"It definitely feels good to be on pole," said Hayden. "Overall I just feel pretty good on the bike. Yesterday I didn't feel as good as the (preseason) test, but today we made some changes this morning and I felt pretty good. The lap time wasn't there this morning as I had a lot of traffic on my last run, but I feel like the bike is working good. Like these guys said, it's going to be a tough race. I think tire management is going to come into play a lot during the last couple of laps. This place can be pretty hard on tires. I'm happy to be on pole. The new Suzuki GSX-R1000, we definitely want to showcase its ability and putting it on pole is big for them. So hats off to the team and I'm looking forward to tomorrow."