Phillip Island MotoGP: Lorenzo clinches pole

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Reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo will look to deny Marc Marquez his first MotoGP championship tomorrow and the factory Yamaha rider will start from pole after setting a fastest time of 1'27.899.

Lorenzo pipped Marquez right at the death to knock the rookie back to second on the grid ahead of Valentino Rossi in third.

Spaniard Alvaro Bautista will head the second row ahead of compatriot Dani Pedrosa and Cal Crutchlow.

1 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 337.9 1'27.899 
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 342.5 1'28.120 0.221 / 0.221
3 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 340.1 1'28.647 0.748 / 0.527
4 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 341.4 1'28.713 0.814 / 0.066
5 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 337.9 1'28.748 0.849 / 0.035
6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 336.8 1'28.809 0.910 / 0.061
7 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 334.5 1'28.941 1.042 / 0.132
8 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 335.0 1'29.295 1.396 / 0.354
9 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 339.5 1'29.660 1.761 / 0.365
10 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 342.2 1'29.756 1.857 / 0.096
11 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 329.9 1'30.264 2.365 / 0.508
12 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 327.2 1'30.735 2.836 / 0.471

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