Jerez MotoGP: Lorenzo takes home pole

By MCN -

MotoGP

 28 April 2012 13:57

Factory Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo will start tomorrow's MotoGP race at Jerez from pole position.

Lorenzo took advantage of the drying track to take pole position on his final lap of the session.

Compatriot Dani Pedrosa will start from second on the grid after battling with Lorenzo throughout the session for pole position.

Factory Ducati rider Nicky Hayden takes the final place on the front row, while team-mate Valentino Rossi will start from 13th on the grid - the slowest prototype rider.

Aspar Aprilia rider Randy de Puniet was the fastest CRT rider, qualifying in tenth position ahead of the prototype Ducatis of Rossi, Hector Barbera and Karel Abraham.

Brit Cal Crutchlow heads the second row, despite a crash towards the end of the session. World champion Casey Stoner again struggled onboard his factroy Honda, qualifying fifth.

James Ellison starts from 20th on the grid ahead of Colin Edwards, who crashed as he was caught out by the conditions.

1 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 282.1 1'39.532 
2 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 283.5 1'39.667 0.135 / 0.135
3 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 282.3 1'40.563 1.031 / 0.896
4 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 281.7 1'40.570 1.038 / 0.007
5 1 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 285.9 1'40.577 1.045 / 0.007
6 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 280.9 1'41.090 1.558 / 0.513
7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 284.0 1'41.180 1.648 / 0.090
8 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 286.9 1'41.447 1.915 / 0.267
9 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 287.3 1'41.550 2.018 / 0.103
10 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 265.6 1'41.700 2.168 / 0.150
11 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 284.2 1'41.724 2.192 / 0.024
12 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 288.8 1'41.871 2.339 / 0.147
13 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 282.3 1'42.961 3.429 / 1.090
14 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 267.7 1'43.135 3.603 / 0.174
15 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 268.2 1'43.363 3.831 / 0.228
16 54 Mattia PASINI ITA Speed Master ART 266.5 1'44.308 4.776 / 0.945
17 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Avintia Blusens BQR 269.5 1'44.467 4.935 / 0.159
18 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda 257.4 1'44.645 5.113 / 0.178
19 22 Ivan SILVA SPA Avintia Blusens BQR 261.4 1'44.717 5.185 / 0.072
20 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 264.8 1'45.724 6.192 / 1.007
21 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 264.5 1'46.200 6.668 / 0.476