Lorenzo clinches pole from Marquez and Rossi in Misano

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 12 Sep 2015

Lorenzo will start on pole

Jorge Lorenzo will start on pole for tomorrow’s MotoGP race in Misano after shattering the lap record in the closing moments of today’s qualifying session.

Reigning champion, Marc Marquez was on schedule to knock his fellow Spaniard off the top spot but was forced to settle for second after losing a chunk of time in the second half of his lap.

Hometown hero Valentino Rossi completes the front row as he goes in search of his first back-to-back victory since 2009 with the leading trio split by just two tenths.

Dani Pedrosa heads row two ahead of Ducati test rider Michele Pirro, who is impressing on the latest version of the Desmosedici GP15 while Britain’s Bradley Smith will start sixth.

Rossi will start on the front row

The factory Ducatis of Andrea Iannone and Dovizisoso will start seventh and eighth, with Silverstone podium-man Danilo Petrucci completing an all-Ducati third row.

Aleix Espargaro took tenth after sneaking through in Q1, ahead of Cal Crutchlow who also had to fight for his qualyfing spot in the first session.

Pol Espargaro starts twelfth, ahead of former Moto2 rival Scott Redding who just missed out on a place in Q2.

MotoGP Misano – Qualifying Results

  1. Jorge Lorenzo – Movistar Yamaha – 1’32.146
  2. Marc Marquez – Repsol Honda – 1’32.252
  3. Valentino Rossi – Movistar Yamaha – 1’32.358
  4. Dani Pedrosa – Repsol Honda – 1’32.434
  5. Michele Pirro – Ducati Team – 1’32.736
  6. Bradley Smith – Monster Tech 3 Yamaha – 1’32.801
  7. Andrea Iannone – Ducati Team – 1’32.821
  8. Andrea Dovizioso – Ducati Team – 132’.934
  9. Danilo Petrucci – Pramac Ducati – 1’33.169
  10. Aleix Espargaro – Ecstar Suzuki – 1.33187
  11. Cal Crutchlow – Givi LCR Honda – 1’33.220
  12. Pol Espargaro – Monster Tech 3 Yamaha – 1’33.222


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