Repsol Honda rider takes fourth pole position of his career in devastating fashion
The podium finish leaves Valentino Rossi on 117 points in the standings in fourth position, 20 points behind teammate Jorge Lorenzo.
Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo battled through one of the most hectic qualifying sessions of the season today to take fourth and sixth respectively on the grid for tomorrow’s US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca.
Heavy crash yesterday sees reigning MotoGP Champion further damaging collarbone
The cool temperatures in the morning resulted in all riders using the softer rear slick options and only two riders evaluating the harder front slick option.
He was taken immediately to the medical centre for x-rays where it was revealed he had damaged the plate inserted in surgery just two weeks ago.
The Doctor is back with the Yamaha Factory Team this year put in a stunning performance in the Grand Prix of The Netherlands to notch his 80th Premier class victory!
Reigning World Champion suffers high-speed crash in wet afternoon practice session
Jorge Lorenzo’s victory and corresponding twenty-five points means he now sits just seven points behind Dani Pedrosa in the MotoGP championship standings.
Lorenzo grabs the victory ahead of countrymen Pedrosa and Marquez
Cal Crutchlow whose best time of 1’41.608 placed him in second position.
Repsol Honda rider leads Crutchlow and Lorenzo in front of home fans
Spaniard demolishes his competitors with Pedrosa and Crutchlow in second and third
Repsol Honda rider storms to top of the timings ahead of Lorenzo and Dovizioso
Rossi eventually finished second overall with a personal best time that was just 0.034 seconds behind Lorenzo.
The Mugello circuit is one of the fastest tracks on the MotoGP calendar.
Yamaha Factory Racing riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi endured a nightmare race today in the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France
Valentino Rossi start the race in France 8th on the grid and he said, "My rhythm is not so bad so we have to try to fix something so we will see tomorrow".
Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Extra-soft, Soft Rear: Extra-soft (Symmetric), Soft, Medium (Asymmetric). Bridgestone wet tyre compounds available: Soft (Main), Hard (Alternative)
Repsol Honda rider tops the timesheets ahead of Lorenzo and Dovizioso
Yamaha Factory Team will remember Jean Claude Olivier at the Le Mans Circuit Bugatti with a special logo on the YZR-M1 bikes of Lorenzo and Rossi.
Spaniard thrills home fans as does second and third pair Marquez and Lorenzo
Valentino Rossi was one of several riders to fall victim to front end crashes in the hot qualifying session.
Hector Barbera was able to qualify just 1.3 seconds from pole position by utilizing the extra-soft rear slick option that is available only to CRT riders at Jerez.