Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso, made the best of the 75 minutes available for qualifying.
Reigning MotoGP Champion takes pole ahead of main rival Marquez
Jorge Lorenzo became the fastest motorcycle rider ever around the Phillip Island circuit today posting a pole time of 1’28.681.
Yamaha Factory Racing star set a new outright lap record of 1’27.899 in qualifying today, smashing the existing record by 0.766 seconds to claim his third pole position of the year.
Reigning World Champion blitzes the opposition ahead of Marquez and Rossi
Reigning MotoGP World Champion sets fastest times in first two practice sessions
Riders were forced to ride very close to the limit.
Championship leader heads grid ahead of Rossi and Crutchlow
A fastest lap of 1.48.653 in QP2 this afternoon will see tomorrow Crutchlow start from seventh position on the grid.
Valentino Rossi enjoyed his best qualifying experience of the year this afternoon.
Yonny Hernandez: "So far, I still haven’t done more than 17 or 18 laps at a time, but there will be 23 tomorrow."
Andrea Iannone only headed out on track approximately 10 minutes from the end of the session and completed a total of seven laps.
Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden were ninth and eleventh, respectively, putting them on the third and fourth rows for tomorrow’s Aragón Grand Prix.
The reigning MotoGP™ champion split the Repsol Honda’s on the front row, as Dani Pedrosa claimed third in qualifying.
Repsol Honda rider sets another lap record ahead of main championship rivals
Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden posting times that will have them starting tomorrow’s GP di San Marino from the third and fourth rows.
Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi will start tomorrow’s Grand Prix of San Marino side by side on the front row.
Marc Marquez set a scorching lap of 1’32.915 to beat the existing lap record by 0.223 seconds and take the first slot on the grid for tomorrow’s race.
A turn 5 crash for Michele Pirro about four minutes from the end of the last and decisive free practice session partly compromised the result.
Sixth pole position of the year for current championship leader
Championship leader continues to push the limits with devastating speed
Cal Crutchlow demonstrated incredible bravery and skill to power his YZR-M1 machine to third position.
Despite persistent discomfort in his right shoulder, Andrea gradually improved his time during the sessions.
Marc Marquez celebrated an emphatic pole position at Silverstone on Saturday, but after qualifying was quick to point out that he did not foresee such record pace.
Ducati Team riders Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden were pleased with the improvements made to their Desmosedici GP13.