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MotoGP Misano: Lorenzo takes first pole of 2014, Rossi front row

Jorge Lorenzo takes pole position for the San Marino MotoGP at Misano.
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Jorge Lorenzo took Yamaha's first pole position of the 2014 MotoGP season at Misano on Saturday.

The Spaniard, winner at the circuit for the past three seasons, edged out Pramac Ducati's Andrea Iannone (running the soft tyre to equal his qualifying best) by just 0.051s.

It marks Lorenzo's first pole since last October's Japanese Grand Prix.

Team-mate and local hero Valentino Rossi seized his first front row of the season in third - the pair will now be aiming to break Honda's 2014 win domination on Sunday.

World champion Marc Marquez will start off the front row for the first time this year, claiming a close fourth for Repsol Honda (+0.122s) with team-mate Dani Pedrosa in fifth (+0.180s).

Factory Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso completes row two, with the Espargaro brothers and Bradley Smith (Tech 3 Yamaha) forming row three of Sunday's grid.

Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda), Yonny Hernandez (Pramac Ducati) and Gresini Honda's Alvaro Bautista rounded out the Q2 riders.

Dovizioso's team-mate Cal Crutchlow did not reach the final part of qualifying after watching from the pits as his Q1 time was surpassed by Bradl and Hernandez.

After Friday's rain, Saturday's track action took place in dry and sunny conditions, which are forecast to continue for the race.

Qualifying 2:
1. Jorge Lorenzo
2. Andrea Iannone
3. Valentino Rossi
4. Marc Marquez
5. Dani Pedrosa
6. Andrea Dovizioso
7. Pol Espargaro
8. Aleix Espargaro
9. Bradley Smith
10. Stefan Bradl
11. Yonny Hernandez
12. Alvaro Bautista

Tagged as: Yamaha , Lorenzo

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September 13, 2014 2:31 PM

that was an intense Q2 ... very happy for lorenzo in pole position finally and rossi in front row for the first time this season . once again lorenzo beat his team mate ... but there is a good chance for a first yamaha victory this season . i can really see lorenzo is running away like last year ... but if rossi make a good start maybe we will see a good fight ... marquez will sure be lurking ... and might be the winner ... like he always does this season ... can't wait for tomorrow


September 13, 2014 2:13 PM
Last Edited 772 days ago

Evolution: Wooooooooo Vale is going to Win tomorrow! I am Damn sure. Fp4 times and Sector times makes him even more close to take his first vicotry of the season. GOOD work from Jlo. Definetely going to be a victory contender for tomorrow. But my money On Vale!!!!
No excuses from either of them tomorrow now. Rossi's on the front row and Lorenzo will no doubt be first into turn 1 unless Iannone has anything to say about it. Gunning for a Yamaha win though!

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