Aragon MotoGP: Lorenzo snatches pole from Pedrosa

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 29 September 2012 13:57

MotoGP championship leader Jorge Lorenzo will start tomorrow's race at the Motorland Aragon circuit from pole position after knocking Dani Pedrosa off pole position at the end of the session.

Pedrosa had a crash at the beginning of the session and the Spaniard did well to recover and qualify second. Britain's Cal Crutchlow completes the front row in third.

Factory Yamah rider Ben Spies heads the second row ahead of LCR Honda rider Stefan Bradl and Tech 3 Yamaha rider Andrea Dovizioso.

Jonathan Rea qualified well onboard Casey Stoner's Repsol Honda, heading the third row in seventh ahead of the factory Ducati pair of Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden, both of whom crashed during the qualifying session.

1 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 334.4 1'49.404 
2 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 338.4 1'49.492 0.088 / 0.088
3 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 333.4 1'49.576 0.172 / 0.084
4 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 332.1 1'49.748 0.344 / 0.172
5 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 336.2 1'50.034 0.630 / 0.286
6 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 333.7 1'50.241 0.837 / 0.207
7 56 Jonathan REA GBR Repsol Honda Team Honda 333.8 1'50.410 1.006 / 0.169
8 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 336.1 1'50.949 1.545 / 0.539
9 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 331.9 1'51.013 1.609 / 0.064
10 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 335.7 1'51.072 1.668 / 0.059
11 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 315.3 1'51.082 1.678 / 0.010
12 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 332.2 1'51.155 1.751 / 0.073
13 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 317.3 1'51.459 2.055 / 0.304
14 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 332.2 1'51.521 2.117 / 0.062
15 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 317.8 1'52.606 3.202 / 1.085
16 54 Mattia PASINI ITA Speed Master ART 314.0 1'52.638 3.234 / 0.032
17 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 314.2 1'52.853 3.449 / 0.215
18 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 314.5 1'53.140 3.736 / 0.287
19 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Avintia Blusens BQR 309.9 1'53.233 3.829 / 0.093
20 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 314.9 1'53.719 4.315 / 0.486
21 44 David SALOM SPA Avintia Blusens BQR 308.5 1'55.290 5.886 / 1.571