Cal Crutchlow was satisfied with his start to the Aragon MotoGP after posting the sixth fastest time on his Tech 3 Yamaha M1.

All other riders in the top seven had tested previously at the Spanish circuit, adding an extra coat of gloss to Crutchlow's FP2 time of 1m 49.840 seconds.

The British rider, though, is seeking a top speed boost ahead of final practice and qualifying tomorrow after his speed trap time was 'quite slow' compared to those set by the other leading contenders.

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"Today was a pretty positive start to the weekend and I am happy to be in the top six," said Crutchlow, who unlike the factory Yamaha riders does not have a seamless shift gearbox.

"This morning proved it wasn't going to be easy because I was seventh and the top six had all tested here back in June, so they have an advantage in terms of set-up and information.

"I feel I am riding quite well but for tomorrow we definitely need to try and get some more speed out of the bike," he added.

"I am quite slow compared to the rest in the speed traps and also quite a way off the fastest Yamaha, so that is one area we need to look at tonight and work on improving for the rest of the weekend."

Crutchlow's fastest lap was 0.853s off the top time set by Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez, although he finished ahead of Valentino Rossi on the factory M1 by 0.069s.

The technical Motorland Aragon circuit is the final event before the three 'flyaway' races at Sepang, Phillip Island and Motegi.