Lorenzo shatters lap record to take pole in Valencia

Author: Oli Rushby in Valencia Posted: 07 Nov 2015

Lorenzo will start on pole in Spain

Jorge Lorenzo will start tomorrow’s MotoGP finale from pole position after obliterating the circuit record to take pole in this afternoon’s qualifying session.

The Mallorcan posted a time of 1’30.011 mid-way through the session which was good enough to take pole position despite a late attack from Marc Marquez.

Marquez was under through the first split but lost two tenths sliding through sector two, leaving him 0.488 seconds behind his fellow Spaniard.

Valentino Rossi crashed out of the session

Dani Pedrosa took third, just 0.017 behind team-mate Marquez with an impressive performance from Aleix Espargaro seeing the Suzuki rider qualify fourth.

Cal Crutchlow will start the race fifth ahead of Bradley Smith with Iannone, Pol Espargaro and Andrea Dovizioso on the third row.

Valentino Rossi, whose qualifying wouldn’t count with his back-of-the-grid penalty, crashed out on a final run after losing the rear at turn eight while on a personal best lap.

Qualifying Results - Valencia

Qualifying Valencia

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