He had to contend with some boos from certain sectors of the Valencia crowd on Friday, but Jorge Lorenzo left the track pleased with his day's work.
The Spaniard topped the timesheets in FP2 ahead of this weekend's MotoGP championship finale, finishing 0.266s clear of Dani Pedrosa.
“In my case I was fine before coming here and now I am even better,” said Lorenzo. “It has been a good Friday from the morning to the afternoon and we were competitive with the bike. We started with a good setting from the beginning and made some modifications with the bike and we found that it was better.
“I also tried the harder rear tyre and it was worse than the other one. So it was good work today thinking about the race. We did a 1m 33.1s and knowing that the bike isn't completely perfect this is a good beginning.”
There was some hostility from fans on Friday, but Lorenzo downplayed it afterwards, saying he would expect it from some fans of his title rival, Valentino Rossi.
“It wouldn't be good for me if everybody at the track was making the same noises but if it's only fans that have a different t-shirt or that follow my rivals I don't worry about it," he said. "I just try to do my best job on the track and try and have the best result possible. I don't feel bad when I hear these things.”