row after all the drama of yesterday. They were two really big crashes in practice and my body took a bit of beating to be honest. The first crash was completely my fault because I made a mistake on the brakes but the second was because the front tyre was cold. It was definitely my worst day of the season, so to put all that behind me and get a front row when I am not close to my physical best is a great achievement.

"When I woke up this morning I didn't feel that great because my body took a big impact in a few places. I wasn't even sure if I was going to be able to ride and just to be out there is great. It is going to be a very difficult race in my condition but I will be giving it my all to get another podium.

"Today was a great result for my Monster Yamaha Tech 3 crew. I gave them plenty of work to do yesterday but they did a great job and as always I am grateful for their efforts."