Sylvain Guintoli hopes to take part in Sunday's Catalunya MotoGP despite missing qualifying after 'an unexpected reaction to medication'.

The Frenchman, standing in for injured Suzuki rookie Alex Rins for a third event, explained:

"It's a pity that I wasn?t able to take part in the qualifying, as we made solid improvements in the sessions and I felt positive of a good performance.

"I went for a painkiller treatment to my arm, right before the FP4, which is a procedure I have done times in the past, but unfortunately something went wrong and I had an unexpected reaction to the medication.

"This caused me to feel very dizzy and together with the team we decided not run in qualifying. I'm now already recovering and I hope I will be ok for tomorrow."

Suzuki regular Andrea Iannone qualified twelfth.

KTM's Bradley Smith is also hoping to be fit for the race after a hand injury in qualifying.

Rins will be back on his GSX-RR at Monday's test.

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