Mugello MotoGP: Pedrosa snatches pole

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 01 June 2013 13:52

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa will start tomorrow's MotoGP race from pole position after snatching it at the very end of the final qualifying session.

Perosa stole pole position from reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo with the fastest ever lap of the Mugello circuit - a 1'47:157.

Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo will start from second on the grid, with Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso completing the front row in third.

Brit Cal Crutchlow will head the second row in fourth position despite crashing with just eight minutes of the session remaining. The was in second position when he crashed out.

Honda rider's Stefan Bradl and Marc Marquez will complete the second row.

Valentino Rossi again struggle during qualifying, the Italian posting the seventh fastest time, seven tenths slower than Pedrosa.

Brits Bradley Smith and Michael Laverty will start from 11th and 19th respectively.

1 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 340.5 1'47.157 
2 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 338.7 1'47.226 0.069 / 0.069
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 341.0 1'47.628 0.471 / 0.402
4 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 340.0 1'47.632 0.475 / 0.004
5 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 340.8 1'47.737 0.580 / 0.105
6 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 338.4 1'47.763 0.606 / 0.026
7 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 340.6 1'47.872 0.715 / 0.109
8 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 339.8 1'48.006 0.849 / 0.134
9 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 342.9 1'48.355 1.198 / 0.349
10 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Ducati Test Team Ducati 341.8 1'48.564 1.407 / 0.209
11 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 333.9 1'48.706 1.549 / 0.142
12 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 330.5 1'48.765 1.608 / 0.059