Jorge Lorenzo takes pole by almost half-a-second while title rival Valentino Rossi falls at the end of qualifying at Valencia.

Rossi leads team-mate Lorenzo by seven points heading into this weekend's championship decider.

However Rossi will start last on the grid after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) refused a request to suspend the Sepang penalty while his appeal is in progress.

Karel Abraham and Alex de Angelis continue to be sidelined by injuries. Anthony West is again substituting for Abraham with Broc Parkes making a MotoGP return in place of Alex de Angelis. Ducati test rider Michele Pirro is competing as a wild-card...

Qualifying 2:1.Jorge LorenzoESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 30.011s[Lap 5/8]321km/h (Top Speed)2.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 30.499s +0.488s[2/8]322km/h3.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 30.516s +0.505s[7/8]323km/h4.Aleix EspargaroESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 30.917s +0.906s[6/7]313km/h5.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1m 30.948s +0.937s[6/7]319km/h6.Bradley SmithGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m 31.012s +1.001s[8/9]322km/h7.Andrea IannoneITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP15)1m 31.056s +1.045s[8/9]330km/h8.Pol EspargaroESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m 31.080s +1.069s[6/8]322km/h9.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP15)1m 31.245s +1.234s[8/8]327km/h10.Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 31.292s +1.281s[7/8]323km/h11.Maverick Vi?alesESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)*1m 31.340s +1.329s[5/7]317km/h12.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 31.471s +1.460s[3/6]319km/h

Qualifying 1:13.Michele PirroITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP15)1m 31.780s325km/h14.Stefan BradlGERFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 31.824s319km/h15.Hector BarberaESPAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14 Open)1m 31.851s321km/h16.Loris BazFRAForward Racing (Forward Yamaha)*1m 31.856s312km/h17.Nicky HaydenUSAAspar MotoGP Team (RC213V-RS)1m 32.083s312km/h18.Yonny HernandezCOLOcto Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 32.142s321km/h19.Alvaro BautistaESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 32.282s311km/h20.Scott ReddingGBREstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 32.448s315km/h21.Jack MillerAUSLCR Honda (RC213V-RS)*1m 32.564s316km/h22.Mike Di MeglioFRAAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14 Open)1m 32.716s316km/h23.Anthony WestAUSAB Motoracing (RC213V-RS)1m 33.049s311km/h24.Eugene LavertyIRLAspar MotoGP Team (RC213V-RS)*1m 33.066s310km/h25.Toni EliasSPAForward Racing (Forward Yamaha)1m 33.092s322km/h26.Broc ParkesAUSE-Motion IodaRacing (ART)1m 33.577s302km/h

Blue Name = Factory - Official MotoGP ECU hardware, unique manufacturer software.
20 litres of race fuel, 5 engine changes for the season. All engines identical throughout the year within the same team (development freeze).Black Name = Factory (with concessions) - Official MotoGP ECU hardware, unique manufacturer software.
Applicable to Factory entries by a manufacturer that did not achieve a dry win in 2013 (Ducati) or any new MotoGP manufacturers (Suzuki and Aprilia).
22 litres of race fuel for Ducati, 24 litres for Suzuki and Aprilia. Same 12 engine changes, softer rear tyre, no engine development freeze and extra testing opportunities as the Open Category.Red Name = Open - Full official MotoGP ECU, hardware and software.
24 litres of race fuel, 12 engine changes, softer rear tyre, no engine development freeze and greater testing opportunities relative to Factory.* Rookie

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Fastest practice time:Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati 1m 30.925s (FP3)

Official Valencia MotoGP records:Best lap: Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 30.237s (2013)Fastest race lap:Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 31.515s (2014)

 

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