Valentino Rossi takes pole position at Jerez for the first time since 2005.

Ducati test rider Michele Pirro is again replacing the injured Danilo Petrucci...

Qualifying 2:1.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 38.736s[Lap 8/8]287km/h (Top Speed)2.Jorge LorenzoESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 38.858s +0.122s[6/8]288km/h3.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 38.891s +0.155s[8/8]286km/h4.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)1m 39.580s +0.844s[7/8]292km/h5.Maverick Vi?alesESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 39.581s +0.845s[8/8]285km/h6.Aleix EspargaroESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 39.588s +0.852s[7/7]282km/h7.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 39.678s +0.942s[7/8]287km/h8.Pol EspargaroESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m 39.720s +0.984s[7/8]288km/h9.Hector BarberaESPAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 39.742s +1.006s[6/8]290km/h10.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1m 39.881s +1.145s[6/8]287km/h11.Andrea IannoneITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)1m 40.054s +1.318s[6/6]294km/h12.Loris BazFRAAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 40.184s +1.448s[5/5]284km/h

Qualifying 1:13.Alvaro BautistaESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 40.239s285km/h14.Bradley SmithGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m 40.242s287km/h15.Eugene LavertyIRLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 40.292s287km/h16.Yonny HernandezCOLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 40.335s287km/h17.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m 40.595s288km/h18.Stefan BradlGERFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 40.835s281km/h19.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 40.968s284km/h20.Michele PirroITAOcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m 40.985s289km/h21.Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)*1m 41.039s280km/h

Blue Name = No Concessions.
7 engine changes for the season. Engines must be identical throughout season within same team (development freeze). 5 days of private testing.Black Name = Concessions.
9 engine changes. No engine development freeze. Unlimited private testing.* Rookie

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Fastest practice time:Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 39.241s(FP4)

Official Jerez MotoGP records:Best lap: Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 38.735s (2015)Fastest race lap:Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 37.910s (2015)

By Peter McLaren

 

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